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Ho do depilatory creams work for hair removal?

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They're not all the same, and you can't use some on certain areas of your body, so read the label. The chemicals in these products dissolve the hair shaft. Using a cream improperly -- for instance, leaving it on too long -- can burn your skin. Test a little bit of the cream on a small area on your arm to make sure you don’t have a bad reaction to it. Be sure to follow the directions on the cream.

From: Hair Removal Options WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology: "Laser hair removal."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Treating excess body hair could remedy a hairy situation."

FDA: "Removing Hair Safely."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 2, 2018

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American Academy of Dermatology: "Laser hair removal."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Treating excess body hair could remedy a hairy situation."

FDA: "Removing Hair Safely."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 2, 2018

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