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Koalabear1 08-22-2012 12:46 PM

Unwanted hair
 
Hello all,

I have come in search of a solution for a rather embarrasing problem!
I have a thick, course layer of dark hair on my butt cheeks and around both nipples.
How can I remove these at home? For the nipple hair I am currently cutting it with scissors but its hard to do as there is so much and im sure its growing back faster. For my backside I've shaved some of it but its growing back :( this has been slowly happening for about the last 6 years and I can't bear to show my body anyone.

Any advice would be so gratefully recieved. Thanks guys xx

Kimadam 08-28-2012 02:57 AM

Re: Unwanted hair
 
Waxing kits are normally more favorite than cream hair removers as the smell of the cream is frustrating for many people. The cream hair removers can also cause adverse skin side effects for people who are presently undergoing any treatment.

Koalabear1 08-28-2012 07:22 AM

Re: Unwanted hair
 
Thanks kimadam,

The problem is all waxing/cream kits say not for use on nipples or genital areas. So what am I supposed to do?! I saw a laser machine that was about 400 and you could use it from home, it also said that it was safe for breasts and genital area,but I forgot the name of it, I've pent hours searching the net for it with no results. I think it was called 'my lady' or my something!

Thank you x

ladybud 08-28-2012 08:19 AM

Re: Unwanted hair
 
There is no reason you couldn't use the wax on butt cheeks (not really your genitalia) or around nipples, as it is just paraffin. The nipple area is more sensitive to burns, so just be careful to use it around the areola and that it is not too hot, which I am sure is why the warning is on the product. You could also call the 1 800 number on the product to verify that. You might ask your Dr to run a testosterone and DHEA blood test on you to see if you have excess male hormone imbalance. This could be the cause of the hair growth, and if elevated, an endocrinologist might be able to help you.

Koalabear1 08-28-2012 01:31 PM

Re: Unwanted hair
 
Thank you Ladybud :)

I have some 'touch up/facial hair' wax strips which I could use, they are just sticky and don't require heating. I'm worries about possible damage to myself by pulling it off though?! The packet doesn't actually say anything about not using on nipples, but I'm sure its not what its meant for!

ladybud 10-15-2012 12:29 PM

Re: Unwanted hair
 
The sticky strips should be no problem. After hair removal I would just wash the area to remove any adhesive residue on your skin. You can also tweeze the hairs if there aren't too many. Ouch! But it gets the job done.

melika 01-23-2013 02:01 PM

Re: Unwanted hair
 
anyone tried spirolactone?

ladybud 01-27-2013 01:13 PM

Re: Unwanted hair
 
Spironolactone suppresses aldosterone which if one has adrenal hormone excess can help. However, I would be careful about it, as it carries breast cancer as a side effect if used long term. I would consult an endocrinologist to check your adrenal hormones, esp. androgens like DHEA. Then the treatment can be specifically geared toward suppressing the hormone that is elevated causing the excess hair growth. Many women with hirsutism have polycystic ovarian syndrome, which your gynecologist could be consulted about.


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