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There are many different types of hair removal: shaving, plucking, waxing, depilation, laser hair removal, oral medications, and electrolysis. Laser hair removal is one of the longest-lasting methods of hair removal. Unfortunately, no hair-removal technique is permanent when it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair.

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      • Folliculitis facts
      • What is folliculitis? What are folliculitis symptoms and signs? What does folliculitis look like?
      • Who develops folliculitis?
      • What are the causes of folliculitis?
      • How is folliculitis diagnosed?
      • What else could folliculitis look like?
      • What are common types of folliculitis?
      • What is hot tub folliculitis or Jacuzzi folliculitis?
      • What is razor burn folliculitis?
      • What is pseudofolliculitis barbae?
      • Is folliculitis curable? Is folliculitis contagious?
      • What are possible complications of folliculitis?
      • How is folliculitis treated?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) with folliculitis?
      • How do I prevent folliculitis?
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      Head Lice Article
      • Head lice facts
      • What are head lice?
      • How common is head lice infestation?
      • Who is at risk for getting head lice?
      • How in the world does a child get head lice?
      • What do head lice look like?
      • Where are head lice most commonly found?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of head lice infestation?
      • How is a head lice infestation diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a head lice infestation (pediculosis)?
      • My child has head lice. I don't. Should I treat myself to prevent being infested?
      • Should my pets be treated for head lice?
      • My child is under 2 years of age and has been diagnosed with head lice. Can I treat my child with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs?
      • What OTC medications are available to treat head lice?
      • What is the prescription drug used to treat head lice?
      • Are any home remedies effective at getting rid of head lice?
      • Which head lice medicine is best for me?
      • What are the rules with head lice medicines?
      • How can I prevent head lice?
      • Should household sprays be used to kill adult lice?
      • Should I have a pest-control company spray my house?
      • What is the prognosis of a head lice infestation?
    • Hair Loss There are many causes of scalp hair loss. This featured article covers the common ones such as patchy hair loss (alopecia areata,...learn more »
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      Hair Loss Article
      • Hair loss facts
      • What are causes of hair loss?
      • How do physicians classify hair loss?
      • What is alopecia areata?
      • What is traction alopecia?
      • What is trichotillomania?
      • What is tinea capitis?
      • What is generalized (diffuse) hair loss?
      • What is telogen effluvium?
      • What is androgenetic or androgenic alopecia ("male-pattern baldness," "female-pattern baldness")?
      • What treatment is there for hair loss in men?
      • What other options do people have for hair loss?
      • Is hair loss in women different than men?
      • What about pregnancy hair loss?
      • What specific treatments are there for hair loss in women?
      • What vitamins are good for hair loss?
      • Can itchy scalp cause hair loss?
      • How do people prevent hair loss?
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), also known by the name Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is a hormonal problem that causes women to...learn more »
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      Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Article
      • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) facts
      • What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
      • What are the symptoms of PCOS?
      • What causes PCOS?
      • How is PCOS diagnosed?
      • What conditions or complications can be associated with PCOS?
      • What treatments are available for PCOS?
    • Burns (First Aid) Burns are categorized by severity as first, second, or third degree. First degree burns are similar to a painful sunburn. The...learn more »
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      Burns (First Aid) Article
      • Introduction to burns
      • How are burns classified?
      • What is the significance of the amount of body area burned?
      • How important is the location of a burn?
      • What about electrical burns?
      • What about chemical burns?
      • First aid for burns
    • Scars Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process after injury. The depth and size of the wound incision and the location...learn more »
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      Scars Article
      • Scars facts
      • What is a scar?
      • What are the different types of scars?
      • What causes a scar?
      • What are symptoms and signs of a scar?
      • How are scars diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a scar?
      • Are there any home remedies to reduce scarring?
      • What is the prognosis of a scar?
      • Can scarring be prevented?
      • Does insurance coverage apply to scar treatments?

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