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Nair Scare From a Third-degree Burn Lawsuit: Dermatologists Warn Users of Depilatories like Nair

Nair Scare From a Third-degree Burn Lawsuit: Dermatologists Warn Users of Depilatories like Nair

Anyone who’s ever had to remove an embarrassing amount of hair from, well, embarrassing places, has no doubt come across Nair. Introduced in 1940, Nair comes from a combination of the words “No” and “Hair”.  Nair falls under a category of products known as ‘Depilatories’ – a chemical depilatory is a cocktail of chemicals that help breakdown the strength and appearance of hair. The chemicals in Nair are so harsh that the company itself recommends a maximum waiting time of about 3 minutes before wiping the hair away.

While Nair is certainly iconic and effective in its own right, it comes with a bevy of unexpected dangers that will leave you wondering why the company hasn’t changed its formula.

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Recently, a Manhattan resident sued the manufacturers of Veet hair removal cream. Veet is a depilatory cream that is chemically similar to Nair. The woman sued the manufacturers after she suffered third-degree burns when visiting the beach after using the product stating that the instructions were far too vague and made no mention of being in the sun after using the product. The active ingredients found in products like Veet and Nair are corrosive in their own right. Commonly used are chemicals such as calcium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, keratin dissolving agents and more. While these chemicals are FDA approved, they are still harmful to a wide segment of the population.

Though this severity of injury is uncommon, it’s certainly not unheard of. In fact, various top New York City dermatologists spoke out about common injuries that arise from using products like Veet and Nair. Said one popular dermatologic surgeon based in Manhattan: “Even without sun exposure, I’ve seen people burned or irritated by the product [Veet, Nair] just because it is fairly caustic to the skin – a three-minute treatment…turns into months of displeasure. Being disfigured can ruin your whole Summer. If you leave it on too long, almost everyone will see irritation”.

The irritation from Nair begins almost instantly in the form of reddish, tender burns that are warm to the touch. In more extreme cases, the irritation may not show for a few days, evolving into crusty, oozing skin. Said another dermatologist “It’s my least favorite of all the (hair-removal) options.”

While Nair is a classic solution, even experts agree that there are better, less corrosive alternatives. Users of Nair should take care to discern whether or not using it is worth the risk.

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