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Dr. Travis: Health challenge comes from Danielle and a lot of women can relate to this.
Danielle: Hi, doctors. My health question is, is there any way I can tweeze my eyebrows without making you want to cry? I know they say that beauty is pain and pain is beauty, but I don’t really buy that. Is there any way I can tweeze my eyebrows without it being really painful? Thanks.
Dr. Jim: I'm so glad she asked that because I have the worst problem and it hurts.
Dr. Lisa: I'm going to help you out.
Dr. Drew: Plucking problems.
Dr. Travis: We’ve been waiting all day for this solution.
Dr. Lisa: I know I'm going to have you—it won't completely take away the pain but it will decrease it. If you actually use a warm compress and this is it. Well, just warm a little bit, warm compress to open up the hair follicle and so you can either use warm compress or being in a hot shower, so that the steam opens up that down.
Dr. Jim: So that can make it easier for the--
Dr. Lisa: Hair follicle to come out or to decrease the pain. So we’ve done that warm compress. Let’s hope that make it, but that’s alright, ready? I’ve got one. How that felt?
Dr. Drew: Is she shaking your brows?
Dr. Lisa: Now, you may also want to use a tweezers that’s been in ice cube or the freezer or something so that is cold so then that will numb it.
Dr. Travis: I'm going to tell you right now that--
Dr. Jim: Okay.
Dr. Travis: The cold tweezers--
Dr. Jim: Actually, that wasn’t as bad. Yeah, did you get one?
Dr. Travis: I don’t buy that?
Dr. Lisa: I’ve got two this time.
Dr. Travis: No.
Dr. Jim: I felt the cold, she used the tweezers for were up against.
Dr. Drew: I don’t buy that.
Dr. Jim: No, but the hair was at the tweezers were up against my skin for the few moments. You feel the cold and then she plucked away.
Dr. Travis: So warm compress then cold tweezers, that’s a great tip. I can’t wait to go home and use it.