Veet Side Effects

by Rebecca Johnson

Veet Hair Removal creams and gels are designed to remove hair from the armpits, legs, and bikini area. It is meant to be applied to the desired area, left on for three minutes, and then removed by a spatula or a Veet Rasera, which is a bladeless razor.

How Does Veet Work

Veet is a chemical depilatory. It dissolves the hair shaft, allowing a person to remove body hair from the surface of the skin.

Does not Remove Hair

The largest overall complaint of using Veet is that it does not adequately remove hair and that the user must wait another 72 hours before reapplying.

Tingling and Warming Sensation

Veet recommends that the user performs a patch test 24 hours prior to use. If the user experiences any tingling or a warming sensation, then the area should be thoroughly rinsed and use should be discontinued.

Skin Irritation

Skin irritation, such as scratches from the spatula or Rasera, as well as light burns to the applied area, are often reported.

Chemical Burn

A less common side effect of Veet is a chemical burn. Users of this product have reported up to second degree burns on the area that it has been treated.

About the Author

Rebecca Johnson has been a public-sector technical trainer since 1996. Along with creating training materials, she specializes in technical writing and how-to documentation for computer software. Johnson is a Microsoft-certified master instructor and holds a bachelor's degree in communicating technology.