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How can i prevent ingrown hairs around my penis?

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology 23 years experience
Trim, don't shave: MANSCAPING: Ingrown hairs occur when the tip of a hair gets caught underneath the skin surface but continues to grow while trapped inside the follicle, creating a "hair pimple". If you get waxed (Brazilian) or shave very closely, you increase the chance that a hair will get caught beneath the surface. If you want a "neat" appearance, try trimming the hair with an electric clipper instead.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent ingrown hairs from shaving?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Avoid closest shave: Before shaving wash face with warm soap and water. Rinse off and then apply shving gel. Avoid trying to get the closest shave in the world since this increases the risk of ingrown hairs. If you only get ingrown hairs on your neck, and the hair is dark, you could consider laser hair removal.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent ingrown hairs?

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Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Don't shave: Stop shaving or plucking to avoid getting ingrown hairs. If you want to remove hair get laser treatments.

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Last updated Jan 7, 2015

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