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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 43 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.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent ingrown hairs?

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Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 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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A 47-year-old member asked:

How to prevent ingrown hairs on your nipples?

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Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 11 years experience
Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs are hairs that do not release their secretions or follicle through the skin properly and become infected. You may consider regular cleaning of this area up to twice a day if needed. Allowing the hair to grow out may also help avoid possible infection at the site.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

How do you prevent ingrown hairs from growing?

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Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
LASER: Laser treatments kills the hair follicles.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

How can I prevent reoccurring infected ingrown hairs?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Several things: Moisturizing your skin can sometimes help, as well as either shaving regularly, or letting them grow out. Men often have this problem on their neck or face if they shave, while women often have problems in the bikini area.
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Last updated Feb 25, 2017

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