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Is there a way to prevent ingrown hairs around the pubic area.

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Laser hair removal: Or electrolysis are good methods to destroy the hair follicle and prevent ingrown hairs.
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs.

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