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Doctor insights on: Avoiding Ingrown Hairs After Waxing

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After a manzillian wax what should I apply to the irritated skin? Also, any recommendations on what to use to avoid ingrown hairs?

After a manzillian wax what should I apply to the irritated skin? Also, any recommendations on what to use to avoid ingrown hairs?

Aloe: Slow or bit e is soothing. Now the only way to avoid ingrown hairs is to be rid ofvtreatmen. You can do this with electrolysis or perhaps laser tx. Both options are permanent however expensive ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Our hair follicles are meant to erupt and to grow straight out of the skin. Often, a hair may turn into the channel out of which it should grow, and penetrates the skin, causing swelling and irritation. This may happen because of blockage or with very curly hair. These are not always a problem unless the hair does not erupt and then possibly leads to infection ...Read more


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I use waxing strips on my vulva? How to avoid after-waxing blemishes/bumps/ingrown hairs on buttocks?

I use waxing strips on my vulva? How to avoid after-waxing blemishes/bumps/ingrown hairs on buttocks?

You shouldn't be: Applying waxing strips to your vulva. The tissues are very delicate. It is best to have sugar waxing techniques to the bikini line or inner thigh done by a professional. ...Read more

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I wax bikini line - found a circular dark shadow/spot under skin. Ingrown hair? Something else? It just looks like a shadow, but can't see a hair.

I wax bikini line - found a circular dark shadow/spot under skin. Ingrown hair? Something else? It just looks like a shadow, but can't see a hair.

Needs evaluation: It is impossible to tell you if this is normal or not in a virtual setting. You must see a MD to evaluate this spot if you are concerned, preferably a GYN. ...Read more

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I can't seem to prevent ingrown hairs on my inner thighs no matter the precautions i take before waxing and after. ?

Ingrown Hair: Exfoliate your skin before you wax to get rid of dead skin and release trapped hairs that could be forced back into the skin while waxing. Just lather up with a loofah in the shower, or create your own body scrub by mixing a cup of brown sugar with 3 tbsp. Of olive oil and 1 tbsp. Of milk. Scrub in a circular motion for 30 seconds, then rinse away and pat dry before waxing. ...Read more

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Can it be common to get ingrown hairs from a Brazilian wax?

Can it be common to get ingrown hairs from a Brazilian wax?

Brazilian Wax: A brazilian waxing may contribute to ingrown hairs, or more commonly to inflammation around the "plucked" hair follicle. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my pubic hair is extremely coarse and prone to ingrown hair and folliculitis with waxing while my skin is fair?

What do you suggest if my pubic hair is extremely coarse and prone to ingrown hair and folliculitis with waxing while my skin is fair?

Avoid waxing !: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medication to clear dead skin cells (retinoids). Steroids may be used for significant inflammation & antibiotics may be considered if the area has become infected. ...Read more

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Is brazillian wax or shaving better if I'm prone to ingrown hairs and prefer to keep the area bare? How do I best prevent irritation?

Shave.: In general waxing tends to create more ingrown hairs, because you're pulling the hairs out by their roots. Shave, but use a single-blade or electric razor, not the fancy multi-blade models. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea; ingrown hairs occur when hair shafts are shaved below the skin line, allowing them to grow inward instead of back out of the skin. ...Read more

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I wax pubic area; last month got ingrown hair - purple-ish bump. Small, hasn't grown, but tried to pick tonight & stings/bleeds -infection? Dr? To do?

I wax pubic area; last month got ingrown hair - purple-ish bump. Small, hasn't grown, but tried to pick tonight & stings/bleeds -infection? Dr? To do?

Antibiotics: f it is small you can try topical antibiotics like bacitracin or neosporin. Warm baths may help. Keep the area clean with soap and water. If it worsens, it may need oral antibiotics or even incision and drainage. See your doctor if it worsens. ...Read more