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Do You Get Ingrown Hairs After Electrolysis
Mild Discomfort: Generally, depending on the type of treatment there is mild discomfort. The laser is targeting the pigment in the hair. The darker, thicker, or more dense the hair follicles the more heat is generated. The more heat generated the more discomfort. At times I have had patients use a topical numbing cream which helps. However, most patients do not require numbling. ...Read more
It will grow out...: ...By itself. Don't pick or squeeze it; that will just make it worse. Warm compresses often help. Prevent further ingrown hairs by shaving with an electric razor, or a single-blade hand razor. (multiple-blade razors shave too close to the skin and create the conditions that promote ingrowing of hairs.). ...Read more
Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal usually gets rid of hair. Think it through before embarking on that journey. It usually means you are anxious and obsessed with being clean. Obsessive compulsive traits are not mentally healthy and often attract men who do not want mature looking woman such as pedophiles or men with unrealistic expectations of how you should look. ...Read more
Two ways: Usually ingrown toenails form from a malformation of the toenail. It ends up that email is too wide for the nailbed, or the sides of the nail naturally curve in. This causes pressure and the potential for an ingrown toenail to form. Ingrown toenails, can also caused by improper trimming of the nails. If you think you have an ingrown toenail, be sure to visit your podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shaving issues...: Shaving might cause problems in some people which include ingrown hairs, inflammation, infections. My recommendation is to probably use alternative ways to get rid of the hair if the problem is recurrent. You might need to see a Dermatologist and consider permanent hair removal treatment. ...Read more
What can I do to get rid of deep ingrown hairs after laser hair removal treatment other than exfoliating?
Patience and time: By your 3rd or 4 th treatment, as your skin naturally turns over, these hairs and the inflammation around them will resolve and improve. If you start digging around to pull the hairs out, you will be successful but will leave terrible scarring. Gentle exfoliation, repeat treatments, and time will provide you with the best results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication : It is important to shave every day and your dermatologist can prescribe medication for this eruption. ...Read more
Ingrown hairs: 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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