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What type of hair removal is most likely to cause an ingrown hair?

What type of hair removal is most likely to cause an ingrown hair?

Ingrown hairs: Tweezing, shaving & waxing can lead to ingrown hairs. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Strimling
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Hair Removal (Definition)

Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more


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Which form of hair removal has the highest risk of causing ingrown hairs?

Which form of hair removal has the highest risk of causing ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hairs: I believe tweezing, waxing and shaving can be associated with ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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Deep and long ingrown hairs that circle into skin and never come out completely. All over my body, even places that have never had hair removal done.

Deep and long ingrown hairs that circle into skin and never come out completely. All over my body, even places that have never had hair removal done.

Ingrown hairs: This is common condition common with certain genetic backgrounds. When this occurs in the beards of men it is known as pseudofolliculitis barbae. You should refer to this term online and search for the preventive measures for yourself. It can occur in areas without shaving, but this increases the risk greatly. The bumps can get secondarily infected. ...Read more

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If i get laser hair removal on all of my dark hair can I still be at risk of ingrown hairs? I get so many ingrown hairs that I am considering just lasering off all of my body hair. Will this likely solve my problem or is it possible to keep getting ingro

It : It is still possible that you will get ingrown hairs with laser hair removal, although it is less likely. During the laser hair removal process, you may actually get more ingrown hairs than you are used to- as any time you change the modality with which you remove hair- shaving to waxing to nairing to epilating to laser hair removal. Over time, the number of in-growns should drastically reduce with laser hair removal, as there will be less hair. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of deep ingrown hairs after laser hair removal treatment other than exfoliating?

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 more

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Keratosis pilaris causing many countless ingrown hairs, laser hair removal an option to kill problem at root?

Keratosis pilaris causing many countless ingrown hairs, laser hair removal an option to kill problem at root?

Yes it is: But it may take several treatments over years because many follicles will be in the telogen phase (sleep phase) and is is often combined with microdermabrasion or other exfoliative treatments. ...Read more

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How can I stop ingrown hairs after shaving?

You can not: Though hygienic measures are your best thing. Temporarily apply olive oil or coconut oil after shaving. ...Read more

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How to stop ingrown hairs in my neck?

Dont cut it: Avoid cutting hair too short. Proper skin care allowing follicles to errupt and avoiding skin irritants and frequent trauma from shaving. Consider hair reduction creams - vaniqua. If you must shave, hair removal with laser for more permanent reduction is ideal. ...Read more

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How can I stop ingrown hairs and itching?

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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I have a sharp nagging pain in the back of my head. When I touch it, is that an ingrown hair? And how do I make it stop?

Gott see it.: Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes a quick look is all that is needed. Given the information we have, a quick look by someone with medical knowledge would be better. ...Read more

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How can I stop ingrown hairs on my chest from happening? I don't pluck or shave. Anytime it ruptures i clean the pus but it always comes back.

How can I stop ingrown hairs on my chest from happening? I don't pluck or shave. Anytime it ruptures i clean the pus but it always comes back.

Ingrown hair: If you are not plucking or shaving then you cannot stop it. You probably have curly hair because they become ingrown more easily. Most of the time people get these from shaving or trying to remove the hair. If you are not doing this then friction in the area may be the problem. Wash with benzoyl peroxide or apply this to the area may help. Do not rub or scrub the area or may cause the problem. ...Read more

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I keep on getting ingrown hair follicles that turn into red, sensitive cysts in pubic region, they go down but swell back up. How do I stop this?

I keep on getting ingrown hair follicles that turn into red, sensitive cysts in pubic region, they go down but swell back up. How do I stop this?

Stop shaving: Like many young people today, I'm guessing you shave your pubic area. This sounds like typical folliculitis due to shaving. It can be a particular problem in the pubic area (more than the face) because of greater bacterial colonization in that part of the body, and because curly hair is more likely to ingrow after shaving. If hair removal is important to you, consider a non-shaving method. ...Read more

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I had what looked to be a blood blister on the inside lip of my vagina and I popped it thinking it was an ingrown hair and now it won't stop bleeding?

I had what looked to be a blood blister on the inside lip of my vagina and I popped it thinking it was an ingrown hair and now it won't stop bleeding?

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam. Hold pressure for now to help control the bleeding. ...Read more

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My bff has constant inffected pimple ingrown hair on parts of her body that she cant stop from comming back she is good about hygiene and oils and dir?

My bff has constant inffected pimple ingrown hair on parts of her body that she cant stop from comming back she is good about hygiene and oils and dir?

INFECTED PIMPLE: I CANNOT SEE OR FEEL THIS PIMPLE. PLEASE SEE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR WHO MIGHT REFER YOU TO A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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I was wondering what do ingrown hairs look like?

It could look: like a raised pink bump, like a pimple, like a small boil - it is variable. ...Read more

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I have had ingrown hairs for a year or maybe more, what should I do?

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

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more