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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

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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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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What do I do to remove my ingrown hair?

A doctor can: A doctor makes a little nick in the skin and removes the offending hair. ...Read more

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What should I do when I have an ingrown hair?

Ingrown Hair: If an ingrown hair is bothering you or has become infected, your doctor can make a small cut in your skin with a sterile needle or scalpel to release it. Your doctor may also prescribe medicine such as: steroid medicine that you rub on your skin to bring down the swelling. Retinoids (retin a) to remove dead skin cells and reduce the skin pigment. Antibiotics either topical or oral. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an ingrown hair?

How can I get rid of an ingrown hair?

Laser: One of the best ways to treat an ingrown hair is to use a laser to destroy the hair follicle so that it doesn't come back. This is done with a hair removal laser (we use Xeo 1064). You can also do a needle excision, but you may continue to have issues with the hair follicle. Use of an exfoliant can help prevent ingrowth of hairs in the future. ...Read more

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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