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Ingrown Hair Scars
Laser/Light therapy: Unsightly ingrown hair scars are usually related to the darkened color of tissues at the site and some treatments like plucking may induce further injury and inflammation and increase the color, hence has to be stopped. Laser or light therapy along with pigmet stain decreasing creams like vivite vibrance may help. Also use sunblocks regularly. ...Read more
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
For black skin, is there any way to get rid of ingrown hair scars on the thighs without laser removal (besides topical creams)?
How can I get rid of ingrown hair scars on my thighs without surgery? I am African American. I've tused ambi fade cream for a year but saw no results.
I recently had a tattoo done to my upper arm. I have some deep ingrown hair scars in the same area, will tazorac distort the tattoo in any way?
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
See your dermatologi: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
My ovaries were removed 2 years ago. I have an irratation that i thought was an ingrown hair on my scar, a week later I have a open hole. What is it?
Nothing OTC: Ingrown hairs occur usually after shaving. In some persons the hair will curl as it grows back. The sharp, beveled edge allows the hair to dive back into the skin, causing the ingrown hair. If you shave this area then stopping this practice will help prevent this from happening. If you are not shaving and getting a lot of these then you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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