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Doctor insights on: Salicylic Acid Ingrown Hairs

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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 had laser hair removal done in my public area an now I get non stop in grown hairs I've tried salicylic acid astringent no help please any advice?

I had laser hair removal done in my public area an now I get non stop in grown hairs I've tried salicylic acid astringent no help please any advice?

How many sessions: Right after a laser procedure you can get some ingrown hairs. Sometimes you need a topical antibiotic. Make sure to go see the dermatologist who did your laser. This is where you have to be careful where you get laser hair removal. A dermatologist will know how to fix it! ...Read more

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I keep getting ingrown hair folice ?

I keep getting ingrown hair folice ?

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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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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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