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Treatment For Ingrowing Hairs
Many things may help: The easiest answer is to stop shaving and grow a beard. If this isn't practical, then you can try to use one of the otc depilatory meds. That dissolve hair. These are strong and can't be used daily. There are prescription medications that may help. Also there are razors and shaving methods specific for this condition. ...Read more
Removal: Irritation and constant irritations.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends : I assume you are referring to growth of scalp hair that is thinning out due to heredity . If that is not the case or you are not sure your best bet is to get a hair loss evaluation by a dermatologist. If you have hereditary male pattern hair loss you have two choices. Minoxidil topical works and is over the counter. Finasteride is taken orally but you need a prescription. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Do you mean hair loss? Using rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia (finasteride) can help slow down or reverse male pattern hair loss. Taking vitamins and supplements may help with hair health if nutritionally deficient. If there is an underlying medical condition causing hair loss, then finding and treating the cause (ie: anemia, thyroid disease) may help. ...Read more
Tx: 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
Maybe: Platelet rich plasma is thought to have growth factors and cytokines that rejuvenate skin and perhaps hair follicles and matrix. As mono therapy it probably isn't so great but it may help hair transplantation Propecia (finasteride) or Minoxidil work better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Keratosis pilaris causing many countless ingrown hairs, laser hair removal an option to kill problem at root?
Hair destruction: The laser targets the melanin (pigment) contained in the hair bulb resulting in permanent hair reduction but there is no such thing as 100% permanent hair removal. At best you can achieve about 80% hair reduction after undergoing a series of treatments. You can maintain relatively hair free periods for certain lengths of time. The remaining hairs grow back slower, are finer, fewer in number. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair reduction is very effective for women (and men). Depending on skin type, ethnicity, laser used and area you wish treated, you may need between 6 and 10 treatments spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart. Multiple areas can be treated simultaneously if you wish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a podiatrist: The podiatrist can examine the toe and may be able to trim the nail properly for you and recommend a topical medication to avoid recurrence or may recommend a more definitive treatment. Depending on the chronicity of your ingrown toenails, you may want to have the edge of the nail plate removed temporarily or permanently. Both procedure are done in-office with little to no down-time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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