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Anonymous asked in Beauty & StyleHair · 1 decade ago

What can I do about ingrown hair on my leg?

Mostly on my knee, I have ingrown hairs. If I go to a dermatologist is there a perscription they can prescribe for this (to make the hair grow through the skin)? Are there any safe things I could do at home to help it?

I scar rather easily and I am worried that by scratching I will get scars. I think I know what caused it, but the problem now is how to fix the hairs that are already ingrown.

Update:

I don't need to know what to do to prevent it- I just need ideas for how to the the hairs that are already ingrown to grow out

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1. Treat with active ingredients

    * There are several products that claim to help treat ingrown hairs, but the reality is that Salicylic acid is the one active substance that can visibly improve razor bumps. It is a dermatological-grade ingredient that exfoliates, moisturizes, clears pores and can help prevent infection. Use a post-shave product with salicylic acid so it remains on your skin the whole day (see below).

    * Use only a non-acnegenic shaving cream specially formulated for sensitive skin, with lots of lubricating agents (foam-based shaving creams can dry and irritate your skin).

    * Do not use any product that has alcohol, it will seriously worsen ingrown hairs by drying the skin and closing the pores.

    2. Improve your skin's surface

    * Exfoliating (removing the upper layers of dead skin) is indispensable to manage ingrown hairs. Daily use of a gentle face scrub with glycolic and salicylic acid is particularly effective.

    3. Adjust your shaving technique

    * Shaving too closely is one of the triggers for razor bumps. Hair stubs cut too closely will get trapped inside the hair follicle and dig inward or sideways.

    * To avoid shaving too close, don't pull the skin when you shave; don't put too much pressure on the blades; shave with the grain and use a single-blade razor.

    * You will need to maintain this approach over time, as one extra-close shave will be enough to cause a recurrence of ingrown hairs that will take weeks to heal.

    4. Treat already ingrown hairs

    * Carefully lift the ingrown end out with tweezers, but don't pluck the hair out; this will only make the hair regrow deeper.

    * Using products that contain azulene, allantoin and witch hazel will help reduce the redness and swelling.

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    5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Beta hydroxy lotion prevents ingrown hairs from forming. Try Tend Skin or a less expensive solution is Jergen's Skin Smoothing lotion. Or anything with BHA like Paula's Choice 2% bha gel at cosmeticscop.com.

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    5 years ago

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    to stop the ingrown hairs, then exfoliate daily , and then follow up with moisturizer, that is what the dermatologist told my daughter when she complained about the same thing, it worked for her, good luck

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    5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can apply an electric heating pad to the area and if you are patient, the heat will loosen the blockage in the hair shaft and soften the skin enough to let the hair find it own way out. If you try to pluck it, or "pop" it, you will infect it, or scar yourself. Never dig in your skin, you will always scar a little bit.

  • 1 decade ago

    i think u should try nuotragena that product works on the skin really good just look for the specific soap or treatment on ingrown or clogged pores

  • 1 decade ago

    get tweezers and pull it out if you have to break the skin to get it out I do that lol and try soaking it in salt water to draw the hair and infection out !

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    go-to-doctor

  • 1 decade ago

    use epilady!

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