Can I eliminate and treat ingrown
Answered by Dr. Harvey H. Jay
Ingrown hairs or "razor bumps" can be
both unsightly and painful, causing pimples and making daily shaving
for men into a chore. Many women also suffer from ingrown hairs on the
face, neck, bikini, underarm, or other areas. Fortunately, there are
remedies and treatments that, when applied by a trained dermatologist,
can treat and often eliminate ingrown hair.
ingrown hair: "Pseudofolliculitis" (PFB) or "ingrown hairs" (IH) or "razor bumps" (RB) are the same condition. An "ingrown hair" is a shortened hair that does not grow straight out of the follicle opening, but instead curls into the side wall of the hair follicle or into the epidermis of the skin. Click for more including an animated explanation.
There are many ways to treat and prevent ingrown hairs, If you are looking for a permanent solution, the best method may be permanently removing the hair follicle using Epilight pulsed light or lasers.
DRAMATIC DECREASE IN NUMBER OF PIMPLES, LIGHTENING OF PRETREATMENT DARK SPOTS, AND REDUCED NUMBER OF HAIRS AND INGROWN HAIRS BELOW THE CHIN OF A FEMALE PATIENT AFTER 7 ULTIMATE LIGHT TREATMENTS BY DR JAY.
Patients whom Dr. Jay has personally treated with EpiLight have reported that their dramatic improvement is "LONG LASTING" (over 7 years and counting), and VIRTUALLY PAINLESS (less painful without anesthetic as compared to the more painful (even with topical anesthetic) electrolysis or laser treatment).
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Learn more about treatment and prevention of ingrown hairs.
Interested in treatment by Dr. Jay personally? Call our office at 212-755-2237 to setup an appointment.