Aerolase laser was used for the treatment of ingrown hairs in this lovely patient.
Below are some tips on how to treat ingrown hairs:
Using AHA’s/BHAs weekly on the area is helpful because it helps to exfoliate the skin that’s trapping the hair
Daily use of SA/BPO And tretinoin can be used to “toughen” the skin and exfoliate best practice would be to separate and alternate your actives
For example using a Benzoyl peroxide wash and Salicylic acid treatment in the AM and the PM routine using a gentle cleanser followed by Retinoid OTC options adapalene (Differin/La Roche Posay) followed by a moisturizer that contains omegas.
Laser hair removal devices (used in the above video) can be used for long term hair reduction – the laser energy absorbs melanin in the hair follicle and superheats the curled up hair shaft ,the follicle and the matrix cells of the hair destroying both the source of inflammation, and inflamed papules.
Hydrocortisone can also be used sparingly for inflammation. topical antibiotics also are beneficial.
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