This usually occurs when the tip of the hair grows sideways or towards the skin instead of
outwards within the hair follicle. This condition is nothing to be alarmed about and they
usually appear to be a little tan or pink bump in the skin. In some serious cases though, you
will see multiple small pink or red bumps just around the hair follicles that is visible in the
skin especially after frequent shavings – face, armpits, neck, legs and pubic area.
Having an ingrown hair is quite common than
you think. Here are some known facts
about ingrown hair:
- These ingrown hairs are not malignant – it
is just a benign skin disorder and is common
among adults and teens.
- The frequent occurrence of these ingrown
hairs is usually found in people with dark
skin as well as those who have curly or
- People with high levels of certain sex
hormones are also susceptible because of
excessive growth of hair in their body.
- These ingrown hairs are typically caused
by shaving too closely.
- Most of the times, ingrown hairs will just
resolve without any treatment.
- If you have these ingrown hairs, it would
look like scattered reddish or tan bumps.
- With ingrown hairs, your skin will be
susceptible with infection especially when a
contaminant will go inside your pores or
where your hair follicle is and infest.
- Sometimes in serious cases, you will need
an ongoing maintenance therapy.
- You can find tropical creams to prevent or
control ingrown hairs from occurring.
- The best option for treating ingrown hairs
is the laser
- It can be disfiguring to one’s skin.