Ingrown Hair Treatment in NYC
Sheryl D. Clark, M.D. is one of New York City’s
Top-Rated Doctors for ingrown hair treatment.
Ingrown hairs can appear anywhere on your body where hair grows. Left untreated, they can develop into painful spots and potentially even small cysts. Dealing with these ingrown hairs at home may not only not help, but it could even lead to additional complications. As a professional dermatologist, Dr. Clark has helped countless patients find relief with ingrown hair treatment in NYC.
At MD Skin Science, our team is dedicated to helping our patients look and feel better about their skin every day of their life. We aim to provide top-of-the-line cosmetic and non-surgical treatments to our patients to help them achieve clear and healthy skin free from ingrown hairs.
What Are Ingrown Hairs?
Almost every adult either shaves or removes body hair at some point in their life. When you do, those hairs eventually grow back, and sometimes the hair may grow into the skin rather than out of it, resulting in an ingrown hair. If a hair becomes ingrown, it can lead to a range of unpleasant symptoms, including:
- Bumps (papules)
- Blister-like lesions filled with pus (pustules)
- Changes in skin pigmentation
- Discomfort (pain, itching, irritation)
Generally, we remove hair from sensitive parts of our bodies, including the armpits, face, and bikini area. So when ingrown hairs occur in these areas they can become significantly irritating and drag your day down as a whole.
Should I Get Treatment for Ingrown Hairs?
If you frequently suffer from ingrown hairs, it may be time to see a professional dermatologist for solutions. In addition to providing tips for reducing your risk of ingrown hairs, we can provide alternative methods for body hair removal. Ingrown hairs can also result in inflammation or infections, which we can also help you treat and find relief from.
Patients who regularly experience ingrown hairs may have some other factors in play. When they see a professional dermatologist, they can identify these and find solutions to lower their future risk of developing ingrown hairs.
What Is Treatment Like?
Your type of treatment will depend on your situation. When you come in for your consultation with Dr. Clark, she can work with you to find a solution for ingrown hairs.
For current ingrown hairs, we focus on removing the problem hair and repairing the affected area. The sooner you treat an ingrown hair, the better, and waiting can potentially result in developing an infection. In these cases, we may need to prescribe an antibiotic ointment or other medication.
To prevent additional ingrown hairs in the future, we also recommend trying laser hair removal. This method for removing unwanted body hair tends not to result in ingrown hairs compared to shaving, tweezing, or waxing.
Avoiding Ingrown Hairs
Below are some additional tips for avoiding ingrown hairs in the future.
- Maintain a routine of gentle exfoliation before shaving to remove dead skin cells that can trap hairs
- Avoid dulled or old razors
- Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it
- Regularly rinse your razor (ideally after each stroke)
- Don’t tweeze stray hairs
- Try trimming instead of total hair removal
Schedule Your Consultation
Take the first step to getting rid of ingrown hairs and related symptoms today when you schedule your consultation. Dr. Clark has years of experience and has carefully created advanced and improved methods for helping her patients achieve relief from ingrown hairs. Call us today to learn more about ingrown hair treatment in NYC and get started on your path to clearer skin. We look forward to working with you.
About the Dermatologist: Sheryl D. Clark, M.D., F.A.A.D.
With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Clark is a highly skilled specialist for various dermatological concerns. Whether you want to treat a cosmetic or medical concern, she fully devotes herself to each treatment.
If you require a treatment that is outside of the ones we offer, she still works with you to find the best option for you. She can recommend you to surgeons or other experts who will be able to safely and effectively treat your condition. Her “patients over profits” approach means that her goal is for you to get the treatment you need in order to feel and look better.