How to get rid of an ingrown hair scar

How to Get Rid of Ingrown Hair Scars

Getting discolouration and scarring from ingrown hairs is very common. As an ingrown hair heals the skin is irritated and the pigment often never recovers. Below you'll find the routine to get rid of ingrown hair scarring. 

Do ingrown hairs leave scars? 

Yes. Just like any irritation to the skin there is a chance you can get a scar. Ingrown hairs often lead to redness and irritation, which can lead to what are often referred to as 'dark spots'. 

Where are ingrown hairs most common? 

Depending on your hair growth you can get ingrown hairs in many locations. Some of the most common in men are on the neckline and women commonly get ingrown hairs on their bikini line. 

Most common places for ingrown hairs: 

  • pubic area 
  • neckline 
  • back of neck
  • nipple hair

Can I get laser to remove ingrown hair scars? 

Yes. Using laser treatment on scaring is very common. However, we recommend seeing your doctor or trying more natural treatments and products prior to going with laser treatment. We recommend reading the article by the AAD on questions you should ask before using laser

Getting rid of ingrown hair scars on your pubic area 

To clear up dark spots and ingrown hair scars on your pubic region we recommend a two types of products. 

Focusing on vitamin c is critical to lighten dark spots and scarring of ingrown hairs, specifically on your pubic area. Since your bikini and pubic region is more sensitive than most areas we recommend looking for products that use natural or naturally derived ingredients. 

"Bermuda Dark SpotOil is a 100% natural and vegan skincare product that helps reduce the look of discoloration and dark spots found anywhere on the body. With a hint of lemon essential oil, Bermuda has a soft refreshing scent that will make you feel like you are in paradise."

Ingrown Hair Photos on your Inner Thighs 

Ingrown Hair Scars on Bikini Line

What is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? 

Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is when skin cells are damaged and react by making additional melanin. Generally this type of hyperpigmentation shows up on tan or brown skin. 

“I am a Black woman and it has evened my skin so much to the point that my confidence has increased! I use it on my face, private area and my armpits. I'm so excited for swimsuit season and can't stop looking in the mirror. ” - Dark Spot Oil Customer 

If you have curly, coiled hair you are more receptive to ingrown hairs, which typically lead to this type of hyperpigmentation. 

Hyperpigmentation from waxing and hair removal

Tips to Prevent Ingrown Hair Scarring 

There are several ways to prevent scarring from ingrown hairs, which are non-intrusive. 

Laser Hair Removal 

One way to prevent ingrown hairs is to reduce the amount of hairs that need to grow back. Laser hair removal, although a more costly option, does have this effect on the skin and hair. 

Exfoliating your Bikini Line 

By exfoliating regularly you'll soften the skin and hair follicles helping the curly or coiled hair grow back through the skin appropriately. Use a physical exfoliant to soften scar tissues, reduce razor bumps and prevent ingrown hairs. 

Exfoliate your bikini line for scarring

Moisturizing your Pubic Area Regularly 

Using a moisturizing shaving cream, as well as pubic hair oil will help soften the skin and hair. You always want to soften the skin on your pubic region to prevent ingrown hairs. 

Ingrown hair scarring treatment

 Are you more likely to get ingrown hair scarring? 

Those who get the most ingrown hairs are more likely to get scarring from them. However, if you have a skin tone that is more prone to dark spots or scarring you're also at a disadvantage. By focusing on preventing ingrown hairs entirely you'll reduce the chance of getting hyperpigmentation, which is what we recommend. 

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