What are the treatments for Ingrown Hair?
An ingrown hair is caused by a small hair under the skin that does not grow outward through the skin as it should. Instead, the tip of an ingrown hair grows sideways or curls back into the hair follicle to cause a localized area of skin irritation and inflammation. This area of skin irritation can appear as a small solitary tan, pink, or red bump on the skin surface, or it may appear in clusters. They can sometimes appear like tiny pimples. Ingrown hairs appear commonly on the face, neck, armpits, pubic region, buttocks, and legs, though they can appear just about anywhere. Ingrown hairs typically occur in teenagers and adults. An ingrown hair is a very common condition that is usually benign, but it can be irritating and lead to unsightly and embarrassing skin lesions.