Solutions for razor burn/folliculitis/skin irritation caused by waxing and shaving

By October 24, 2011News

Shaving and waxing can help temporarily rid us of unwanted hair, but they can cause unwanted side effects.  Red bumps, skin irritation, itching….all arise from hair removal.  Red bumps can be caused by folliculitis which is inflammation of the hair follicle or ingrown hairs.  There are many sources for skin irritation, old razors, creams, chemicals in the wax or topical treament for hair removal etc.  Itchy skin is common especially as the hairs grow back.  Topical antibiotics such as neopsporin can help reduce folliculitis and ingrown hair irritation, by reducing the bacterial count on your skin.  Hydrocortisone cream or ointment can be helpful as well.  Both of these products are available over the counter.  Of course another excellent way to reduce these annoyances is permanent hair reduction/removal via laser hair removal treatments.  With the hair absent or permanently reduced, these bothersome problems are also resolved or significantly reduced.  Give us a call, text or email to find out if you are a candidate for laser hair removal.  541-292-6464 or contact@kingaesthetics.com