What happens to a ingrown hair that doesn't come up??

I’ve had some ingrowns on my chest after LHR (actualy IPL) that I haven’t been able to get out. They’ve grown into the flesh and they have given rise to inflammations that has made the skinn hard, like a bump that you can feel. What will happen to theese hairs in the end? Must they be removed otherwise the inflammation will continue?? I mean, they will continue growing into the flesh and the body seems to respond to the hair as a foreign body (thus the inflammation).
I’ve tried to take one out with a needle and by squeezing the bump, but it just became worse it seems. It bled, the bump became biger, more hard and sore and also hyperpigmentation occured.
Are you just supposed to leave it?
I’ve gotten theese ingrowns when hair is regrowing after my treatments. The hairs are much thinner than before because of IPL treatments, but obviously that doesn’t stop some of them from becoming ingrowns - it’s irritating.

I always managed to dig my ingrowns out. Once I starte laser and electrolysis, my practioner removes them and she is very good. No pain and very little blood.

Once I started laser, the ingrowns were much less common and the ones I did get are not as severe. They tended to grow sideways rather than deep into the skin.

Did you try Tend Skin. It works very well, even on bad ingrowns. If they are bad you may have to apply it every day for 2 or 3 weeks, but I found that it always worked eventually.

To prevent ingrowns, you should shave the hair frequently when it starts to grow back, every day if possible. If you shave every day the hair does not have a chance to grow back into the skin.


Thanks for the reply RJC. I haven’t had many ingrowns, but a few that can’t be digged out, the rest are shallow and you can just scrape or squeeze them out. It’s those that can’t be digged out that are a problem. I mean what will happen to those?
Will they just remain there in the skinn?
Will they go away at my next laser treatment? But even if the laser kills the hair it’s still trapped, but maybe it will come to the surface eventualy?

I don’t know what Tend Skin is, is it a lotion?


Thankyou for the site lagirl!
It sounds like a good product, so it realy works? Have you tried it?
I don’t know if the product is available in Sweden, but I will look it up for sure.

Does this product have an positive effect on dots from hair inflammations (folliculites) too?

I realy can’t explain for you all how damaged the skin on my back is after the dry shaving that my IPL practitioners did on me on my first treatment at their clinic. They almost peeled my skin with the razors.

Besides BIG inflammations filled with pus that leave unsightly dark spots (hyperpigmentation)and also two lighter spots (hypopigmentation) I have lots of hair inflammations that has made my skin doty, specially on the upper part of my back - and also I have several scars at the places were I blead (!) when they shaved me. And now I am not even mentioning the scars and hyperpigmentation on my chest. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

It was a real massacre! Really. If I lived in the US I would sue them, but in Sweden this is almost impossible.

But that day my mother was in the hospital and the last thing on my mind was my skin. I didn’t have time to shave and I just went to the IPL session and let them do whatever they liked. This was in september.

I just want to warn everybody, don’t ever let anybody shave you! at least not dry


Andrea’s take on it

I bought a bottle of tend skin and it says “Reduces appearance of unsightly razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and redness from…”

I don’t know how the word is used in english, but does “reduces appearance” means that it fixes the problem or just make something so it doesn’t show? I think it sounds strange.

it’s a marketing sentence <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> it’s hard to judge what they mean by it. it’s there to sound good <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> it could be that it reduces either by curing or by calming the inflammation.

It sounds a little fishy to me. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />

iraninanboySweden - I use Tend Skin and it works great for me. Has it helped with your ingrown hairs? Is it common to get ingrown hairs from LHR? I am interested in getting this treatment done, but now I am getting worried…

personally, i’ve gotten a LOT less ingrowns since laser. maybe 3 or so on bikini line, and 1 on underarms. i had them all over constantly from shaving and waxing before.

Hi Pinkglitter.
I get the ingrowns on my shoulder and upper part of my back and this has started after LHR/IPL because the hair have become thinn and the skin is thick - so the hairs sometimes can’t penetrate the skin and I get a big inflammation that hurts and take for ever to go away. I think it’s different on different body parts.

Were on you body do you use Tend Skin? How do you use it?