Ingrown Hair Treatment
A quick and easy cortisone shot can provide instant relief from ingrown hairs by reducing inflammation.
Don’t suffer needlessly from ingrown hairs.
Ingrown hairs are most common on the armpits, legs, bikini area, and face. With any type of hair removal, the new hair that grows into place can curl down or grow sideways. The hair removal process itself can also cause swelling and irritation.
When the pore closes, the hair is ingrown, or stuck. The skin's natural response to this is to become inflamed.
What to Expect
- There is very little discomfort and no downtime. You can return to work or other activities immediately.
- If you have a special event coming up, schedule your appointment ahead of time. While a cortisone shot will provide instant pain relief, the swelling itself takes a couple of days to resolve.
- Most patients only need one cortisone shot. Another shot may only be needed if there is another ingrown hair.
- This treatment should be avoided if you are allergic to cortisone.