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Scar on the legs due to ingrown hair. Need remedy

Over years, with constant waxing and shaving, I have developed pimples , pustules and ingrown hair in legs. They have scarred my legs and have left scars. They wont stop coming and keep leaving new marks. I keep applying Vitamin E oil but in vain. Please give me some me some relief, I have no confidence left with my legs.
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Hi Manjari,
You already know the root cause of your problem! Whatever inflammatory lesions and hair in growth you are having is because of shaving and waxing. Firstly I would advise you to take a break from shaving/waxing for a while to let the hair grow completely. Also in the meanwhile apply steroid antibiotic combination to settle the inflammatory lesions. Never do dry shaving, always lather the skin with soap prior to shaving and shave in direction of hair growth. Hair in growth occurs when the hair is thick and skin is stretched too much, it leads to recoiling of hair in hair follicle that further causes inflammation. When taking waxing sessions, always exfoliate the area with scrub and pumice stone. Ask the practitioner to do waxing properly so that hair is pulled from root rather than incompletely broken. Apply ice and astringent immediately after waxing to soothe the skin and steroid antibiotic cream for few days to prevent skin inflammation. Glycolic acid peels might also help in pigmentation and scarring. The best and permanent solution would be to go for laser hair reduction, instead of waxing or shaving. Take care
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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