Posted March 31st, 2009 by jill
My problem is ingrown hairs on my chin. I am a 40 year old female and have had this problem since I had my first and only child. When I get the ingrown hair it begins with a red bump and then gets infected with pus. It will not go away until I extract the hair, then it will heal in a day or two. It is so frustrating because I can see the hair but can grab it with tweezers so it becomes a mission it get it out. I have to use a needle and get behind the hair. It is incased in a clear gel like capsule which "pops out" when I get behind it. Does this sound familar to anyone? My chin is so scarred from the years of picking. No matter how hard I try to leave it alone, the pain and itching is too much to resist, especially when I know that it will go away once the hair is removed. I have been to dermatologists who give me retinol products, but this has never worked. I have discontinued birth control thinking the hormones may cause the coarse hairs, but never seems to affect it. I have been using an exfoliating scrub which has help a lot. But what do we do to heal the years of scars? Anyone tried scar revision treatments? I assume that it won't do any good until I figure out how to eliminate the ingrown hairs or stop picking at them. Hope to hear from someone with the same experience.