Razor bumps and ingrown hairs on neck and face. Maybe Hirtusim
At first I thought I suffered from Hirtusim as I have an excessive amount of facial hair on my face for a female but I have searched up other symptoms and I seem to have no other ones. I have short, coarse hairs on my sideburn area, lower cheeks, jawline, chin and going down to my neck. I have tried most things, from waxing, to face hair removal creams and also tweezing. i had noticed with every type of hair removal method I would grow ingrown hairs, no matter what I do they don't seem to disappear for good. I have recently started noticing red 'razor' like bumps too but not once have I used a razor blade on my face. It's really starting to irritate me now because it's noticeable and I feel self conscious about my face. I want to try some home-remedies to ease pain and make the bumps go away, even possibly get rid of the ingrown hairs before I go for laser. Any tips or advice would be much appreciated. I'm 17 and Asian if that's any help.
Reply Thank You for contacting CoLaz in regards to your concern for your hair growth on your face and neck.
At CoLaz we must take into consideration the client's age before we can suggest treatment for any individual. We understand that excessive hair growth can play a big part in people's self esteem however, as you are currently in your teen years you must understand that your hormones are still settling into your body and there are a lot of changes that are still taking place as you are going through puberty.
If a young individual is currently undergoing the hormonal changes of puberty the level of sex hormones including androgen's in your blood will rise. This can lead to PCOS which stands for polycystic ovary syndrome this is one of the most common reasons for excessive hair growth in women of all age. PCOS causes the ovaries to produce many small cysts and to overproduce male hormones. Our best suggestion for yourself would be to book an appointment to see your GP and if necessary blood test can be taken to measure the levels of male hormones in your blood.
If the results come back high, Your GP should suggest further testing to be done to see if you are simply going through normal hormonal changes due to puberty or whether you are suffering from PCOS or any other hormonal imbalance. Depending on what the underlying issue is, treatment can be given by your doctor as some hormone treatments can help to reverse the balance of male and female hormones.
In regards to temporary hair removal methods meanwhile you can try methods of waxing and threading. In regards to the razor bumps try to sooth this by using some Aloe Vera gel or Sudocrem (usually used for babies) straight after any type of hair removal method or throughout the treatment as this will help to prevent any further irritation or rashes on the body, including the razor bump like marks.
Once you are turning 18 we would suggest for yourself to attend a free consultation with ourselves at CoLaz so that our fully trained and qualified consultant can asses the area(s) needing treatment and suggest best suitable treatment for yourself, how many sessions you nay require and any investment details can also be discussed during the consultation.
The consultation can take up to 30-45 minutes as a patch test is also carried out for you on this day as this must be done before we can start any treatment on yourself. Please note there is no charge for this and is included in your consultation.
If this is something you would be interested in booking with ourselves please do not hesitate to contact us either via email or directly on the branch telephone number provided below.
We hope this is of some help and wish you all the best with your treatments in the near future.