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Sorry if this is gross/TMI/wrong forum.

I've been maintaining for the past year and I've been getting a LOT of ingrown hairs "down there", where before I didn't... my partner thinks it's from loose skin causing friction or something like that. :unsure: Which I guess makes sense because my stomach skin hangs down around where it happens. Has anyone else dealt with this post weight loss? A few of them have repeatedly gotten infected/started bleeding and idk what to do about it. It's gross and it looks bad and it's painful. Can loose skin cause this? Is there anything I can do to prevent it (other than the standard prevention/treatment...)?

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I highly recommend gently exfoliating/scrubbing the area especially after shaving. Also visit a dermatologist if you can to make sure it's not a recurring infection.

side note:

Laser hair removal, although expensive, works well even... if its just one or two treatments to just to stop the Ingrow hairs

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Honestly and I know this goes against current trend of a smooth shaved area but try clippers vs shaving with a razor. Keeps it neat and clean without the bumps and irritations that can lead to infections and odors. I'm only post OP day 8 but this is what I recommend to patient's I've taken care of and they've been happy with results.

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I've had a ton of laser hair removal. I'm doing my full legs now. It's awesome not to shave anymore. It's not cheap but neither are the razors, shaving cream, and time I used to put into it. Going once or twice helps but most areas need 6+ treatments.

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I actually experiences when I gain weight. I would see a dermatologist. My dermatologist has given me a special soap that I can use in certain areas that are susceptible to ingrown hairs and abscesses

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