Razor Burn: Causes, Treatment and More

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Razor Burn: Causes, Treatment and More

To treat razor burn and facilitate healing, Dr. Sajic suggests:

  • Applying a cold compress to reduce redness and inflammation
  • Using aloe vera gel to soothe the skin
  • Avoiding tight clothing that could further irritate the affected area
  • Refraining from shaving the irritated skin until the razor burn has healed

If razor burn is an ongoing concern after each shave, laser hair removal can be an effective long-term solution, according to Dr. Sajic. “This procedure targets the melanin in hair follicles with a concentrated beam of light, damaging the follicles and inhibiting future hair growth,” he says. Over time and with multiple sessions, laser hair removal can lead to significant hair reduction and even permanent hair removal in some cases, eliminating the need to shave and the associated risk of razor burn, he adds.

Read more of the article at Forbes