Common mistakes in ingrown hair General Surgery Specialist, Obesity and Metabolic Surgeon Assoc. Dr. Fahri Yetişir gave important information on the subject.
Hair rotation occurs as a result of penetration of hair from any part of the body (hair bristles, back hairs…) by piercing the skin from another recessed part of the body to which these hairs can cling. Hair rotation can be seen in many recessed parts of the body. Factors such as excessive sweating, low hygiene, being overweight or skimming facilitate the penetration of hair into the skin and increase the formation of ingrown hair. Genetic factors are important, and it is more common in individuals with ingrown mother or father. It is more common in individuals with a lot of hair and a hard hair structure.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of wrong information about ingrown hair disease and treatment methods, if we talk about them;
Wrong: Hair Growth Only Occurs in Men!
True: Hair rotation is 3 times more common in males, but it is seen in both sexes. The most common age group in which hair rotation is seen is between the ages of 15-25.
Wrong: Hair Turns Over From Skin And Growing Inside Causes Hair Rotation
True: It is definitely not a congenital but an acquired disease. Hair belonging to any part of our body forms an infected tunnel as a result of penetrating the skin in another area where our body is recessed, and this progresses into an infected hair sac in that area.
Wrong: Hair Rotation Does Not Occur After The Age Of 30!
True: The most common age group of hair loss is between the ages of 15-25, but it can be seen at any age.
Wrong: Hair Rotation Occurs in a Single Tailbone
True: Ingrown hair can be seen in many recessed parts of the body. For example, between the fingers in the navel and on the neck and under the armpits.
Wrong: Hair Rotation May Jump From The Region Where It Occurs To Different Areas
Right: Ingrown hair is not a contagious disease. It cannot bounce from one area to another. An individual who has ingrown hair only in one area has a higher risk of hair growth in another area.
Wrong: Hair Rotation May Disappear On Its Own Over Time
True: After hair rotation occurs, it usually does not heal spontaneously without treatment. It even spreads to a wider area over time.
Wrong: The Only Treatment For Hair Rotation Is Open Surgery!
Right: Today, there are many different types and forms of ingrown hair and one type of surgical treatment was not the right treatment for all of them. In today's technology, they can be treated with methods such as laser and radiofrequency.
Wrong: Difficulty Walking and Sitting for a Long Time After Hair Rotation Surgery!