An ingrown hair (Pseudofolliculitis Barbae or PFB in medical terms) is one that grows back or sideways into the skin and often causes irritation, skin discoloration, scarring and in many cases, cosmetic or aesthetic problems. This most often happens when the hair is cut short, and therefore has a sharp edge. There are many different procedures and medications that can help to treat this condition, some of which are more effective than others, but all of which are affordable.
Cost and Financing of Ingrown Hair Treatments
The best way to treat the cosmetic issues of ingrown hair, sometimes referred to as razor bumps, is through the active ingredient in many of the store bought treatments, salicylic acid. You can also use a more sensitive shaving cream that doesn't come in the foam form, as these dry out the skin. Also be careful when you use exfoliates and any produce with alcohol, as they tend to irritate the skin even more.
Some specialists suggest lifting the ingrown hairs out gently with tweezers, which is quite different than plucking. Because all of the above mentioned treatments will cost you between $10 and $30, there are no financing options available for this treatment.
Because this condition is mostly cosmetic, it is usually not covered by insurance. However, some of the medications that may be prescribed by a doctor could be covered. To need a prescription medication to remove these hairs is very rare.