I have a very unsightly ingrown hair on the inside of my thigh that has recently gotten much bigger and more purple, so this Wednesday, I'm having it removed by a dermatologist. The reason I'm posting this is I'm a little nervous about it. My mother had something similar done and she ended up fainting and having a mild seizure because of the feeling of her skin being tugged at like it was. It might have just been something wrong with her, but I'm similarly squimish. I can usually look at gross medical things without problem if I remove myself from their feeling, but I don't think I can remove myself from the feeling of my skin being dug at. So I'm looking for reassurance. Has anyone else had something similar done? How big is the cut? (The lump from my ingrown hair is about an inch in diameter.) What's the local anaesthetic like? Did you faint?