What is ingrown Hair?
Ingrown hairs are the hairs that have curled and grown back into the skin rather than growing upwards through the hair follicle. This causes the skin to inflame and become a raised red spot. They tend to be most frequent for people when have shaved or waxed. Although they are generally harmless, they can also be painful, especially when infected and possibly leave the skin scarred. So, to get rid of ingrowing hairs, the best way is to stop the problem at the source. Laser Hair Removal gives the longest lasting and most effective results of all hair removal methods.
What causes Ingrown hair
Ingrown hairs most often occur in areas where your hair has been shaved or waxed.
These types of depilation can cause your hair follicles to break and become clogged with dead skin cells, forcing the hair inside it to grow sideways. Ingrown hairs occur particularly in the bikini line and legs for women, and in the beard and neck for men. In these places, the hair that grows back has a sharper edge and can easily poke back into the skin.
Usually, you notice you have ingrown hair when you see a red bump on your skin. If infected, you may also see pus and the bump may grow larger. The area around the ingrown hair may also appear red and irritated, swell, itch or feel warm to touch.
Our ingrown hairs Treatment Options
Laser Chic offers the gold standard for Laser Hair Removal treatments to help with ingrown hairs and remove unwanted hair at the same time. The treatment is FDA approved to give permanent hair reduction of up to 90% after completing a minimum number of sessions. Our use of the most advanced lasers mean we are able to match the right laser to your skin tone and calibrate it exactly to reduce any risk of burning or other side effects. Laser Hair Removal is the best way to rid of ingrown hairs as unlike shaving or waxing, laser hair removal targets the root of the hair so you are left with no prickly patches or ingrown hairs. We offer laser hair removal for both men and woman and we can treat all skin types. Find Out More. . .
How To Prevent ingrown hair
Preventing ingrown hairs is important as it can decrease your risk of related infections. When you are shaving or waxing, try the following:
Change your razor blades frequently
Remove hair in the direction of growth
Don’t shave too closely to your skin. Leave a little bit of stubble when possible
Apply lotion to the area afterwards
Use shaving gel and warm water
Exfoliate your skin often
What sort of results can I expect?
You can expect to see the best results with a course of treatments, after which the hair will have been reduced dramatically and the skin left silky-smooth.
Who can have this treatment?
The treatment is suitable for both the face and body, and is designed to treat all skin types and tones. The treatment works particularly well on coarse, dark hair. However, our team of experts will discuss any issues with you during your free consultation.
What areas of the body can I have treated?
Laser hair removal is safe to use anywhere on the face and body. For women, the most popular treatments are on facial hair and the bikini line, and for men, the shoulders and back.