Ingrown hairs can be a frustrating side effect of hair removal for many people, both men and women. The purpose of removing the hair is usually to feel more comfortable, have smoother skin and look nicer; unfortunately, uncomfortable ingrown hairs can ruin that for us.
What are Ingrown Hairs ?
Ingrown hair is a condition wherein the hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin. It may or may not be accompanied by an infection of the hair follicle or razor bumps. They most commonly appear in areas of the skin that have been waxed or shaved such as the legs or pubic area but they can appear anywhere.
What Causes Ingrown Hair’s ?
Ingrown hairs are caused by excessively curly hair curling back on themselves or the buildup of dead skin where weak hair is not strong enough to push through.
It can also be due to the hair being removed incorrectly from waxing and shaving. The most common areas for ingrown hairs are seen on the bikini area, chin/beard and legs.
Laser hair removal can help with ingrown hairs by reducing the amount of hair that is growing and preventing the hair from curling back into the skin or build up of dead skin. We do advice exfoliation to help with dead skin removal.
How to get rid of Ingrown hairs ?
Laser hair removal is the deliberate removal of body hair & ingrown hair removal using the technology of laser. Hair generally grows all over the human body, some fine and barely noticeable, with other areas having thicker, more prominent hair.
Laser hair removal uses laser light pulses to selectively destroy hair follicles by targeting the melanin (colour) in them. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser’s light pulse, which damages the follicle enough to significantly retard hair regrowth. The laser delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the hair follicle whilst the surrounding tissue remains unaffected.