Ingrown Hair Removal with Laser – Ideal for bikini’s, face and legs.
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.
Laser hair removal is the best answer to ingrown hairs on the body, the most common areas for ingrown are the face, neck, inner thigh, buttocks, the bikini and lower legs.
Ingrown hairs can be caused by any hair removal method whether that’s waxing, shaving, epilating or threading, anywhere on the body. Ingrown hairs usually form on areas with coarse hair as the hair follicles struggle to fit through the pore and continue to grow under the skin, this causes infection and a spot to form.
The solution to this is to kill the hair at the root with laser hair removal. This will slowly reduce the number of hairs and therefore the amount of ingrown from forming, between sessions the laser damages the hair roots so that the growth slows down and typically gets finer, thus less likely to encourage ingrown hairs!
If your hair is fine, the best thing to do is to book in to see a consultant so that we can determine whether it can be lasered.
Try not to over-exfoliate if you have ingrown hairs, this can help by removing the top layers of dead skin but over-exfoliating can cause pigmentation on darker skin types and more irritation.
If you have ingrown hairs/ spots on the face then make sure to wear an oil-free Factor 50 sun cream, constant inflammation on the skin when it is exposed to UV sun rays daily can contribute to pigmentation.
By booking a free consultation in one of our three central clinics, you will have an expert look at the area and determine your suitability for treatment. Many clients find the pigmentation is resolved after having laser hair removal alone. However, for those clients that have scarring or pigmentation left behind from the ingrown hairs we have other solutions.
These include Obaji hydroquinone to help with pigmentation on the body, Picosure or Picoway which will help with pigmentation on the face and some body areas and finally scar removal with machines such as the ICON laser or microneedling with the Dermapen. The first point of call will always be killing the hairs to get rid of the root of the problem- literally!!
At your consultation, a skin test will be conducted if you are suitable and you will be booked for your first session from 48 hours later. It is important to only shave once you commit to laser hair removal sessions.