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How Laser Hair Removal Can Stop Ingrown Hairs

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Ellie Taylor
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If you’re wondering “how to stop ingrown hairs”, you’re not alone; ingrown hairs affect 3 in every 4 people*. They’re a painful nuisance that can become infected if left untreated, but what is the best way to treat them?

In this blog, you’ll learn how laser hair removal is one of the best ingrown hair treatments available on the market.

 

What is an ingrown hair?

Ingrown hairs occur when hair grows back into the skin rather than out of it. Irritation and inflammation can result from trapped hair under the skin. They appear as small red bumps on the skin’s surface and can be itchy and painful.

 

What causes ingrown hairs?

Poor hair removal techniques are the most commonly cause of ingrown hairs. The majority of hairs will regrow without issue but some hairs might curl back and grow into the skin. Ingrown hairs can affect anyone at any time in their lives.

 

What is the best ingrown hair treatment

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive cosmetic surgery that removes unwanted hair from the face and body. A concentrated beam of light is used during the procedure (laser). Laser hair removal is the best long-term method for removing ingrown hairs because it permanently reduces the amount of hair on the problem areas.

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How does laser hair removal work?

Laser Hair Removal destroys hair follicles and permanently alters the hair development environment by combining light and heat energy. Here at DestinationSkin, we use modern laser instruments that produce short bursts of light that can penetrate the skin’s epidermis and dermis layers.

The laser waves target visible projecting hairs on the epidermis (outside layer of skin); they also provide faultless hair removal by reaching deep into the skin, where the hair root is located (the dermis). The laser’s light absorbs the pigment in individual hairs and converts it to heat energy, damaging the hair follicle and preventing future hair growth.

We target the hair at its most receptive stage using hair growth cycle knowledge. Hair regrowth is divided into three phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen. The hair is most noticeable during the anagen period when it is actively dividing.

Learn more about the laser hair removal progress in our full article.

 

How to get rid of ingrown hairs

Ingrown hairs often heal by themselves, but you can prevent and help them to heal them in a few different ways, including:

  • Exfoliating the region regularly to help release trapped hairs
  • Applying a warm cloth to the area
  • Wet shaving with warm water and shaving gel
  • Shaving the hairs in the direction of hair growth

However, laser hair removal procedures are the most effective way to eliminate ingrown hairs permanently. Book your free consultation with one of our experts today!

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*Ingrown hair: Treatment and prevention (medicalnewstoday.com)

Key Learnings

  • An ingrown hair occurs when hair grows back into the skin rather than out of it.
  • 3 in 4 people suffer from ingrown hairs.
  • Ingrown hairs are most commonly caused by poor hair removal techniques.
  • Laser hair removal is the best long-term method for removing ingrown hairs because it permanently reduces the amount of hair on the problem areas.
  • Laser hair removal is a safe and cost-effective way to remove hair and prevent ingrown hairs.
  • Laser hair removal isn’t suitable for pregnant women, those with keloid scars, and those hypersensitive to light.

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