Laser hair removal can free you from the time-consuming process of shaving, waxing, and tweezing to get rid of unwanted hair. But, along with its time-saving benefits, laser hair removal can help you say goodbye to ingrown hairs for good.
By damaging the hair at the follicle, laser hair removal won’t cause ingrown hairs like conventional hair removal methods. But, can this treatment help you get rid of ingrowns that have already formed? Let’s find out.
What Causes Ingrown Hairs?
After you shave unwanted hair, the newly-cut hair can curl and go back under the surface of the skin. The hair may then continue growing, creating a raised, red, and often irritated bump known as an ingrown hair. Tweezing can also lead to this, as it may leave behind a remnant of the hair beneath the skin’s surface.
Ingrown hairs are often unsightly and uncomfortable. Plus, to get rid of an ingrown hair, you’ll need to stop shaving, tweezing, or waxing the area until it heals.
If you have a big event coming up, ingrown hairs shouldn’t keep you from having smooth, hairless skin. This is where laser hair removal comes in!
Laser Hair Removal for Ingrown Hairs
Laser hair removal is one of the fastest and most effective ways to get rid of ingrown hairs. It works by targeting the root of the ingrown hair, the follicle, with targeted laser energy. The laser targets the melanin in the hair right underneath the surface of the skin. This injures the cells that line the hair follicle, which stops the hair from growing, while leaving the surrounding tissue unchanged.
Patients generally need a series of at least 6 treatments for lasting hair removal. You can expect to see around a 20% permanent reduction in the area with each treatment session.
If you’re seeking a solution to uncomfortable ingrown hair, look no further than laser hair removal. Schedule an appointment at Laser Affair to get started today!