Ingrown hairs (Folliculitis)
An ingrown hair is a hair that has grown backwards into the skin, rather than growing upwards from the follicle. This causes the skin to inflame and a small pink or tan bump to form. A small part of the underlying hair can usually be seen under the bump.
Anyone can suffer with ingrowing hairs, however, those with curly or coarse hair tend to be more prone. Ingrowing hairs most often occur in areas where the hair has been shaved or waxed, particularly in the bikini line for women and in the beard and neck for men. These forms of depilation can cause the hair follicles to break and become sharp; disrupting normal growth, leading to ingrowing hairs.
Although generally harmless, ingrowing hairs can be painful, especially when infected. If you are prone to this condition, it is important to avoid waxing and shaving as this may cause further aggravation and more ingrowing hairs to occur.
Ingrown hair treatments at Simply Laser Hair Removal
At Simply Laser Hair Removal our medical grade laser treatments work by targeting the specific problematic area to help damage and weaken the hair follicles and permanently reduce their ability to produce hairs. The treatment tends to work best on dark, coarse hair.
Laser hair removal is a very fast, efficient and safe way to prevent ingrown hairs from reoccurring and permanently removing or reducing hair at the same time.
Laser hair removal gives the longest lasting and most effective results of all hair removal methods. This laser treatment targets the hair follicles with a high beam laser. The laser beam is pulsed over the skin in the area being treated, ensuring that every hair has been targeted across the sessions.
Unlike shaving, waxing and depilatory creams, with laser hair removal the hairs fallout from the root so there are no prickly patches or ingrowing hairs. The treatment is suitable for the face and body, and is designed for all skin types and tones. The treatment works particularly well on coarse hair, and therefore is ideal for those prone to ingrowing hairs.
Treatment plans can be adjusted to fit everyone’s lifestyle – contact us to arrange a free consultation or schedule your treatment session today.
*Individual results may vary.