Lose the misery of ingrown hair

Are you prone to ingrown hairs? If you are one of the unlucky few who develop ingrown hairs, life can be really miserable.

The skin around these hairs can swell to the size of a hazelnut and there’s often redness and even pus – all of which can be intensely painful, never mind unsightly!

But did you know, laser treatment is recommended by dermatologists as the best way to prevent ingrown hairs.

Ingrown and normal hair

Ingrown and normal hair


So why do we get ingrown hairs? They arise when a new hair curls in on itself as it grows and the hair becomes trapped in the follicle. Cutting or shaving the hair too closely makes it easier for the sharpened end of the hair to pierce the skin and grow inwards.

Inflammation causes redness and localised swelling and, if infection sets in, then a pus-filled cyst can develop. Infection is usually due to staphylococcal bacteria entering the follicle and both shaving and waxing facilitate this.

Where do they most frequently occur? Ingrown hairs are most common in areas where hair is coarse or curly or where frequent shaving occurs; in men, on their chin and neck (causing razor or shaving bumps) and on their backs and in women, in the pubic area, along the bikini line or in the underarms.

If you’re prone to this, then Laser Treatment is the hair removal method of choice as the laser energy targets the hair follicle to prevent new hair growth.

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