Here's How Laser Hair Removal Can Help with Ingrowns
Ingrown hairs are a common side effect of shaving and waxing, though they can develop on ungroomed areas of the body too. They form when hair grows back into the skin and appear as itchy red spots. If you’ve experienced ingrown hairs, you’ll know how uncomfortable they can be. Trust me, I know!
Fortunately, there are various ways to remove them and reduce the risk of further issues, but some are more effective than others. One of the most powerful ways to deal with ingrown hairs is laser hair removal, but how does this actually work?
Destroying Ingrown Hairs with Laser Hair Removal:
Laser hair removal has become a common alternative to shaving, plucking, and waxing. It’s a faster, more effective, and more convenient way to achieve silky-smooth skin on one or more areas of the body.
During laser hair removal treatments, a technician will use a cutting-edge handheld device to target the laser at specific areas (legs, bikini line, back, etc.). The light damages the hair follicles without affecting the surrounding skin. Hairs become thinner during a course of treatments and will eventually stop growing altogether. When performed by a trained technician, laser hair removal is incredibly safe and effective. It can be used on any area of the body except the skin around the eyes. If an ingrown hair becomes infected, seek treatment as soon as possible. Otherwise, it could become inflamed, cause much more pain than it has already, and even lead to abscesses.
Many Times, I Have Heard That “It Takes Too Long!”. Nope, it doesn’t!
One hair removal treatment is unlikely to be enough to destroy your ingrown hair and stop it coming back obviously! You most likely will undergo up to six to eight treatments, though this can vary from one case to another. If you experience regular discomfort from ingrown hairs and want to try a longer-lasting alternative to traditional treatments, laser hair removal could be the solution you’re looking for.
Do You Want to Prevent Ingrown Hairs?
One of the most effective ways to deal with ingrown hairs? Be proactive and do what you can to prevent them in the first place!
Here are a few pro tips to try:
Exfoliate areas of hair growth to remove dead skin cells from the skin’s outer layer, which reduces the risk of clogged pores and elevates hairs away from the skin.
Shave hairs in the direction of growth — shaving in the opposite direction cuts hairs at a sharper angle and increases their likelihood of becoming ingrown.
Always wet the skin before shaving, and use a quality shaving gel suited to your skin type.
Apply a wet, cool cloth to the skin after you finish shaving, to reduce possible irritation. It also feels sooo good!
Experiment with laser hair removal or hair removal cream if you have a history of shaving-related ingrown hairs.
So, you can try several techniques to prevent ingrown hairs, but if you’re looking for a long-lasting, cutting-edge solution, laser hair removal is ideal.
Want to try it yourself? Contact RX Super Spa’s Super technicians to schedule a consultation today!