Ingrown hairs is a skin condition where hairs curl round and grown back into the skin. Ingrown hair most commonly appears in areas where the skin is shaved or waxed (beard, legs, pubic region), it can appear anywhere. They produce raised red spots, which can sometimes become infected and turn into painful pus-filled sores.

Anyone can get ingrown hairs, but they tend to be more of a problem in people with curly or coarse hair. Anything which causes the hair to be broken off unevenly with a sharp tip can cause ingrown hairs. Shaving is the leading cause, followed by waxing and tight clothing.

Ingrown hairs can be itchy and embarrassing, but they often go away on their own without having to do anything. If they do not go away, ingrown hairs can become infected, darken the skin, or leave behind scars, especially if you have scratched or picked the ingrown hairs areas.

TREATMENTS FOR INGROWN HAIRS

Laser Hair Removal

At Premier Laser & Skin, laser hair removal treatments work by targeting the specific body areas with ingrown hairs to help damage and weaken the hair follicles and reduce their ability to produce hairs long-term.

The treatment tends to work best on dark, coarse hair, however we are able to treat those with some blonde hair. Laser treatment for ingrown hairs is a very fast, effective and safe method to prevent ingrown hairs from reoccurring and permanently removing or reducing hair at the same time.

CAUSES OF INGROWN HAIRS

Anyone can get ingrown hairs, but they tend to be more of a problem in people with curly or coarse hair. Anything which causes the hair to be broken off unevenly with a sharp tip can cause ingrown hairs. Shaving is the leading cause, followed by waxing and tight clothing. Ingrown hairs can be itchy and embarrassing, but they often go away on their own without having to do anything. If they do not go away, ingrown hairs can become infected, darken the skin, or leave behind scars, especially if you have scratched or picked the ingrown hairs areas.

PREVENTION OF INGROWN HAIRS

Avoid shaving all together to prevent ingrown hairs, selecting instead an option that will stop this from happening such as Laser Hair Removal.

SYMPTOMS OF INGROWN HAIRS

Ingrown hairs show as angry red and raised bumps on the skin, often with pus and discharge.

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