Laser Hair Removal and Ingrown Hairs

Laser hair removal is the safest and most effective treatment for ingrown hairs occurring in both men and women.

Ingrown hairs are a common problem for both men and women. Also known as pseudo folliculitis, ingrown hairs can be both a painful and unsightly skin irritation. These extremely common afflictions are also known as razor bumps because they are usually aggravated by shaving.

Ingrown hairs occur when the sharp tip of the hair grows just above the skin and then curls back into the dermis causing an inflammation. The ensuing bumps usually appear as pink or skin coloured and often a small part of the hair may be seen just under the skin. Ingrown hairs tend to be more common in areas with coarse hair, such as the bikini line for women and the beard and neck for men. Improper shaving techniques are the major cause of ingrown hairs, as well as other aggressive hair removal procedures such as waxing.

In recent years there has been a rise in the number of staph infections due to shaving and infections resulting from irritated, broken skin and ingrown hairs. Doctors have even started recommending that individuals who are prone to ingrown hairs try laser hair removal as an efficient and safe way of removing unwanted hair permanently. Laseraid’s Candela GentleLASE 755 nm alexandrite lasers are equipped with Zimmer Cryo cooling technology. These lasers remove hair directly from the follicle, permanently reducing unwanted hair. Most patients find a permanent reduction in hair after six to eight treatments.

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