How to Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs? Ingrown hairs are yet another reason to abandon shaving for good. Among the many unfortunate side-effects shaving causes (redness, irritation, hives, cuts, hair re-growth, etc.). Ingrown hairs are probably the most difficult to deal with. The unrelenting bumps on your skin that aren’t exactly pimples yet aren’t hives can cause a lot of issues if not handled properly.
Ingrown hairs are caused by the hair curling and growing back into the skin rather than coming to the surface. They commonly afflict thick, curly haired people, yet everyone is prone to ingrown hairs. Because the hair is stuck under the skin, a red bump will often form that contains the doubled over hair. Since hair sometimes grows back sharper and thicker, ingrown hairs can get worse over time. They are also very hard to remove without causing further irritation or infection. They most commonly appear in shaved and waxed areas such as the face and neck for men, and legs and the bikini area for women. Either way, they are annoying and sometimes painful.
Best Way to Avoid Ingrown Hairs
While after some time, ingrown should sort themselves out. They can cause infection, darken the skin, or cause scarring (if they are picked at). The best way to avoid ingrown hairs is to stop shaving and waxing. Both of these methods practically invite hairs to grow into the skin and cause issues. This is no doubt uncomfortable and unsightly–yet the areas that ingrown frequent are often those which need to be shaved. Luckily, there’s good news: laser hair removal will take care of ingrown for once and all.
Laser Hair Removal
As laser hair removal will produce a permanent reduction in hair growth, after a full round of treatments, hair and shaving will be a long lost memory. However, you don’t even have to wait the six months to a year that laser hair removal will take to see results. Each time you undergo a laser hair removal treatment, the hair will grow back thinner and lighter each time, thus gradually minimizing the chances of ingrown until the hair is gone for good.
If you already have ingrown hairs and are in the process of booking your free consultation at Satori Laser, we have some good news: first, you will be done with ingrown forever very soon; and second, we have a suggestion as to how to deal with the ingrown you already have. Use an abrasive exfoliant, like a sugar scrub to buff away the layer of skin your hair is trapped under. This is the safest way to unearth the hairs trapped below the surface. You can also use this method in between shaves and waxes to ensure that the hair grows in the right direction. Exfoliating is also necessary for between laser hair removal treatments, as it buffs away dead hairs like nothing else.
Ingrown hairs are annoying, gross, and oftentimes painful–luckily there is a permanent solution waiting for you at Satori Laser. Laser hair removal will completely eliminate a problem you likely spend a lot of time dealing with–not to mention the hair itself–so it’s worth taking the leap. Your skin will thank you for it.