How Laser Hair Removal Helps Ingrown Hairs

by | Apr 11, 2023 | Laser Hair Removal Explained

If you’re like most people, you probably think of laser hair removal as a way to get rid of unwanted hair. But did you know that there are actually some surprising skin benefits to this popular treatment?

Laser hair removal can help reduce and even eliminate ingrown hairs. So, if you’ve been struggling with those pesky, painful bumps, laser hair removal could be the answer you’ve been looking for!

In this blog post, we’ll explore what ingrown hairs are, how they occur, the benefits of laser hair removal, and how it can help you achieve smooth, flawless skin – that is free of ingrown hairs.

What are ingrown hairs?

Before we dive into how laser hair removal prevents ingrown hairs, it’s important to understand what they are.

Ingrown hairs are a type of abnormality that develops when the sharp edge of a hair regrows into the skin instead of out of it, once a hair follicle becomes blocked; resulting in an inflamed bump that can be itchy, tender, and uncomfortable. This most often occurs when newly shaved or waxed hair curls back and grows into the follicle wall.

Ingrown hairs can be painful, unsightly, and a hassle to deal with. Known to cause redness, swelling, and even pain, ingrown hairs can happen anywhere on the body but tend to occur most frequently in areas with coarse hair or frequent hair removal such as the beard, armpit, or bikini line.

Ingrown hairs can cause redness, swelling, inflammation, and discomfort, and in severe cases, they can become infected and develop into painful bumps. If infected, they can develop a small pus-filled head, making them look similar to pimples – however, they should not be treated in the same way as they are distinct from acne.

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Ingrown hairs look similar to acne, but should not be treated the same way!

While usually harmless and able to clear up without medical intervention, more severe cases may require removal from a dermatologist, esthetician, or other medical professionals. Left untreated, ingrown hairs can become infected so it is important to treat them as soon as symptoms are noticed. Since they can also leave scars and dark spots on the skin, they are a frustrating and persistent problem for many people.

How do ingrown hairs occur?

Ingrown hairs can happen for a variety of reasons, including improper shaving techniques, shaving too close to the skin, using dull razors, oily skin, not exfoliating before shaving, dead skin cells blocking the hair follicles, unsanitary razors, pulling hair out from the root through waxing or plucking, wearing tight clothing rubbing against the hair drainage pathways in the skin, – or a combination of these factors.

Proper grooming habits can help reduce their occurrence. Exfoliating regularly and using hydrating products can help limit the occurrence of this annoying condition. Shaving should always be done in the direction of natural hair growth, slowly, carefully, and with both clean skin and equipment to clear away any dead skin cells which block follicles from properly draining and cause inflamed pores.

Using oil-based products will decrease irritation at the site of ingrown hairs when they do present themselves. Additionally, altering razor blades regularly and avoiding fabrics that are too tight can help deter ingrown hairs from appearing.

While ingrown hairs can occur anywhere on the body, they are most common in areas where hair is frequently shaved or waxed, such as the bikini area, underarms, and legs. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem: laser hair removal.

How does laser hair removal work to get rid of and prevent ingrown hairs?

Now that we understand what ingrown hairs are and how they occur, let’s look at how laser hair removal can prevent them.

Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicles with specific wavelength beams of light, which are quickly absorbed by the hair and converted into heat. The heat destroys the hair directly at the root and prevents new hairs from growing back.

By eliminating hair growth, there is no hair left to become trapped under the skin, which means there is no risk of developing ingrown hairs anymore.

This process affects growing hairs that are treated at their active growth stage, leaving existing ingrown hairs intact until they naturally shed the skin. Laser hair removal can be used on any area of the body where one wishes to reduce or remove unwanted hairs including the face, underarms, arms, legs, bikini line, chest, or back.

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Candela Gentle YAG Pro laser is a gentle treatment for sensitive skin in the bikini area.

How many sessions does it take to stop ingrown hairs?

Professional treatments are an effective way to quickly stop the bothersome ingrown hairs which can occur after shaving, hair removal creams, or waxing.

Most patients can see a significant improvement in their skin after only a few treatments. That’s right – there’s no need to endure long, drawn-out sessions. All you need to do is commit to a short course of treatment and you will see a reduction or disappearance of ingrown hairs. It is recommended that patients undergo several treatments in order to fully rid their skin of the cause and effects of ingrown hairs, though you may already start seeing the difference after just one session.

The exact number of treatments necessary to prevent ingrown hairs varies depending on the person, However – if you opt for our recommendation of 6 sessions of laser hair removal, you can save on our package deal and we guarantee this will help achieve permanent hair reduction results from the treatment as well as keep those pesky ingrown hairs away!

Our laser boasts great efficacy in targeting ingrown hairs, helping to speed up the healing process as well as reduce their recurrence and ultimately, eliminate them. With your advised maintenance sessions (usually once per year), you’re sure to see long-lasting effects and smooth skin that keeps you looking and feeling your best!

Before and after results of our clients who have had laser hair removal and how it helped their ingrown hairs.

At our clinic – Hair Removal Winnipeg, we are extremely proud of the impact our laser hair removal services have had on our clients. For those suffering from ingrown hair, laser hair removal has been an effective and life-changing solution.

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You can clearly see the difference in our client’s skin texture after trying our Candela Gentle YAG laser!

Our before and after photos demonstrate the remarkable difference laser hair removal makes in treating current ingrown hairs and preventing them in the future. The lasers swiftly destroy each individual follicle without damaging the surrounding skin, meaning that hair never grows back in the treated area. By getting rid of their root cause, ingrown hairs can be fully healed and prevented for long-lasting results. Our team is honored to offer this cutting-edge treatment that provides relief from the pain, irritation, and aesthetic issues caused by ingrown hairs.

Our commitment is to provide effective and safe treatments so that clients can receive lasting results to address their individual needs. With the help of our modern technology, laser hair removal provides amazing improvements for people with any skin type and tone – without the hassle or side effects of other methods!

We’d love to be a part of your hair removal journey!

Our team of professionals at Hair Removal Winnipeg has extensive knowledge and expertise in the latest procedures and techniques, ensuring that each session is both effective and safe. We understand that hair removal can be a stressful process, so don’t worry; our friendly staff will put you at ease during the entire process and help make the hair removal process more manageable.

Schedule your appointment online or call us today so we can get started on helping you achieve that smooth, flawless complexion you’ve been dreaming of!

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