Ingrown hairs are a skin condition where hairs curl round and grown back into the skin. Ingrown hair generally appears in areas where the skin is shaved or waxed (beard, legs, pubic region), though 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.
Recommended Treatment: Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair removal is a proven treatment to combat unwanted and ingrown hairs; by targeting the specific body areas, the laser weakens the hair follicles and reduces their ability to produce hairs long-term. The treatment tends to work best on dark, coarse hair;however, we can 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 them.