An ingrown hair is when the hair has curls back or grows sideways into the skin. It can be more common in those with thick, very coarse or curly hair and often occur after shaving, waxing or plucking.
When a hair penetrates your skin, your skin reacts as it would to a foreign body, becomes inflamed and is sometimes accompanied by an infection of the hair follicle (folliculitis) or "razor bumps", which vary in size. When picked or squeezed ingrown hairs can scar and leave pigmented marks on the skin, this is more prevalent in darker skin tones.
Removal of ingrown hairs needs to be done carefully so the hair follicle doesn’t become infected or the existing infection doesn’t worsen.
If you have tightly curled hair, suffer regularly with ingrown hairs from hair removal, or have excessive hair growth that results in ingrown hairs and wants a more long-term form of hair removal that reduces the risk then Laser Hair Removal is the solution.
Laser Hair Removal removes the hair at the root, inhibiting regrowth and removing the risk of ingrown hairs.
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