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Laser Hair Removal For Ingrown Hairs

by | Aug 18, 2023


Dealing with ingrown hair on a regular basis? An irritating bi-product of shaving or waxing, ingrowns can really get under people’s skin (literally). Here’s how the hair removal experts at Simply Laser deal with them.



Ingrown hairs occur when a hair doesn’t emerge from the skin follicle, and instead grows in on itself beneath the skin. Most ingrown hairs usually arise after traditional hair removal methods like shaving, waxing and plucking, but they can occur naturally as well.

For most people who experience ingrown hairs, it can be an ongoing issue that causes discomfort and possible scarring to the skin. And if the ingrown hairs can’t be treated by gently exfoliating the skin, they might need to be lanced by a medical professional to prevent infections. In short, these pesky unwanted hairs can be a massive pain to deal with.

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First and foremost, laser hair removal is the best treatment for ingrown hair because it offers a permanent solution. Laser treatments work their magic on hair follicles to leave them unable to produce more hair. And no hair means no ingrowns. Laser hair removal is also an effective way of avoiding problems like razor rash.



Laser hair removal technology uses a narrowly focused laser beam directed at hair follicles. This beam produces heat that damages the follicle to the point that it can no longer produce hair. With each treatment you receive, your hair will grow back slower and finer until it eventually stops growing altogether. The result? Smooth, silky, hair-free skin.

At Simply Laser, we use award winning, medical grade Cynosure lasers  – Alex & Nd Nag. One is for light skin tones and the other is for dark. Both lasers provide safe, effective and permanent hair removal. You can read more about laser hair removal for dark skin tones here.



The number of laser treatments required to stop hair growth altogether varies from person to person. But as a general rule of thumb, you will need between 6-10 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Treatments for small areas like your face, underarms and bikini line will only take about 5-15 minutes, whereas larger areas like your legs will take longer.

Before your treatment, the laser hair removal experts at Simply Laser will talk you through what to do in the weeks leading up to the treatment, and how to care for the treated area post-treatment. There is no downtime required with laser hair removal.

Why Laser Hair Removal Is The Best Solution

Additionally, laser hair removal provides unrivalled precision. The procedure is meant to target dark, coarse hairs only, causing no harm to the surrounding skin. As a result, it greatly reduces the possibility of getting ingrown hairs, a common problem with shaving and waxing. When hair grows back into the skin, it causes an ingrown hair, which can be painful and inflammatory. Laser hair removal stops the hair follicle from growing, preventing ingrown hairs. As a result, in addition to having smoother skin, you also experience a significant decrease in skin irritations, including razor burn, pimples, and ingrown hairs. 

Why Laser Hair Removal Over Waxing and Shaving? 

There are a number of benefits to laser hair removal over traditional methods like waxing and shaving. Here are some important things to think about: 

Cost & Time Effectiveness 

Even though laser hair removal may cost more upfront, it frequently ends up being more affordable over time. As opposed to laser hair removal, which delivers permanent hair reduction after a few sessions and offers permanent hair reduction, waxing and shaving require ongoing expenses for equipment and procedures. 

Minimal Pain and Discomfort 

Laser hair removal is generally less painful than waxing, which involves ripping hair out from the root. While individuals can experience some discomfort during laser treatments, most liken it to a rubber band snapping against the skin – a sensation that is tolerable for many. Furthermore, topical anesthetics can be used to minimize any discomfort. 

Hair Growth Not Required Between Treatments 

Waxing requires a certain amount of hair growth before the next session to effectively pull the hair from its root. This means living with hair growth until the next waxing appointment. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, requires you to shave before a session to prevent scorching the hair above the skin, allowing you to stay hair-free between treatments.


Simply Laser offers a range of effective laser hair removal treatments, both for women and men, and for people of all skin tones. View our laser hair removal prices. To book laser hair removal for ingrown hairget in touch.

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