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Laser Hair Removal for Ingrown Hairs – A Permanent Fix

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.


What Causes Ingrown Hairs

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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Why Laser Hair Removal Is the Best Solution

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.


How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

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.


How Many Treatments Will You Need?

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.


Book Your Treatment

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 hair, get in touch.

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