Are you tired of putting up with ingrown hairs that cause painful bumps and irritation? Look no further! At Aesthetic Allure & Laser hair removal New York, we offer the perfect treatment to get you smooth, flawless, skin using the latest technology in laser hair removal.
What exactly is an ingrown hair?
Medically speaking, an Ingrown hair is termed as pseudofolliculitis. However, most people term the condition as a razor bump. In this condition, the hair curls back and begins to grow sideways into the skin causing irritation or a bump around the hair follicle. Symptoms usually include redness, itching skin, and stubborn hair which remains deep inside the follicle that forms a reddish, raised bump, similar to a pimple.
Ingrown Hair Causes:
Ingrown hairs are an unpleasant, problematic truth for almost everyone. Male or Female, young or old; if you're shaving or waxing, ingrown hairs are inevitable. Ingrown hair can affect anyone with tightly coiled hair who shaves, tweezes, waxes or uses electrolysis for hair removal. However, what exactly causes this common problem among so many people? When a hair is ingrown, it’s trapped under the skin’s surface, where an unappealing bump forms. When the hair starts to re-grow, it is stuck in the skin and grows inwards instead of expanding straight outwards. The causes of ingrown hair are relatively easy to identify, but not always easy to prevent, especially if you're a regular user of razors or waxing products. Generally, the condition of ingrown hair, or folliculitis, develops when dead skin cells gather around an irritated hair follicle, eventually trapping the hair under a small papule, or bump on the skin. Often described as “razor burn,” ingrown hair can be caused or worsened by tweezing, waxing, and electrolysis, and may be especially noticeable on people with darker skin. There are many at-home ingrown hair treatment methods, ranging from Salicylic acid to daily exfoliation and even moisturizing the area with a warm washcloth. However, to handle a particularly nasty underarm ingrown hair or ingrown pubic hair, your best choice is to seek out professional treatment.
Why is it important to remove or prevent ingrown hairs?
Majority of infected ingrown hairs are mainly caused by carelessness, and therefore it is better to get rid of ingrown hairs before the problem becomes worse. The Ingrown hair is not a very serious problem itself, and there are several remedies to treat this problem. However, carelessness can lead to infection and severe damage. The trapped hair can damage the skin which makes it prone to bacteria. These bacteria can form infections in the skin which can lead to redness, itchiness, pain and even pus formations that look like pimples.
Common Areas Prone to Ingrown Hairs:
While ingrown hairs are more likely to occur in people with thick, dark, and curly hair, they can happen to pretty much anyone. Ingrown hairs also most commonly appear in the beard area, including the chin and cheeks, neck, and even on the scalp in those who save their heads. Other common areas for both males and females for ingrown hairs are the armpits, pubic area, and legs.
Laser Hair Removal: The Perfect Ingrown Hair Treatment
Those affected by ingrown hairs can easily say that they have pretty much tried just about everything. From the topical application of exfoliators, steroids, retinoids, antibiotics, to even special razors and shaving creams! However, these solutions can often cause severe skin irritation and may not also help in resolving the problem.
There is one treatment that is highly effective in resolving the ingrown hair problem, and that is laser removal at our laser spa NYC. Laser hair removal goes to the root of the problem. The laser energy is absorbed into the hair follicle destroying its ability to produce hair down to the source. 75 – 90% of the follicles in the area treated will eventually die, weakening with each treatment. Not only is laser hair removal a reliable treatment for ingrown hair, but it also serves as an excellent method of ingrown hair prevention. The laser seeks out the pigment in the hair follicle and kills it. With each series of laser hair removal treatments, a reduction in follicles will occur each time the laser passes over the treatment area. Also, Laser hair removal treatment treats the discoloration caused by ingrown hairs, allowing you to get a new start in your journey at our hair removal spa.
Today, ingrown bikini hair treatment and ingrown pubic hair treatment is more popular than ever before, giving women the opportunity to safely treat and remove ingrown bikini hair, while also permanently reducing the regrowth of unwanted hair in the area. This advanced form of pubic hair removal essentially turns bikini waxing and shaving into obsolete practices, dramatically reducing the risk of ingrown hair in the future. Similarly, laser hair removal for underarms keeps the skin smooth without the need for any of the regular maintenance that leads to irritation and folliculitis. Men are getting in on the act, too, with many opting for laser hair removal procedures on the beard area to improve their skin and save them the daily annoyance of shaving.
When it comes to facial hair, hormones play an essential role making it slightly more difficult but maintenance and commitment to monthly treatments will keep ingrown hairs from coming back around. For other parts of the body, our laser hair removal technician will treat only those areas which are in the hair growth cycle, which is the best time to kill the follicle according to the science behind laser treatments.