Ingrown hairs can affect us all and cause raised bumps or spots where they form. Ingrown hairs are hairs that have usually grown up and out of the upper layer of the skin but that curl back around and re-enter it, usually at the hair follicle. This can happen when the hair follicle becomes clogged with dead skin cells. This forces the hair to grow out sideways and then curl back inwards.
Ingrown hairs are more common with coarse, curly hair or hair that has recently been shaved. Ordinarily an ingrown hair would not pose any serious problems but in some cases, spots, raised bumps and sores can appear which can cause infection and discomfort.
Whilst they can appear on any area of the body, men often suffer with painful ingrown hairs in their beards. Ingrown hairs are commonly found on the legs, abdomen, armpits and pubic area.
Preventing Ingrown Hairs
In an ideal world, allowing the hair to grow freely and not shaving it would be the most successful way to prevent ingrown hairs on the face and body, but for most of us, that simply wouldn’t be a realistic way to go. At Skin Perfection in the heart of London we offer effective and simple treatments to remove hair so that ingrown hairs are less likely to form and to resurface the skin and improve skin tone and texture, for a smoother look and feel.
Laser Hair Removal
Say goodbye to ingrown hairs, along with bristle, redness and irritated skin with a course of laser hair removal. Skin Perfection London is a specialist LHR clinic, and only uses the best technology. Suitable for both women and men, laser hair removal offers a permanent reduction in facial and body hair, negating the need for shaving or waxing – a common cause of ingrown hair.
At Skin Perfection, we are proud to offer laser hair removal with the Cynosure® Elite + and Apogee + gold standard devices. These are powerful, clinic-only devices which utilise both Alexandrite and ND: Yag wavelengths, enabling us to treat all skin types from light to dark. Cynosure® Elite + uses a range of spot sizes, making it one of the most effective lasers for the removal and permanent reduction of hair on larger body areas .Elite + can also deliver superb results on smaller areas such as the upper lip and bikini line.
Elite + can only be performed by practitioners who have been expertly trained to the highest industry standard and our practitioners have received training from both our in-house training team and our laser manufacturer, Cynosure®.
Peels and Resurfacers
If you have undergone a course of laser hair removal or would like to reduce any scarring which ingrown hairs can produce, a course of dermal peels and resurfacers can smooth the skin and create a more pleasing tone and texture. Dermal peels and resurfacers use specifically chosen acids that are applied to the skin in various strengths, according to your skin type.
A course of treatment can dramatically improve skin function, removing dead skin cells, debris and dirt and fading scars and marks that are caused by ingrown hairs. Whilst we usually recommend a package of sessions, you may see extremely pleasing results after only one treatment.
For more information about ingrown hairs and the treatments available here at Skin Perfection London, call us today on 0207 6294116 and book a no obligation consultation with one of our experts.