Can laser hair removal cause ingrown hairs? | Skin Perfection

Can laser hair removal cause ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hairs can be a painful business. And if you suffer from them regularly you’ll do anything to find a solution that will fix you hair problem once and for all. Can laser hair removal be your solution? Or can laser hair removal cause more ingrown hairs? You’ll be glad to hear that laser will actually help you with this problem and can completely eliminate ingrowing hairs.

What is ingrown hair?

Ingrown hairs,  are simply hairs that have curled round and grown back into the skin, especially after they have been shaved or cut. Anyone can get them, but they do tend to be more of a problem for people with curly or coarse hair.

For women, ingrown hairs are most common on the legs, pubic area and armpits and sometimes, particularly in darker skin types, on the face. While they’re not a serious health problem, the spots can become itchy, painful and even infected. But even if the problem does eventually go away on its own, the affected area of skin can be left a darker colour and scarred.

Can laser hair removal cause ingrown hairs?

No laser hair removal will not cause you ingrown hairs, quite the opposite. Ingrowing hair is most common when you shave, wax or use other methods to remove hair.                                                

Removing hair using the wrong technique may result in the new hair growing in its place sideways or curl back down. As a result the pores can close over the hair which becomes trapped or ingrown. After this the skin’s natural reaction is to become inflamed and often very painful. 

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective ways of stopping ingrowing hair. This is because the laser goes straight to root cause by destroying the follicle. Therefore it prevents hair growing and causing irritation to your skin. It’s safe, virtually painless and can be permanent! It works by emitting short pulses of light in to the hair follicle, causing it to stop growing hair and to close.

To learn more about laser hair removal and how it would be beneficial for you, why not book a free consultation with my Expert team, who will be able to answer all your questions. 

How to book an appointment?

As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no obligations consultation and skin test. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does laser hair removal work? Why is it effective? How many treatments you need? What’s the best laser for your skin type? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? And what to be aware of before undergoing laser hair removal. Finally to confirm suitability we’ll carry out a quick patch test.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at SP. Our highly trained and skilled aesthetic practitioners have many years of experience, so you can be confident you’re in the best hands. And, you can be sure, you’ll always have a stress-free relaxing experience.

Contact our team today to book an appointment.

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