Laser Hair Removal

How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs are a common problem that can lead to discomfort, an undesirable skin appearance, and even infection. The condition often occurs in areas where hair is regularly removed—whether from shaving, waxing, or another method—due to the sharper hair tip growing back under the skin. When this happens, the body treats the hair as a foreign body and reacts with irritation, redness, and bumps.

Although foregoing hair removal altogether is the best way to prevent ingrown hairs, that isn’t typically a realistic option for most people. To help get rid of the condition before it starts, you may want to employ one or more of the following tactics:

  • Use a sharp razor and don’t stretch the skin while shaving.
  • Exfoliate the area to prevent a buildup of dead skin cells and moisturize regularly.
  • Limit wearing overly tight clothes, as these garments can press the hair against the skin.
  • Opt for laser hair removal to get long-term relief from ingrown hairs.

Laser hair removal is a popular treatment at our medical spa. Not only does it reduce how often hair removal is needed, but it significantly minimizes the chance of getting ingrown hairs in the first place. If you’re interested in this advanced hair removal technique and would like to learn more, contact our team at the Dermlounge to schedule an appointment.

Benefits of Male Laser Hair Removal

male-hair-removalAlthough hair removal is typically thought of as a female treatment, the act has become an increasingly popular option for men as well. While there are several methods for removing unwanted hair, our team at Dermlounge is pleased to offer the solution of laser hair removal. By using advanced laser technology, our male patients can achieve smooth, hair-free areas.

A major benefit of using a laser for hair removal is that almost any area of the body can be treated with ease. Some of the most popular areas that men wish to treat include the back, chest, stomach, shoulders, and pubic region. Another advantage to this technique is the very specific, localized nature of the treatment. The laser allows our professionals to strategically remove hair, whether the patient desires a complete removal or just thinning of an area.

To achieve optimal results, we recommend undergoing a series of six hair removal sessions, with one every four to eight weeks, depending on the body area treated. It should be noted, however, that laser hair removal is only effective on colored hair that is darker than the surrounding skin – it cannot treat gray, white, or light blonde hair.

For more information about laser hair removal for men, please contact our practice.