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.