How to get Rid of Ingrown Hair

Ingrown Hair Treatment

Almost everyone has experienced ingrown hair at some point. We have about 5 million hair follicles on our skin surface, so the chance of getting the odd ingrown hair is high, but it usually clears naturally.

So why do so many people hate and have trouble with ingrown hair? Let’s find out.

What is Ingrown Hair?

Ingrown hair occurs when hair grows into the skin instead of out of it. This causes pimple-looking bumps with hair just below the skin surface. The most common areas we get ingrown hair are the Bikini line, Chin & Neck, Legs and Underarms. If the ingrown hair doesn’t clear naturally, it can become an ingrown hair cyst. This can look very red and be quite painful.

Ingrown Hair Skin Damage  

People who regularly pluck ingrown hair often get brown pigmentation in the area. This is because when you pluck an ingrown hair, the skin reacts towards an injury,  increasing melanin production to protect the skin, which can lead to dark brown spots. The more you do it, the darker the pigmentation becomes. Brown pigmentation can become permanent, and this kind of pigmentation is very difficult to remove.

How to minimise Ingrown Hair?

Prevention is the best solution. Stop plucking and shaving. If you must pluck or shave:

  • Clean your tweezer/ shaver before use.
  • Cleanse the skin to get rid of oils and bacteria.
  • Open and stretch your pores to make it easy to extract the hair.

Ingrown Hair Removal

Unfortunately, some people are prone to ingrown hair no matter how hard they try to look after their skin. For those people, the best solution is Laser Hair Removal.

Laser Hair Removal uses laser light energy to damage hair follicles and inhibits growth. Laser Hair Removal can minimise ingrown hair in the long term and reduce hair growth.

Please book a free virtual consultation if you would like to learn more about Laser Hair Removal to reduce ingrown hair.

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Setsuko Takeuchi

Setsuko is a Beauty Therapist with more than 15 years experience. After obtaining an NVQ level 3 from Exeter college, she obtained further level 4 qualifications in Laser & Light Therapy Treatments CIBTAC and Skin Needling VTCT. She has also had advanced training in Intimate Waxing from Kim Lawless.