Ingrown hairs can be annoying and uncomfortable, and also very unsightly. It’s therefore best to try and prevent them from being formed at all. Conventional hair removal methods such as shaving can often cause them to develop, but laser hair removal treatment is an effective way to prevent ingrown hairs.
Ingrown hairs or razor bumps are the result of the hair growing backward into the skin, rather than growing out from it. This causes the hair to get trapped inside the hair follicle. When this happens the skin becomes inflamed, leading to the formation of small round bumps that look a lot like acne pimples. Other symptoms of ingrown hair include itching, and skin discoloration.
The condition is often very common with people who shave. Shaving strips away the layer of dead skin cells that often clogs the pores, and also leaves sharp tips of hair behind. These tips can turn back in the skin and cause ingrown hairs to develop. People with very curly hair, are also prone to ingrown hair. These are some of the reasons many people are now choosing laser hair removal.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal can eliminate hair even if it has been shaved closely, therefore it won’t be able to bend back and grow into the skin. The laser energy targets the dark pigment (melanin) at the base of the hair follicle, from which the hair grows. The follicle absorbs the energy, and this damages the follicle and prevents future hair growth.
To find out more about how laser hair removal can prevent ingrown hairs, contact Serenity Med Spa. We have offices in Memphis, TN, as well as Little Rock, AR. Please call 901-683-8220 to contact the Memphis office, and 501-228-7662 to contact the office in Little Rock.