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Ingrown Hairs 

Serving Burlington and the GTA

Laser Hair Removal for Ingrown Hairs

Stop Ingrown Hairs from Recurring

 

Ingrown hair is a skin condition where hairs curl round and grow back into the skin.

Ingrown hair most commonly appears in areas where the skin is shaved or waxed (beard, legs, pubic region); it can occur anywhere. They produce raised red spots, which can sometimes become infected

and turn into painful pus-filled sores.

Anyone can get ingrown hairs, but they tend to be more of a problem in people with curly or coarse hair. Anything which causes the hair to be broken off unevenly with a sharp tip can cause ingrown hairs. Shaving is the leading cause, followed by waxing and tight clothing.

Ingrown hairs can be itchy and embarrassing, but they often go away on their own without having to do anything. If they do not go away, ingrown hairs can become infected, darken the skin, or leave behind scars, especially if you have scratched or picked the ingrown hairs areas.

Treatment for Ingrown Hair Laser Hair Removal

 

The laser targets the hair follicle just below the skin. When the follicle absorbs the heat from the laser, it gets damaged and stops growing. Because the laser only focuses on the melanin in the hair follicle, there is no long-term harm to the surrounding tissue.

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