An ingrown hair is a hair that, when growing back after being shaved or plucked, curls sideways and grows into the skin. This causes small bumps that can become painful and inflamed. In rare cases, these hairs may become infected. If you chronically suffer from ingrown hairs, you may end up with permanent scarring or skin darkening.
are looking to smooth out their skin. Luckily, there are a number of options to stop ingrown hairs.
Anyone can experience ingrown hairs. They are most common in areas with coarse hair, including facial hair and the bikini area. People with tightly curling hair texture are the most at risk for ingrown hairs.
The occasional ingrown hair isn’t a cause for concern, but if you are suffering from them chronically, you may want to use a treatment to prevent them.
The simplest way to avoid ingrown hairs is simply not to remove your hair, but to let it grow naturally. If you prefer to shave, there are a few steps you can take to minimize the risk of ingrown hairs. Make sure you’re using a sharp razor blade, and use a warm compress or shaving cream to soften your hair before shaving. Avoid shaving too closely, and apply a lotion after shaving.
Most ingrown hairs will resolve themselves over time. You can also release individual ingrown hairs either by gently washing the affected area with a washcloth and warm water, or by using a needle to lift the embedded hair out of the skin.
If you want to stop ingrown hairs in Houston, we would be happy to see you for a laser hair removal treatment. Contact us to book an appointment today!