Laser hair removal and ingrown hairs

What’s the deal with laser hair removal and ingrown hairs?
Both men and women can suffer from ingrown hairs. You shave or wax to get a clean look and smoother skin only for large, red and painful lumps to appear. It’s often just accepted as a side effect of hair removal. But with laser hair removal, ingrown hairs can be a thing of the past.
What are ingrown hairs, and what causes them?
These are hairs that either grow sideways or curl back into the skin. As the hair tries to grow, red inflammation starts to appear. Sometimes the hair follicle can become infected. They don’t look good, and they don’t feel good!
Ingrown hairs are generally caused by shaving or waxing. They can even be caused by clothing that rubs on the skin. The hair gets broken off, leaving a sharpness that can then grow into the skin. Those with curly hair do tend to be more prone to them.
Ingrown hairs can appear in a variety of areas after shaving or waxing such as the under the arms, face, legs and bikini line.
Laser hair removal and ingrown hairs
However, laser hair removal does not cause ingrown hairs. The laser technology works at the level of the hair follicle, disrupting it and preventing the hairs from growing. This means they are not being broken off.
Plus, laser hair removal is permanent. Early treatment thins the hair, so it comes through finer, but after a full course, the hairs stop growing. This means you can prevent ingrown hairs from other causes such as clothing. What’s not to love about no more, unsightly red lumps?!
Laser hair removal in the UK – your options
Woman with dark skin tone and hair-free armpits. Laser hair removal at our UK clinics can treat all skins tones.
If you want to get laser hair removal and bring an end to painful ingrown hairs, then you have a choice between at-home treatments and visiting a clinic. However, the lasers that you can use at home are of a much lower level meaning that you’re unlikely to get permanent results. They are also not suitable for all skin tones.
At a clinic, you can speak to a professional during your pre-treatment consultation and explain exactly what you are looking to achieve. Using a clinic will also increase the laser hair removal effectiveness as they will be able to use medical-grade lasers. Plus, they can make the necessary adjustments for your skin tone and hair colour.
Europe’s leading provider of laser hair removal
Our UK clinics only employ the best professionals so you can get the best results from laser hair removal. At Therapie Clinic, we have provided millions of treatments over the years and are Europe’s number one aesthetic clinic. Not only that, but we also offer a price match guarantee – find a laser hair removal treatment cheaper and we will beat it by 10%.
Find your nearest clinic and pop in to book your appointment. Alternatively, give us a call on 08000 121 565. Say goodbye to ingrown hairs and hello to smooth skin.