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Laser Hair Removal Removed Ingrown Hairs

“For my entire life ingrown hairs along my bikini line have been my nightmare”

Does this sound like something you can relate to? Have you tried everything, no matter how much you shave, wax, apply ingrown hair serum the bumps are still their red and inflamed.

Summertime means swimsuit season and you want your bikini to look your best! We will walk you through the cause of ingrown hairs and how laser hair removal can be your golden solution.

Causes and Symptoms of Ingrown Hairs

It might be surprising that the #1 cause of ingrown hairs are caused by hair removal. It happens when instead of the hair growing straight the hair grows under a layer of skin causing inflammation, irritation and bumps. So when you are tweezing, shaving or waxing you are increasing the chance of ingrown hairs to appear.

A few other ways that can increase the chance of ingrown hair is by using a dull razor and wearing tight clothing or rough fabric that rubs your skin.

Treating Ingrown Hairs

Now the reason laser hair removal is the best way to eliminate ingrown hairs is because it kills the actual hair shaft, so there’s no chance the hair can grow and go under the skin. As you keep continuing your treatments you will reduce the amount of ingrown hairs that are visible as there is less hair! Essentially because laser hair removal works by eliminating the hair follicle it will largely reduce ingrown hairs.

Here are a few more tips that can help prevent ingrown hairs

  1. Prepare your skin properly

Before shaving, make sure to exfoliate the skin and cleanse your skin.

  1. Shave at the end of your shower

Waiting to shave might not seem like it would make a difference, but it does! The longer you are in the shower the more time it allows for your skin to soften and your pores to open up. This makes it easier to shave without any tugging or pulling.

  1. Post shave care is key

How you care post shaving is vital for your skin. Be sure to exfoliate your bikini area 48 hours you shave to keep your ingrowns at bay and use unscented moisturizers to avoid irritation.

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