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Ingrown hairs – causes, treatment and prevention

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15th April 2022

Ingrown hairs under the skin are not only unsightly, but sometimes painful – there are situations where the area becomes red, inflamed and a little later infection occurs. If you are facing such a problem and don’t know how to get rid of it, you have come to the right place because at Deluxe Clinic we frequently deal with such cases, and clients find satisfied with the final result. But before we talk about the treatment itself, we should look at why these ingrown hairs appear under the skin.

Causes of ingrown hairs under the skin

These hairs under the skin are actually follicles that no longer come to the surface of the skin, but continue to grow under the skin. There are several underlying causes of this phenomenon:

  • Hair type – people with wavy or curly hair are more prone to this problem,
  • Accumulation of dead cells on the surface of the skin – if you forget to exfoliate and don’t remove the dead cells, the hair has no room to come to the surface and grows inwards,
  • The way you wax – ingrown hairs under the skin often occur with waxing, which damages the skin (removing excess hair with a razor does not cause this to happen so often),
  • Hormones – in some cases, ingrown hairs under the skin occur as a result of hormonal imbalances.

How can you prevent ingrown hairs?

In some cases, this situation can be prevented. For example, if you use waxing to remove your hair, you may want to take a break and opt for other types of hair removal (maybe even choose a laser hair removal treatment). If you prefer shaving with a razor blade, it is advisable to use a new blade each time to eliminate the risk of skin damage, and to always use the razor in the direction of hair growth. Last but not least, don’t forget to exfoliate your skin regularly, as this is the only way to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin and give your hair room to grow properly.

How do you get rid of ingrown hairs under the skin?

There are all sorts of herbal remedies, such as aloe vera or apple cider vinegar, which are said to get rid of these hairs. We suggest a quicker solution to get rid not just of ingrown hairs under the skin, but of all excess hair – laser hair removal treatment. Summer’s coming, so you’ll definitely want to have smooth skin for all the dresses waiting for you in your wardrobe.

Laser hair removal treatment is painless and helps reduce body hair by 70-90%. In addition, the hair will not grow as quickly and often as it does with razor hair removal, for example. This means you’ll spend less time waxing at home or at the salon. The equipment we use is state-of-the-art, precisely in order to achieve better results and ensure greater comfort for our patients during treatment. If you’re tired of the pain of traditional waxing and want to get rid of not just the ingrown hairs under your skin, but all those unsightly hairs, all you have to do is make an appointment at Deluxe Clinic. Our specialists will explain the whole process and the benefits this laser treatment has to offer, but will also give you tips on how to prevent ingrown hairs.

*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Deluxe Clinic cannot guarantee specific results.

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