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Ingrown hairs occur when hair grows unevenly or curls back under the skin. This is mostly seen among people with curly or coarse hair. It might come with what’s known as “razor bumps” (pseudofolliculitis barbae), which can vary in size, or an infection of the hair follicle (folliculitis).
Usually, ingrown hair occurs in places where body hair has been removed, for example by shaving or waxing – such as the beard, pubic region or legs, or in areas where there has been no natural exfoliation of the skin. Basically, anything that results in the hair being unevenly broken off to leave a pointed tip can cause hairs to become ingrown.
The best method of avoidance is to find out whether the body hair removal systems you’re using are actually irritating your skin and hair. Several measures can be taken while shaving, for example, to avoid ingrown hairs, including prepping the skin with special lubricating skin care products before shaving, and shaving correctly without using too much pressure to prevent some hairs being cut shorter than the skin surrounding them.
There are many alternatives to shaving. For men, a beard trimmer used at the lowest setting may work. Alternatively, both men and women can opt for permanent hair removal, such as by laser (we recommend Sensica’s top-of-the-line, at-home, permanent hair-removal device, Sensilight™ Mini!), or through electrolysis.
If you want to avoid ingrown hairs, Sensica’s Sensilight™ Mini is a non-invasive, professional-grade, laser hair removal device, specifically designed for home use. The compact hand-held device harnesses contemporary, FDA-cleared, Reactive Pulsed Light (RPL™) technology, to disable hair re-growth at the root, thus preventing ingrown hairs from occurring. Painless and safe, the treatment also results in permanent hair removal.
In another Sensica breakthrough, you can now get real-time feedback about your treatment. Yes, real-time! That means you get feedback as you do the treatment, even when you’re doing it on your own at home, you’re not alone. We’re right there with you, guiding your hand, making sure you’re doing it right and ensuring you get the very best results.
Our world-first app will leave you in no doubt as to whether a treatment is working, right in the moment, without having to wait. You’ll find out how to perfect your technique, how long to carry on and even what settings to use, so you can optimize results with every movement during every treatment.
Still not feeling 100% confident? That’s absolutely fine!
Just contact one of our aestheticians for personal advice and guidance.