Ingrown hairs are hairs that curl back in or grow sideways under the skin instead of protruding from the skins surface. This is usually common after patients wax or shave. Sometimes ingrown hairs can even appear on untreated skin anywhere on the body. Male and female patients can get ingrown hairs on the chest, abdomen, neck, face, underarms or the groin area just from the friction of clothing rubbing up against the skin. Ingrown hairs can be not only unsightly but down right painful and often cause severe scarring. The hairs can be extremely sensitive to touch and cause infections which can be treated with antibiotics.
Laser hair removal can be used to treat ingrown hairs since the procedure prevents the hair follicles from producing hair. The heat from the laser heats up the hair follicle and permanently prohibits its ability to grow hair. This treatment is one of the best alternatives to shaving, waxing and electrolysis and is completely safe. Some of the most common treatment areas include the abdomen, arms, underarms, bikini, back, chest, face, legs, hands and much more. Avalon Laser uses state of the art technology to perform laser hair removal including the Alexandrite laser, ND:YAG laser and a radio frequency laser. Each treatment reduces hair growth by 15% and 6 treatments are usually required for 80 – 95% reduction of hair. Over time, the body may produce new hair follicles and touch up treatments may be required.
To find out more about laser treatments and laser hair removal call Avalon Laser in Carlsbad or San Diego today!