What are Ingrown Hairs?
Ingrown hair is basically a hair follicle that got clogged. All hair has a natural curve to it; sometimes it curves back and pokes the skin. This irritation of the skin can cause irritation and inflammation. Men complain of ingrown hair in the beard area whereas woman report that they have ingrown hair in the groin area.
When you have a tendency towards ingrown hair, do not use a straight edge razor but rather an electric razor. It is not as close of a shave allowing the hair to grow freely. If you shave too close you may increase the chances of getting an ingrown hair.
What are some treatments for Ingrown Hairs?
The best treatment for this condition is laser hair removal. One great product to use for this would be the TRIA BEAUTY Laser Hair Removal system. TRIA Laser is an at home hair removal device that uses the same laser technology that dermatologist use at their own clinics. It is also FDA approved.
Simply by removing the hair you are resolving the problem. Some people fear removing all of their hair. Having a few laser hair sessions will thin the hair and shrink the follicle.
Permanent hair removal is considered by the FDA to be a reduction of 80% or more of the hair. It is important to have realistic expectations and know that you may never be 100% hair-free. The treatment itself isn’t painful. For treatment of some areas, I recommend topical numbing cream.