Laser Hair Removal for Ingrown Hairs
ngrown hairs are a common occurrence on the human body. While an occasional ingrown hair is not a serious medical problem, chronic ingrown hairs can become very painful and irritating to the hair follicle and skin. Ingrown hairs commonly occur on shaved areas of the skin, such as face, neck, under arms, legs, and bikini area. Ingrown hairs typically look like pinpoint tan or red bumps on the skin. If an ingrown hair becomes infected, there is a chance that scarring will occur after the hair has been removed and the infection has healed. When ingrown hairs become problematic or lead to scarring, you should consult with a trusted dermatologist to explore you options. One very effective way to prevent ingrown hairs from occurring is to use laser therapy to eliminate hair from the problematic area.
Ingrown hairs can occur due to several factors. Shaving is the leading cause of ingrown hairs, followed by waxing and wearing tight clothes. When shaving, excessive pressure on the razor can cause the hair to be trimmed shorter than the skin, which increases the likelihood that the hair may begin to grow sideways, unable to come up through the hair follicle as intended. Individuals with curly hair tend to be more susceptible to ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs may be accompanied by infection of the hair follicle, which can be quite painful. Other times, the ingrown hair simple appears as a bump below the skin, without any accompanying inflammation or pain. Ingrown hairs can be removed in a variety of ways at home, but they can become more irritated or infected if not treated correctly. For some people, chronic ingrown hairs will require medical attention.
If you do suffer from ingrown hairs, you may want to consider laser hair removal in that particular area. Since laser hair removal completely removes the hair from the follicle, ingrown hairs will no longer be problematic. Once the hair has been removed, the cause of the problem will be eliminated. Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank offers laser hair removal to his patients who seek to eliminate hair in certain areas of their body. Underarms, bikini areas, the back, and the face are the most common areas for laser hair removal, but it could be used anywhere on the body. At the 5th Avenue Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center, Dr. Frank offers laser hair removal with the LightSheer® DuetTM laser. This technologically advanced laser reduces treatment time by up to 75% and is dramatically less painful than other similar hair removal lasers. In the past, the time commitment and pain involved in traditional laser hair removal made many people reluctant to undergo the treatment; however, with the LightSheer Duet laser, hair removal is fast, easy, and requires no gels or anesthesia, making it a much more desirable option for many patients. Dr. Frank takes care to offer the most advanced laser treatments in his practice so that he can continue to provide the highest quality medical care to his patients.
Whether you simply want to remove hair from a part of your body without the hassle of shaving or waxing, or just want to treat an area of your body that is prone to ingrown hairs, you should consider laser hair removal with Dr. Paul Frank. With treatment times of only 15 to 20 minutes, and results seen in as few as four sessions, smoother, hair-free skin is just around the corner.
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