Ingrown Hairs: Two Options

If you shave, you’re probably far too familiar with ingrown hairs.

Did you know there are only 2 surefire ways to get rid of pseudofolliculitis barbae, or simply put, ingrown hairs? One is to stop shaving and let your hair grow, since after a certain length, a hair can no longer pierce the skin and grow back into it. This option, unfortunately, isn’t very realistic for those who need to maintain a hair-free look – particularly important for men who need to shave before going to work.

The second option is to get laser hair removal. This treatment works well to get rid of ingrown hairs. First, the laser technology will impair the hair follicle, making it unable to grow the hair any longer. Then, the natural shedding of the skin’s top layers over time will release the ingrown hair, finally releasing you from its unsightly presence. You can also expedite this shedding process by gently exfoliating the area, but well after your laser hair removal treatment (since your skin will most likely be quite sensitive and you don’t want to damage it with harsh products or scrubbing).

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