Ingrown Hair Removal
Ingrown hair removal has always been a tricky issue. After all, ingrown hairs are often the result of traditional methods of trying to eliminate the strands that appear on the skin in the first place. Previously, the removal of unwanted or excess face or body hair meant resorting to plucking, waxing or shaving, all of which can sometimes cause individual follicles to grow back into the skin, creating the painful red bumps we recognize as ingrowns.
However, more people are discovering an alternative to these procedures, one which also does away with the irritating side effects. Laser by Sia, the most respected laser hair removal clinic in Sydney, makes use of the latest technological innovations in the industry to provide clients like you with a solution that is permanent, painless, and more affordable than waxing.
So if you find that you regularly suffer from this irritating side effect due to ineffective hair removal methods and would like to know more about ridding yourself of the constant chore and bother, contact us today.
What is an ingrown hair and how do I treat it?
An ingrown hair is produced when a strand does not completely erupt from thefollicle, growing back on itself instead, under the skin. Although the condition appears most commonly in areas where the skin is shaved or waxed, it can crop up anywhere.
How does laser hair removal get rid of the problem?
A laser treatment kills the hair follicle, so that it can no longer support hair growth. Following your session, the damage caused by the wayward follicle will heal naturally. Even if it had unfortunately become infected, a single session can kick start the healing process and you will see results almost immediately.
It takes no time at all!
The process only takes about 5 to 15 minutes to treat small areas such as the face, armpits, or the bikini line. Bigger areas will take a little longer, but a single session will not take up much more than your lunch hour. You can read more about what to expect during your treatment in our blog post.
Our treatments are also quite affordable, as you can see in our price list.
Do you need help right away?
If you are currently suffering from this embarrassing problem and cannot get to Laser By Sia right away, you can relieve the symptoms with a few simple steps:
1. First, cleanse the affected area and apply a warm washcloth to soften the skin.
2. Using a loofah, gently exfoliate the skin directly above the trapped hair to try and expose the strand.
3. If possible, remove the offending hair using a cotton swab or sanitized tweezers, but never try to pierce or lance the swelling around it!
4. If you do not succeed at it right away, try again the next day. If the ingrown is badly infected, you may need to see a doctor to have it lanced.
It is, however, better to avoid the hassle from the start. Do not resort to hair removal methods which break the strand off to a sharp point. If you must use these methods, exfoliate the area regularly to assist the hair in pushing through the layers of skin.
Why do women get unwanted hair?
The hormonal changes that women go through can often cause unwanted facial or body hair. Sadly, removing this hair using common remedies often results in ingrown hairs.
Do men have the same problem?
Men do not go through the same thing, but they have a similar problem. An excess in testosterone can result in undesirable hair growth, so men are oftentimes left to deal with coarse black strands sticking out in unexpected places. Luckily, hormonal hair growth is very receptive to laser treatments.
How many treatments will I need?
You will need a few sessions spaced out every month and a half, depending on the type of hair you want to get rid of. The number of treatments can be discussed with your therapist prior to treatment. But do not worry if you do not see any visible stubble or fuzz and your appointment date is drawing near. You do not have to wait for regrowth to get the procedure done.
How does laser hair removal actually work?
What makes this method so effective is that it works by converting light energy into heat energy. This heat then impairs the follicle so that it can no longer support hair growth. It is also exactly this same principle that treats existing ingrown hairs.
Can laser be used exclusively for ingrown hair treatment?
Yes, it can. Even without the need to make unsightly strands disappear, you can come in to our clinic and get some relief from ingrown hair safely and efficiently.
Why is it better than other methods?
Two words: permanent elimination! Unlike physical depilatory means, laser renders each follicle sterile, making ingrowns nothing but a bad memory. During your first appointment, the treated strands instantly stops growing and will start to heal. No other hair removal method can produce this kind of effect.
Does it work anywhere on a person’s body?
Yes, it is safe to use anywhere on your body, even on sensitive areas such as your face and genitals. It is a ‘two for one’ system that treats ingrown hairs and removes unsightly stubble all in one go, plus it is hygienic and has no side effects!
Will the process hurt?
Not at all! In fact, it does away with painful other methods such as lancing, and because it does not break your skin, there is also no risk of infection. The beams easily pass through the skin quickly and into the follicle with minimal pain.
Do not believe other supposed ‘solutions’!
There are many products on the market which promote themselves as cures, and some that claim they specialise in preventing ingrown hair. However, the fact is that no amount of expensive creams or body polish will rid you of them permanently – but Laser By Sia’s treatment does.
What about maintenance and after-treatment care?
Following your sessions, you will have to follow your therapist’s advice on how to care for your skin. For example, it is a hard fast rule that you are absolutely not allowed to pluck out any regrowth, but shaving is ok.
Still not convinced?
Now that we have told you all you need to know, there are a few things to keep in mind while you consider your options.
First, consider that laser treatments are the most effective of all treatments available. Some waxing salons will have you believe you can reduce growth with repeated sessions, but this is not true. You are not compromising the follicle, so it will always come back.
Next, consider that physical means of getting smoother skin are temporary – both shaving and waxing breaks the hair off at skin level or below, which might give the appearance of being smoother, but has secondary effects like rashes and stubble. Laser, on the other hand, stopsregrowth in its tracks and does away with ingrown as well.
Choose Laser by Sia
If you want to achieve perfectly smooth and stubble-free skin, contact us. We pride ourselves on our exemplary professionalism and honesty when dealing with the clients, as well as delivering the most desirable results. So call or visit one of our clinics today.