Both men and women suffer from ingrown hairs, which appear as tiny bumps on the skin. Ingrown hairs often occur in both sexes after shaving. The dead skin that sometimes flakes off when shaving can clog the hair follicle. This causes the hair inside to grow sideways and back under the skin rather than straight and upwards. The little bumps that appear are the curled hairs trying to break through the skin. Sometimes these hairs can become itchy and painful and there may be pus inside the bump as well.
Men tend to find these hairs appear most frequently on their face, whereas women find them on their legs, armpits and pubic area.
Ingrown hairs are very common and nearly everyone will get at least one in their life. However, people with very curly or coarse hair are more prone to them. Curly hair will often curl back in on itself especially when it has been cut. Also some sex hormones can cause excessive hair growth in people. Sometime ingrown hairs will go away on their own, but they can cause problems if the area becomes infected or if it has been picked at. In these cases scarring and occasionally pigmentation can occur.
If ingrown hairs are a constant nagging problem then it may be worth considering having them removed with the help of Laser Hair Removal. At 111 Harley St. we are able to remove unwanted facial and body hair. Our powerful laser uses specific wavelengths that are necessary for effective hair removal. After just eight treatments an average of 60% hair reduction can be seen, although this will vary depending on the thickness and colour of hair we are removing. It is necessary to have multiple treatments in order to catch the hair at every cycle of its growth. Before we agree to treat you for this condition we will offer you a full consultation so that you are fully aware of the kind of results you can expect.
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