What Causes: Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hairs and ingrown hair cysts can result from abrasive or intense hair removal methods like shaving, waxing, plucking, and threading. You can also get ingrown hairs when a build-up of dead skin or dirt clog hair follicles, stunting the growth of new hairs. People with darker skin tones, coarse and/or curly hair tend to experience ingrown hair issues more frequently.
Here are several indications of an ingrown hair; symptoms may include one or more of these signs:
- Raised bump
- Itchy skin bump
- Skin irritation, skin redness
- Papule or cystic raised spot
- Pain and inflammation
- Discoloration, skin darkening
- Bumps becoming larger, more painful
- Pus in hair follicle or around bump
These ingrown hair symptoms may appear anywhere on the body where you shave, wax or pluck. Additionally, ingrown hair cysts and ingrown hair bumps can be symptomatic of clogged and dirty hair follicles. For instance, the beard area (e.g., chin, cheeks and neck), along the bikini line and on the legs, at the armpits, inside the nose, as well as on the back, chest, stomach, and buttocks are all areas that can suffer from ingrown hairs, especially if these areas are razor shaved, or not properly cleansed and exfoliated during bathing.
Ingrown hair concerns that tend to stand out as particularly troublesome include ingrown pubic hair and deep ingrown hairs.
Infected-looking bumps in the genital area are always cause for concern, as they are in a sensitive area that might hurt, as well they are not aesthetically pleasing to look at. How to prevent ingrown hairs in the pubic area is best addressed with regular laser hair removal treatments, as shaving and waxing this sensitive skin area (e.g.,the bikini line) can lead to unattractive razor bumps, redness, ingrown hairs, and itchiness.
Deep ingrown hairs tend to cause constant or continuous irritation. They can feel uncomfortable, as well as be itchy, painful, and swollen. For a deep ingrown hair do not attempt to treat at home, as infection may result, seek out a professional ingrown hair treatment like laser hair removal.
If you would like to avoid the chore of regular shaving and waxing, then send us a message through our website to arrange a laser hair removal treatment session, and get ready to say bye-bye to the nuisance of ingrown hairs.