Ingrown Hair Removal

The New and Improved Cynosure Elite iQ™ Laser For Your Ingrown Hair Removal. The Best Just Got Better! How many sessions for laser hair removal? Read on…

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How To Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs?

Are you looking for ingrown hair removal in Toronto? We offer you the gold standard in laser hair removal, the Cynosure Elite iQ laser. Ingrown hairs are hairs that have been removed but grow back and curve back into the skin instead of rising from it. The ingrown hair creates a tiny bump in the skin that may be swollen or painful. Ingrown hair is more prevalent in people who have curly or coarse hair. People with higher levels of certain sex hormones can also experience ingrown hairs.  Another common name for ingrown hairs on the face is called razor bumps. These razor bumps occur daily after you’ve shaved, tweezed, waxed, or removed hair. 

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What Causes Ingrown Hairs?

When you shave, cut, wax, or remove hair, the hair can grow back into the skin. Sometimes dead skin can clog a hair follicle, creating ingrown hair.

What are the symptoms of Ingrown Hair?

Infected ingrown hair can occur as a symptom.  When you have ingrown hairs, you may experience tIngrown Hair 1he following:

  • Itching
  • Infection
  • Pain or discomfort
  • A boil-like sore
  • A raised red bump or bumps
  • Ingrown hair cyst

Where Do Ingrown Hairs Usually Occur?

Ingrown hairs can happen anywhere on your face or body; ingrown hair armpit, even ingrown pubic hair, can be a problem. These are the most common places:Ingrown Hair 2

  • Face
  • Pubic area
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Armpits
  • Neck
  • Scalp

Untreated ingrown hair can cause complications such as infection, darkened skin, or create ingrown hair scars.

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How To Get Rid Of Ingrown Hairs?

Laser therapy is the best way to remove ingrown hairs.  The best-ingrown hair treatment is laser hair removal.  Laser hair removal uses a laser beam to reach the hair follicle.  The melanin or pigment absorbs the light in the hair.  The laser energy is converted to heat, which destroys the hair follicle that produces the hair. This damage stops or delays future hair from growing out of the hair follicle.  Multiple laser treatments are required for more permanent hair removal. 

When you damage the hair follicles, there is less chance for the hair to regrow, thus eliminating the problem of the ingrown hair growing out and curving back into the skin.

After about three laser sessions, you should experience fewer ingrown hairs and fewer razer bumps.

Laser for ingrown hair removal. Are all laser hair removal methods the same?

Different machines can remove hair from your face and body; some are more effective than others.

We recommend the Elite iQ for your treatment of ingrown hair.

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Cynosure Elite iQ laser is the Gold Standard for Laser Hair Removal in all Fitzpatrick skin types. It is a dual wavelength laser platform that combines the fastest and most powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser with an equally powerful 1064 nm Nd: YAG laser for high-performance treatment capabilities in terms of ease-of-use, efficacy, speed, safety, performance, and Client satisfaction.

How many sessions for laser hair removal?

How many sessions for laser hair removal depends on which body part. Most clients can finish their initial laser hair removal treatments with 4-6 sessions. The hairs on your face and body grow at different rates. Repeated treatments are necessary because your hair grows in cycles, and laser hair removal works best with hair follicles in the new growth stage.

Laser hair removal on your face isn’t permanent but lasts a very long time.  Some clients have seen no hair returning for over ten years!  Hair growth on the body is called androgenic hair. Hair growth rate varies from each body part, with head hair growing the fastest at about 1 inch per month or .5mm per day. 

Hair in the armpit grows at .27mm a day.  Facial hair grows at about the same rate as head hair, and leg hair grows at .27mm daily.  The difference in the rate of growth affects the times between sessions. The faster the hair growth, the shorter the intervals between sessions. 


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