Posted by Dr. Anil R. Shah

Laser hair removal is one of the best choices to get rid of ingrown hairs. With the weather getting hotter in Chicago, Many of us are now swapping out our pants for shorts, skirts, and swimsuits. Ingrown hairs can lead to bumpy looking legs and irritated looking skin. shaving and waxing often can promote irritation in the hair. So what’s the best way to remove this irritation? Laser hair removal

Why do ingrown hairs occur? Ingrown hairs occur because some body hairs instead of growing straight out, curl back in and grow into the skin. This creates irritation and can make the skin look like it’s irritated with pimples. Oftentimes, if you look close enough microscopically, you can see the skin and the hair growing inside. 

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Ingrown hairs are especially an issue with patients who shaved their hair trying to achieve a super smooth look. When the hair tries to grow out, it can create irritation. The most common area for ingrown hairs are the legs, underarm area, and the Bikini area.  Women and men both can develop ingrown hairs.

What do I do if I have an ingrown hair? If a hair is growing underneath your skin, your body is going to likely have irritation and an infection. Ideally, you do not want to scratch your squeeze the spot because this can make the irritation worse. The best course of action is to not shave and see if the hair can relieve itself.  Antibiotic soap and other things such as tea tree oil can also help. If you’re still having persistent ingrown hairs, consider laser hair removal. 

How do I avoid ingrown hairs? The best method of removing ingrown hairs is to remove the hairs altogether. This prevents the hairs from growing back. It prevents the hair from curling in, causing the irritation. By keeping up with laser hair removal, patients legs can turn from bumpy to silky smooth.

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