The Old Solutions
Shaving– A daily nuisance
Waxing– Painful and is only short-term solution.
Shaving and Waxing can lead to the unwanted problem of ingrown hairs. When hair is shaved, it forms a sharp end. If the hair grows at an angle or is curly, there’s a good chance that the sharp end will point back towards the skin. It then pierces the skin and causes a localized infection as it grows inwards. Razor bumps are the result and can cause tiny pustules that are red, painful and unsightly. In darker skin, razor bumps cause brown discoloration called hyper pigmentation that takes a long time to resolve.
Laser hair removal is a boon to those who suffer from ingrown hairs. Not only is hair density reduced by 80-90% on a long-term basis, but the thickness of the remaining hairs is also decreased. Thus laser hair removal usually cures razor bumps.