FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT CAUSES INGROWN HAIRS?
An ingrown hair is a hair that curls and grows into the skin’s surface, causing an unattractive and painful bump. The bump can either be entirely closed or have a hair visibly poking from the surface. Shaving and waxing are the major causes of ingrown hairs. In more severe cases, ingrown hairs can be accompanied with an infection in the follicle area and when this happens, the area becomes irritated and sore. The infection can also lead to itching, skin rashes, and puss collecting under the skin.
IS LASER REMOVAL THE BEST WAY TO GET RID OF INGROWN HAIRS?
Laser hair removal is not only the best, but also the only effective choice for getting rid of ingrown hairs permanently. Mostly because laser hair removal goes straight to the source of the problem, the root or hair follicle. The laser hits the follicle directly, burning away the follicle’s ability to produce hair. This will put an end to irritation, pain, infection, and further damage to your skin.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Several factors play a role in your treatment plan and the amount of sessions you may need. They can include, the number of areas treated, the amount of hair on each area, medications, hormones, tolerance to light, and treatment consistency. You can expect to see results from your very first treatment. However, full results will take on average 6-10 treatment sessions. Your treatments will likely be spaced from 4 to 6 weeks and yearly to bi-yearly top up sessions are recommended.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR EACH BODY AREA?
It really comes down to the patient and individual response to the laser treatment. As a referente, you can find listed below the average number of sessions required for someone who has pale skin, dark hair that is dense, has no underlying medical issues and who attends sessions consistently.
• Face - from 6 to 12 sessions - one of the most difficult areas to treat, due to hair being finer and more abundant;
• Bikini and Underarm - from 6 to 10 sessions - labia is also one of the most difficult areas to treat, due to skin colour being darker;
• Large areas, such as legs and arms - from 6 to 10 sessions - knees and upper thighs can take longer, due to thick skin on knees and finer hairs on thighs;
• Men's back or chest areas - from 12 to 15 sessions - it takes longer, due to hair being very strong, coarse and more resilient to lasers.
DOES IT HURT TO GET RID OF INGROWN HAIRS WITH LASER?
As it goes with most laser treatments, the overall experience depends on each patient's tolerance to pain and on the area being treated. You can take comfort in knowing that all lasers we use at StudioMD have additional cooling devices to decrease any sensitivity you may feel throughout your treatment. Most patients report the anticipation is the worst part, but the actual treatment itself is fine. The first few pulses the energy can feel like a sharp tingling, but over the session it does get easier to manage.
WHO IS NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THE TREATMENT?
Unfortunately, laser hair removal will not work on white, gray, red or light blond hair. Pregnant women should also avoid laser treatment until after they've given birth. And, on a different note, females who are experiencing PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) can expect some results from laser treatments, but to remain hair free on the face more treatments will likely be needed throughout life due the hormonal changes that may activate new hair follicles.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET LASER HAIR REMOVAL FOR INGROWN HAIRS?
Laser hair removal cost varies from place to place and from patient to patient. The cost is also dependent on the number of sessions needed and the individual response to laser treatment. At StudioMD New Jersey we offer reasonable prices and you can expect to pay as little as $79+ per session. To know more about laser hair removal costs, come in for a complimentary consultation and will come up with a treatment plan that suits your goals and your budget.
WHERE CAN I GET LASER HAIR REMOVAL FOR INGROWN HAIRS NEAR MENDHAM IN NEW JERSEY?
At StudioMD New Jersey, our laser hair removal specialists have been trained to the highest standard to use the FDA approved Alexandrite or YAG laser. Our friendly and professional team will be sure to put you at ease and guide you through every aspect of your treatment so you know what to expect. If you are ready for silky, smooth skin, completely free of ingrown hairs, but still need more deets about the process, book an appointment today and learn more about what laser hair removal can do for you.