Frequently Asked Questions
WHY DO RAZOR BUMPS OCCUR?
Most frequently razor bumps occur when hair is shaved and a short sharp stump is left behind, which then begins to grow back. When it grows back, it curls inwards and its tip punctures the skin and re-enters. The skin then deduces that this is a foreign object and attacks it. In the process, irritation and sometimes inflammation result. For some people, ingrown hairs are a serious problem because they can cause bleeding and permanent scarring of the skin.
WHAT ARE INGROWN HAIR TREATMENT OPTIONS?
Several widely available solutions can combat ingrown hairs. These are shaving, plucking, waxing, and using crèmes and gels. These methods all produce temporary solutions. StudioMD offers laser-based hair removal treatments using the most effective lasers to remove ingrown hair. Laser hair removal is gaining popularity as more people switch over in search of a more effective solution to razor bumps. Depending on your skin and hair type, one of our experienced specialists will determine which laser device is more effective for you.
HOW DOES StudioMD TREAT INGROWN HAIR (RAZOR BUMPS)?
StudioMD uses laser technology which allows safe removal of unwanted hair thereby eliminating ingrown hairs and leaving smooth skin devoid of any rashes or razor bumps. This is also ideal because it has an ideal wavelength of light energy which does not damage the hair and hair follicle axis because it is computer-regulated and therefore precise. It is also good at targeting the precise areas which need to be treated.
* Results may vary
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
It really depends on how your body responds to the treatment. Every patient is different, and your laser specialist will assess your case and advise you on the best treatment route for your needs.
Keep in mind that laser removal targets hair during growth phases. Since hair grows in ‘cycles’, most patients require between six treatments to twelve treatments - timed 4-6 weeks apart - to achieve that desired, hairless result. however you can expect to notice hair growth to become finer from the very first treatment.
CAN ALL HAIR COLOURS BE REDUCED THROUGH LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
At StudioMD White Plains we work with industry-leading laser technology. We have different lasers available and can offer successful treatments to accommodate most skin tones and hair colours. Unfortunately, even with up-to-date high end laser technology, we are unable to treat red, white or grey hair.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS OR POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
Following your laser hair removal treatment, you can experience some redness or even puffiness in your skin. It resembles goose bumps and is called “follicular edema”. It shouldn’t be too painful and usually dissipates within a few hours. Feels more like a mild summer sunburn discomfort than a painful sensation. StudioMD White Plains experienced health specialists work only with safe and high-end laser technology, to ensure that our patients will not experience any damage to their skin.