Say Goodbye to Ingrown Hairs Forever with IPL Hair Removal
Discover how at-home IPL devices can help you get permanent hair removal results without the risk of annoying ingrown hairs.
If you use methods such as waxing or shaving for managing your unwanted hair, there’s a good chance that you’ve experienced the discomfort of an ingrown hair at some point. These pesky little annoyances are very common, but this doesn’t mean that you just need to accept them as part of the hair removal process.
Believe it or not, there is a method available to you that can minimize and even eliminate the potential for ingrown hairs, while offering permanent hair removal results that other methods like shaving and waxing just can’t provide. In this article, we’re going to show you how the advanced technology of a the Silk’n Infinity At-Home IPL Hair Removal Device delivers fantastic hair removal results with unparalleled comfort and convenience, and why the Silk’n Infinity means no more ingrown hairs, ever!
It’s important to understand what ingrown hairs really are, what causes them, and how to properly treat them. Then, we will explain exactly how the Silk’n Infinity is able to produce such great hair removal results with no risk of ingrown hairs, permanently. Let’s get started!
What are ingrown hairs, and how do they form?
An ingrown hair occurs when a hair fails to emerge from the follicle opening in the skin and continues to grow underneath the skin. Ingrown hairs may occur due to factors such as the opening of the follicle becoming clogged with dead skin cells, dirt, or bacteria. In instances where the hair is naturally curly, and it has been cut too short or is re-growing after being plucked, the hair may curve back in to the skin as it grows.
It’s also possible for an ingrown hair to form even if the tip is slightly protruding from the follicle opening. The hair may become ‘stuck’ in the clog in the pore opening, preventing the new growth from continuing to emerge from the follicle and forcing it to accumulate under the skin.
Regardless of the underlying cause, the result is a hair that continues to grow underneath the skin, causing discomfort, pain, swelling, redness, and irritation. If left untreated, ingrown hairs can become infected, so it’s always best to deal with them as soon as possible to prevent potential complications.
How should ingrown hairs be treated?
Fortunately, in most cases of ingrown hairs, they will gradually resolve themselves if left alone. This means avoiding further irritation from shaving or waxing on that particular area until the skin naturally repairs the situation.
However, if there is a visible tip protruding from the ingrown hair, you can attempt to gently pull the hair out using tweezers. Before pulling it, make sure to wash and clean the area, and apply a warm damp cloth to the area to soften the skin around the pore and make it easier to remove the hair. Then, using tweezers that have been sterilized, gently pull the tip of the hair and begin to extract the hair. As the hair emerges, occasionally move the tweezers down the strand to keep them closer to the skin and provide a more solid grip on the hair. If you experience pain when attempting this, stop immediately and arrange to see your doctor.
You should never attempt to dig out an ingrown hair that is growing entirely under the skin. In cases where the hair does not emerge on its own, or the irritation and discomfort worsens, you should arrange to see your doctor to have the ingrown hair examined and treated appropriately.
Why are ingrown hairs so common with shaving?
Most often, ingrown hairs occur on areas of skin that have been shaved. You see, when a hair is cut using a razor, the remaining hair will have a flat tip with sharp edges. As the razor passes over the area, the blades pull the hair slightly before cutting it. When the hair is cut and released, the remaining hair in the skin springs back and often results in the tip of the hair lying slightly below the surface of the surrounding skin. As the hair starts to grow back, the sharp edges of the cut tip of the hair may begin to dig in to the surrounding skin, potentially resulting in the formation of an ingrown hair.
Ingrown hairs can also occur on areas of skin that have had the entire hair removed all the way to the root by methods such as waxing, plucking, sugaring, or through the use of an epilator. In these cases, although the hair grows back with a finer tip than when a hair is cut by a razor, the potential for ingrown hairs can be greater if the skin is irritated or the pores become clogged, preventing the hair from properly emerging from the pore.
Most of these common hair removal methods carry risks of ingrown hairs because they only affect the hair itself, either by cutting or pulling it out of the skin, and do nothing to prevent new hair from growing back. To effectively prevent hair from growing back, and avoid the risks of ingrown hairs entirely, you’ll need to turn to a permanent hair removal method such as intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal.
How does IPL work to achieve permanent hair removal? Let’s take a quick look at this innovative technology and the science behind it.
How is IPL different?
Unlike most common hair removal methods, IPL works to specifically target the follicles themselves and inhibit their ability to grow new hairs. It does this by applying intense bursts of highly focused light on the treatment area. As the device passes over the skin, the device generates these light pulses, which are transformed in to heat energy as they are absorbed by the melanin of the hairs.
As this heat energy is transferred into the surrounding cells deep within the follicle, it has the effect of slowing down the hair growth process. Over time, with each successive treatment, the effects become compounded and hair ceases to grow inside the follicles of the treated area. This is how IPL is able to produce permanent hair removal.
As you would expect, the permanent effects of IPL hair removal carry the added bonus of eliminating the potential for ingrown hairs on the treated areas because the follicles no longer generate new hair. After all, you can’t have an ingrown hair if the hair never grows!
Get permanent hair removal results with the Silk’n Infinity!
If you’re looking for the ultimate at-home IPL hair removal treatments, then you should consider the Silk’n Infinity. This cutting-edge hair removal device builds on the proven effectiveness of Silk’n at-home hair removal technology and takes things to the next level with enhanced features for the fastest results. The Silk’n Infinity combines IPL hair removal with the added effects of galvanic energy, which helps to boost circulation, stimulate the skins natural rejuvenation processes, and provide greater comfort with each treatment.
Galvanic energy is transmitted to the skin through a specialized electrode on the tip of the Infinity, encouraging the pores of the skin to open up and allow each light pulse to more efficiently reach down to the root of the hair. This helps to speed up the overall treatment timeline, giving you the permanent hair results you want in even less time.
Forget about ingrown hairs forever & get smooth, hair-free skin with Silk’n!
Countless Silk’n users have already achieved their goals of permanent hair removal, and will never have to worry about the discomfort of an ingrown hair ever again. Don’t you deserve the same? Now’s the time to get started with a better method of hair removal, and we’re confident that you’ll be delighted with the ease and speed with which you can achieve your hair removal goals thanks to the Silk’n Infinity. Get started today!