for Ingrown Hair


Electrolysis for Ingrown Hair

There’s no question, ingrown hair is the worst thing about hair removal. It’s not enough to simply be annoying and unsightly the first time around, it has to grow back and attack your body? Ingrown hair is often a difficult problem to deal with. There are some home remedies that you can pursue. However, for the most stubborn cases there’s one tried and tested solution that will deal with the solution permanently. Electrolysis for ingrown hair is just one of the services provided at Electrolysis by Alison.

The Best Treatment for Ingrown Hair
is Over 100 Years Old

Did you know? If it weren’t for a few particularly irritating ingrown hairs, we might not have electrolysis today. A 19th century ophthalmologist called Charles Michel was treating a patient suffering from ingrown eyelashes. Ouch! He innovated using a direct current battery-powered needle epilator to disable hair follicles. His treatment caused the offending eyelashes to drop out and not grow back. Once Dr. Michel had established it worked well on eyelashes, he experimented on eyebrows with positive results. The treatment became much more popular in the latter half of the 20th century and this century. However it’s now mainly used for cosmetic reasons instead of relief for stubborn ingrown hairs. Not that we’re complaining.

At Electrolysis by Alison we’re happy to assist people in achieving their beauty goals in any form. Whether sculpting eyebrows, fixing a bikini line, or removing sore and swollen ingrown hairs, we take pride in our work.

Removing Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs and razor bumps are also known as pseudofolliculitis. Hair that curls back or grows sideways can enter the skin and cause inflammation. The skin reacts like the hair is a foreign body, and gets inflamed and irritated. If badly handled, ingrown hairs can cause skin conditions such as permanent scarring and hyperpigmentation (skin darkening). Even bacterial infection can be caused by aggravated scratching. The number one rule of ingrown hairs is not to squeeze the pimples they cause. That can spread infection.

There are a few home remedies that can be attempted to relieve the swelling and irritation of ingrown hairs and razor bumps. One strategy is to regularly exfoliate. Gently scrub the afflicted area twice a day with an exfoliating product. This can remove dead skin cells, oil, and dirt that are trapping the ingrown hair. It may also nudge the ingrown hair physically out of your skin. Another option is to apply a warm compress to the area for several minutes. This will soften both the skin and the hair and bring it closer to the surface. After time, you are likely to be able to actually see the hair. Under no circumstances should you try and pull the hair out with tweezers. Yanking the hair can encourage the pore to close. This can create inflammation, spread infection, and make the problem much worse.

Ingrown Hair:
Causes, Treatment, Prevention

How to prevent ingrown hairs? To understand that, you need to know how they appear in the first place. The most common causes are hair removal methods: shaving, waxing, and tweezing. Anything that removes hair unevenly and creates a sharp hair tip can create a problem. Because of its shape, curly hair is especially prone to causing ingrown hairs. If you are shaving to remove curly hair, be very sure to use a sharp razor. Blunt razors require pressing harder against the skin, which is likelier to create ingrown hairs. Waxing often snaps hair instead of pulling it out by the root. This snapped hair that grows back under the skin can often go awry. It can be very embarrassing and uncomfortable when hair removal causes problems in sensitive or personal areas like the underarm, thighs, or pubic area. But you don’t need to suffer in silence.

Best Treatment
for Ingrown Hair

Ingrown hair growth can be extremely uncomfortable and more unsightly than the hair you were trying to remove. While there are home remedies for mild cases, the best solution has been around for over a century. Electrolysis offers a permanent solution to the issues of and surrounding ingrown hairs. Electrolysis by Alison’s lightning-quick thermolysis technique will zap rogue follicles and make their wayward hairs fall out. Better yet, they won’t grow back. That makes it less likely that your next hair removal session will cause another ingrown hair situation. Electrolysis is quick and almost painless. It comes with no long-term side effects, merely a slight redness that will subside in a couple of hours. It’s also notable as the only hair removal treatment recognized by the FDA as a permanent solution to unwanted hair. Laser hair removal, it is worth mentioning, is not. Why not put an end to the ingrown hair problem permanently? Regular hair removal makes it more and more likely that the hair will grow back coarse, curly, and ingrown. Electrolysis can remove the hair from your leg, underarm, or stomach. No more shaving, waxing, or tweezing, no razor bumps, cuts, or bleeding. Just beautiful smooth skin and satisfaction.

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