Ingrown hairs, also referred to as razor bumps, are hair follicles that do not break out of the skin and cause a reddish bump. These are unsightly and many people have found it difficult to get rid of this ingrown hair. There are ways to get to remove them, hailing back from the most old-fashioned method to the latest in high technology.
The old fashion way of getting rid of ingrown hairs is to tweeze it out. This is not a simple procedure the are first has to be subjected to a heat compress to enable the pour which contains the hair follicles to open up. When it does, the hair can be pulled out by means of using a pair of tweezers. Often times, the skin pore fails to open and it is a common occurrence that the person, in their desire to get rid of the ingrown hair will scratch, poke and find a way to force the pore, damaging the skin tissue just to get rid of the ingrown hair.
The next method usually applied is shaving. Shaving is the most popular way to get rid of excess hair that covers large areas. Though not specifically targeted for ingrown hair removal, shaving will open the pore that contains the ingrown hair follicle by cutting it open with the blade. The pain caused by it is negligible but the damage caused is nearly irreparable for once a pore has been opened this way it will nearly be impossible to restore it to its former small size. The ingrown hair does expose will grow at it’s own pace and then only by means of another shaving session may it be taking out.
This is what is known as laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is a costly clinical procedure where in the area to be treated will be subjected to the light laser beam to remove the hair. After such treatments the skin may turn reddish and more sessions may be required depending upon the severity of the problem.
Further developments have created a hand held device that emits the same kin d of laser light used by dermatological clinics. This device has lowered and evenly distributed the laser beam through a line. The beam radiates in soft pulses to safely and painlessly remove ingrown and unwanted hairs. This device may be used to eliminate hair from any part of the body and is for home use. The Silk’n SensEpil hair removal home device is fast gaining popularity as one of the most effective and efficient ways to get rid of unwanted hair.