With hair removal methods that pluck the hair out such as waxing, tweezing or threading trauma is caused at the base of the hair, with the elasticity of the skin the root is pulled towards the skin surface and when the hair breaks away the root snaps back and doesn’t always return to the same position so when the hair starts its next cycle it is trying to grow in the wrong direction.
It is this distortion on the base of the hair follicle that leads to ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs can cause problems to the skin, hyperpigmentation and infections. Clients that have keloids must be very careful with ingrown hairs. The best option is to remove them permanently with Electrolysis. When the hair follicle is very distorted, we can choose different modalities to obtain a successful outcome.