Pseudofolliculitis barbae is the technical term for ingrown hair. Worsened by waxing, plucking and shaving, it is a common condition that can result in unsightly bumps and discolourations of the skin. Conditions may range from very minor to severe. In severe cases, the skin may be covered in larger inflamed bumps that can resemble a breakout of acne. It can also lead to hyperpigmentation.
Ingrown hair is caused by strands that cannot break through the surface of the skin while growing, or curl around so that they grow back into the skin. Sensitive areas, such as the face, may be more prone to pseudofolliculitis barbae, but basically any part of the body in which hair is shaved or plucked can be affected.
So, what can you do to get rid of those Sasquatch legs that won’t leave ingrown hairs in its path?
Laser hair removal is an effective way to reduce and eliminate hair on the body. In a single session, the follicles of hair in its growth stage are targeted and destroyed to prevent future growth. Because strands of hair in a single area grow at different times, more than one session is typically required to eliminate all in a single area. Plus, laser hair removal can get rid of ingrown hair, too.
Contact a medical professional for more information regarding laser hair removal.