IPL is one of the most effective ways of treating ingrown hairs because it not only removes the source of the condition but also helps alleviate some of the scarring left behind.
Here is how it compares:
Waxing gives temporary removal and can thin the hair. Thinning the hair may result in more ingrown as the hair becomes too soft to break through the skin. It is not recommended to wax male facial hair due to risk of infection.
Provides temporary relief and can be time consuming. Picking out ingrown can leave scarring and infections.
Often the cause of the condition and can cause major irritation over bumps.
Clears the skin making of dead skin but does not remove the source of the problem or provide major benefit.
So now that you have the details, let us help you get rid of stubborn ingrown hairs and start clearing your skin with IPL Hair Removal. We guarantee you will be amazed with the results after just one treatment!
We are happy to add a new product to our online skincare store- Glo Therapeutics Clear Skin Body Spray.
This body acne spray visibly treats breakouts and congestion on the body by targeting acne-causing bacteria.
Synergistic ingredients balance excess oil, protect the skin’s moisture barrier and help clear skin.
HOW DOES THIS PRODUCT WORK? Disodium EDTA helps bind free radicals and impurities. Sodium Chlorite breaks apart sebum and bacteria while preventing regrowth of bacteria for extended periods of time. Salicylic Acid stimulates exfoliation in the skin, clearing pores and promoting new cell growth. Salicylic acid also reduces inflammation and smooths your skin’s surface. Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Oil acts as an antibacterial and antioxidant ingredient to help prevent future body breakouts.
Ideal for use on the back and chest. Available for pick up or delivery.
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The most common question we hear from our male skin care clients are regarding the ingrown hairs in their lower face/neck region. What causes them? How can I get rid of them? In this post we’ll answer your questions, and bring you tips for treating, and preventing ingrown hairs.
WHAT CAUSES INGROWN HAIRS?
Ingrown hairs are caused by trapped hairs in the hair follicle that have become weakened, diverted, or blocked during the hair growth cycle. The trapped hair continues to grow within the follicle causing painful pressure and inflammation of the follicles.
The inflamed follicles often become infected causing painful discomfort; they can also leave your skin scarred for months, and be harmful to your health.
As with any infection, if left untreated, it can spread to other areas of the system via the circulatory system. In severe cases a trip to the doctor for drainage, and a course of antibiotics, may be required.
Using a dull or low quality razor contributes to this condition by increasing the need to apply unnecessary pressure in order to achieve a clean shave. The excess pressure causes the blades to scrape along the skin and opening of the hair follicle, creating micro-tears.
Your skin reacts to this trauma by forming new cells at the site of injury which can cause hyperkeratosis, an overgrowth of skin surrounding the follicle, or blockage of the follicle opening.
Ingrown hairs will typically occur in areas of the body with a high concentration of dense coarse and/or curly hair, such as the beard, neck, back, or chest. Areas where the skin is under pressure or friction due to clothing or creases in the skin are also susceptible. When your hair attempts to break through the surface of the skin, it is pressure back into your skin, thus causing the ingrown hair to form.
Men with darker skin tones can develop a condition called psuedofolliculitis, another form of ingrown hairs. This is due to the texture of the hair being thicker, stronger, and tightly curled.
HOW CAN I GET RID OF MY INGROWN HAIRS?
Tips for Preventing Ingrown Hairs
Replace your razor continuously. If it’s not doing the job in a couple swipes then it is time to say goodbye!
Gently exfoliate before shaving. Start with a good exfoliation using mild AHA/BHA or enzyme based cleanser. This will gently loosen dead surface cells without the vigorous scrubbing of skin scrubs, giving you a smooth skin to glide your razor. The Daily Polishing Cleanser by Glo offers you a micro exfoliation along with the benefits of BHA- Salicylic Acid.
Prep the hair for shaving. Press a damp-hot towel into your skin after exfoliating. This will help soften the hair and open the follicles making it easier to cut through the hair.
Use a good quality barrier to protect your skin during the shave. Choose a shaving agent that contains less fragrance and ingredients that benefit your skin during the shave. Highly fragranced products can irritate the skin and cause unnecessary sensitivity. Shaving oils are a great addition to your shave regime.
Seal the skin after shaving. Following a good shave your skin is left exposed and sensitized. Using a mask or protective aftershave will give your skin a protective barrier against the elements. Try the Cucumber Recovery Mask by Glo for a lightweight protection and refreshing hydration.
Tips for Treating Ingrown Hairs
Permanent removal. For permanent treatment of this condition laser/IPL hair removal will do the trick. This process permanently reduces the amount of hair that grows in the area treated and with the right process you can also reduce scarring and inflammation. It can be performed over the entire area, targeted areas, or along your beard line for a crisp outline. Book your hair removal service with our laser/IPL expert.
Chemical Peel. Chemicals peels are a great way to dissolve the follicle blocking layers from the skin and reveal fresh undamaged layers. They also help push the trapped hair in the follicle and debris to the surface. A Grape Enzyme Peel is the go-to when treating ingrown hair and psuedofolliculitis.
Extraction of the hair . Unless the tip of the hair is visible, extraction should be performed by skin care pro. This will ensure that the hair is safely and effectively removed, with less discomfort and risk of scarring. This treatment is normally performed during a facial treatment and is the focus of the dermica MAN facial treatment.
Topical Tretinoin (Retin A) and Retinol (Vit A) derivatives . This medicinal ingredient decreases the overgrowth of skin surrounding the follicle and diminishes scarring. The Tretinol .05% by Glo is excellent treating affected areas at home. It can be incorporated into any homecare routine and is has many other benefits to the skin.
Battling Back Acne?
Back acne, aka ‘Bacne’ can be a sensitive subject to approach when searching for the answers and solutions for this condition. This condition can be caused by several factors but seems to be more prevalent in physically active people.
All of our Skin Care treatments are designed to meet your skin’s specific needs. Back care products are selected based on your expressed skin concerns in consultation with our skin specialist.
Dérmica features 2 types of Back Acne treatments to help clear this condition:
Our BACK ACID PEEL Tx is a Professional AHA/BHA Chemical Peel designed to balance the skin’s pH, lift scarring, and help prevent future breakouts. These treatments are ideal for problematic acne prone skin.
Our dérmica BACK Treatment is a 75-minute treatment begins with a deep pore cleanse followed by exfoliation to remove build up and dead skin on your back. A relaxing steam session warms and softens the skin in preparation for manual extractions. Your back is then massaged with nutrients through a custom mask application. Moisture care is applied. Ideal for all skin types. Ideal for all skin types, it’s meant to maintain skin balance, clear infected blemishes, and of course, to pamper ;)
WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?
A chemical peel is a medical esthetic procedure designed to safely remove the outer layers of the skin through the application of organic acids derived from various natural sources. This process brings fresh new cells to the surface of the skin giving it a healthy, smooth and even appearance.
Curious about chemical peels? Click here to learn more.
Besides maintaining proper skin care through professional care, there are other factors we recommend:
Stay on top of your diet
Remember that anything ingested by the body effects on major organs, and with your skin being the largest and most visible of all, it is the window into your internal health.
Consistently wash your bed sheets
Especially if you eat in bed, it is important to wash your sheets approximately once a week. You may sweat during your sleep that attracts bacteria.
Shower after physical activity
When you sweat during a workout, your pores become enlarged thereby opening up to bacteria. Close your pores by taking a quick refreshing shower.
Book a consultation with our skin health experts and begin your journey to clear and healthy skin. We will help you develop a skin health plan that is right for you!
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OK OK… we can understand why some men are still hesitant to wax. That is why we are here to help you prepare for your appointment, as well as provide some facts about men’s waxing.
Results last longer than shaving
Hair grows back thinner and less-apparent each time you wax
Shows details of chest and back musculature
Helps with body odour by removing sweat-producing hair
Removes dead skin cells making your skin feel smooth
Male Waxing Demographics- Who waxes?
Professional men in business attire, such as lawyers, bankers, government officials, businessmen, etc. Waxing removes body hair that may interact with textiles in their clothes. This friction creates heat and sweat production. Men who wax go trough their day confident in the way they smell.
Men who value fitness, like athletes, swimmers, bodybuilders, and men who simply enjoy the gym. By removing body hair that hides muscle definition, men can show off their hard work down to the finest detail.
Men with active sex lives. We can’t speak for all women, but we feel safe in saying that back hair is not sexy. Men who wax look well-groomed and refined.
Forward-thinking men who recognize a clean appearance can improve their prowess in their social and business lives.
Not only does waxing improve your confidence by giving you a clean and sophisticated look, you can feel secure about the way you smell throughout the day. Results are long lasting. Come for a visit at Dérmica.