Will my ingrown hair be completely gone after laser hair removal? (Photo)
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The lasers target the melanin (pigment) in your hair follicle, however some people may get an ingrown hair here and there as a result of such treatments. Sometimes you will need to "help" the ingrown hair break through the skin in order to remove it. The good news is that each laser hair removal treatment generally affects 10-15% of the active hair follicles so after each treatment you should fewer and fewer active hair follicles that can potentially produce hair / ingrown hairs. A good technician with the proper laser wavelength and settings should take good care of you in 7-10 treatments. Spacing between treatments is also key: 4-6 weeks on the face/neck and 6-8 weeks on the rest of the body. Best of luck, Doc Halliday
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