What Is an Ingrown Hair?

Ingrown hairs are a common skin concern that occurs when a hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin. When the hair penetrates the skin, the body reacts treating it like an infection, causing inflammation that can resemble acne and appearance.

They commonly occur when hairs are cut too close during shaving, causes a sharpen hair to lodge into the skin. Waxing or blocked pores may also cause ingrown hairs. People with curly hair and beards seem to be the most likely to develop these. Fortunately, ingrown hairs can be easily extracted. See our treatment video for more information.