Laser Hair Removal to Eliminate Ingrown Hair

Ingrown hairs are unfortunately a topic that not many people enjoy discussing. You may be wondering how they even form in the first place. Once you have them, what is the best way to get rid of them?

When ingrown hairs pop up, you’ll likely want to take care of them as soon as possible both for pain management and appearance purposes. Fortunately, laser hair removal techniques can help remove ingrown hairs quickly and effectively.


What Is an Ingrown Hair?

An ingrown hair is a hair follicle that’s unable to pierce through the skin. Right above the hair follicle, dead skin, oils, and dirt accumulate and clog the area, trapping the hair.

An ingrown hair is when a normal hair grows beneath the skin instead of outwards. When the sideways-growing hair can’t continue growing, it causes some unfortunate consequences.

According to Dermatologists, people with coarse or curly hair are prone to developing ingrown hairs. An ingrown hair occurs when a strand of hair becomes trapped in the skin before it exits the follicle or after it has left the follicle and starts growing back into the skin.

How Do I Know If I Have Ingrown Hair?

If you have scabies, generally you’ll see one or more small red bumps on your skin that resemble pimples. The bumps might also be larger and look like sores or boils. Additionally, the skin in that area may itch severely or be sensitive to touch and uncomfortable.

Anywhere on the body can have ingrown hairs because our bodies are covered in hair, but shaved areas tend to be more prone. This is at least partially due to the fact that these regions often have more short, curly and/or coarse hairs.

Ingrown hairs typically occur on the face, neck, armpits, back and chest or in the pubic region.

Why Is It So Important to Remove Them?

There are several reasons why you should remove ingrown hairs, one of which is infection. Ingrown hair can puncture the skin, causing damage to both the surface and below. If left untreated, they can become infected and lead to further health and skin problems.

Ingrown hairs can cause skin problems like scars and discoloration if you don’t remove them. If you want to maintain healthy looking skin, it is crucial that you get rid of any ingrown hairs. Otherwise, your skin’s appearance could be affected permanently.

Additional Medical Issues

Some research indicates that having ingrown hairs could result in more severe problems like a pilonidal cyst.

Pilonidal cysts are most likely to occur near the tailbone and contain dead skin cells and hair. These types of cysts can be painful and draining, both physically and emotionally. They often require surgical removal as ingrown hairs do not have the same effect.

Fortunately, there are many effective methods to treat and remove ingrown hairs. Some of the most popular options include laser hair removal, chemical peels, antibiotics, and home remedies like applying oatmeal or tea tree oil.

Considerations for Men vs. Women

Not only do both men and women get ingrown hairs, but where these pesky little razor bumps tend to crop up also depends on your gender. Here’s how sexes differ when it comes to those telltale red dots.


More facial hair is typically due to hormones in the body for men. In order to avoid ingrown hairs, shaving and trimming facial hair is necessary. 

Though it may seem like the only option, keeping facial hair short isn’t the lone answer. Growing out a beard or mustache can sometimes cause just as many problems with uncooperative hairs..

Men who shave their chest and back need to be vigilant in order to avoid ingrown hairs.


Though it’s less likely, ingrown hair can affect anyone- even women. Most often, women see them on their legs, underarms, and pubic regions.

For both men and women, it is important to check the shaved area thoroughly for redness, bumps or any sensitive spots a few minutes after shaving. It is also crucial to keep the area clean and exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin.

Ask anyone who’s had an ingrown hair: they’re terrible. And while waxing may remove hairs, it doesn’t keep them from growing back and causing more irritation. That’s where laser hair removal comes in by reducing the growth of treated areas, we can stop future pain or scarring.

Why Laser Hair Removal is the Best Way to Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs

Laser hair removal is the most efficient and only real effective method for getting rid of ingrown hairs quickly. 

This is because laser hair removal goes straight to the source of the problem: the root or hair follicle. The laser hits the follicle directly, burning away its ability to produce a new hair.

Once the follicle can’t produce hair anymore, an affected area will begin to mend. It’s crucial to keep in mind that ingrown hairs aren’t only problematic because they cause irritable one-time productions of hair that pierce back into your skin. 

The real issue is that the hair keeps growing back and getting stuck underneath the dermis each time.

Similar to how you uproot a weed, laser hair removal halts the growth of hair follicles, both presently and in the future. 

Not only does this spare you from further discomfort and skin damage, but it also decreases your risk for infection.

Unlike other hair removal methods, laser hair removal can target multiple areas of the body at once. 

All that’s needed for the treatment to work is a clear line of sight from the device to the root of each individual strand.

Doctor's Orders

  • If you’re suffering from ingrown hairs, it’s best to speak with a trusted physician or dermatologist. They can help determine the best course of treatment based on your individual needs and provide additional guidance on how to prevent future outbreaks.

  • Whether you decide to undergo laser hair removal or another treatment method, taking care of your body is crucial.

How Much Does it Cost?

The cost of laser hair removal varies depending on your individual needs and the size and location of the area being treated. Typically, treatments will range from $100 to $500 per session with an average treatment plan lasting between 4-8 sessions. Many clinics offer payment plans or financing options to help make this type of procedure more affordable.

Does Laser treatment Hurt?

While some people experience a stinging sensation during treatment, most people report that the discomfort is mild and easily tolerable. In the rare cases where pain is more severe, your doctor will likely be able to work with you to adjust laser settings accordingly.

How Long Does Results Last?

The results of laser treatment vary depending on a variety of factors including the thickness, color and location of your hair. Typically, studies show that treated areas maintain permanent hair loss for between 6 months to 2 years after treatment.

However, it’s important to note that some hairs may grow back over time as they normally would even without undergoing treatment.

what are the side effects of laser hair removal?

While most people experience positive results from laser hair removal, there are some potential side effects to be aware of. These include skin irritation and redness, blistering or scarring of the area being treated, and changes in pigmentation of your skin.

In order to minimize your risk for these side effects, it is important to speak with a trusted medical professional who can help determine whether laser hair removal is the right choice for you and guide you through the treatment process.

Am I A Good Candidate For laser treatment?

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal is to speak with a medical professional. They will be able to assess your individual needs and help you decide whether this treatment option is right for you based on factors such as the thickness, color, and location of your hair.

Meet Our TEAM

Our team of passionate experts are here to help you along the way, and to answer any questions you might have. At Rejuuv, your comfort and satisfaction are our priority. We love to listen to your needs, and together we can find the perfect natural solution.

Dr. Shawn Seit

Aesthetic Physician

Dr. Shawn Seit is one of the top cosmetic physicians and educators in Canada over the last 18 years. He is the creator and Medical Director of Rejuuv Medi Spa Clinics in Canada . He is a graduate of University of Toronto Medical school and has trained with the top two plastic surgeons in Canada, Dr Steve Mulholland and Dr Arthur Swift and travelled to London, Paris , Monaco, Prague , Korea and Switzerland to further his training with some of the top cosmetic physicians and lecturers in the world. He believes in creating beautiful and natural looking results for all his clients which include models , actors and singers in the entertainment industry in Hollywood, Canada, Hong Kong and China. His passion and love for his work comes from the reward of seeing all the positive effects of confidence, happiness and inner growth of his patients.



Aesthetic Nurse

Evelyn is a registered nurse who started her career at Hospital for Sick Kids.

Evelyn’s love for art and design; joy of connecting with others; and desire to make a difference caused her to gravitate toward aesthetic medicine where she can truly help people gain confidence in themselves. 

Evelyn’s belief in embracing one’s uniqueness and enhancing their features as naturally as possible has made her one of the most sought after injectors and rejuvenation experts. She has completed intensive mentorship under the tutelage of Dr. Shawn Seit, and has also trained in Korea, LA, NYC, and Miami.

Evelyn’s speciality is using a combination of advanced minimally invasive non-surgical interventions to rejuvenate and create one’s most youthful natural beautiful self.


Aesthetic Nurse

Tina graduated from Dalhousie University with a Nursing degree and holds a licence with the CNO (College of Nurses of Ontario). She also obtained her Botox and Dermal Filler certification in 2017. Tina joined Rejuuv Medi Spa in 2018, trained professionally under the mentorship of Dr. Shawn Seit. She possesses an expertise understanding and knowledge of laser treatments and skin management. With her kind, gentle and detail-oriented personality, her patients can expect to receive the utmost care with optimal results. Her dedication and passion for patient care is truly exceptional.  


Aesthetic Nurse

Helen graduated as a Registered Practical Nurse from George Brown College in 2014, and has been with Rejuuv Medi Spa since 2017.It is where she began dabbling into the world of laser treatments, learning and perfecting its art forms and techniques, and has fallen in love with it since. She is passionate about learning and is always at the forefront of the latest techniques of laser and light technology.Helen is fully trained and certified in our most advanced technologies and treatments. Her goal is to make every patient look and feel their best. 


Aesthetic Nurse

Michelle is a registered practical Nurse and has been with Rejuuv Medi Spa since 2017. She has completed an extensive training from Dr. Shawn Seit for aesthetic injections, facial rejuvenation and body contouring treatments.

Michelle has also been a nurse at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre since 2012. Michelle loves to travel. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys travelling, fine cuisine and fashion. 


Aesthetic Nurse

Serena is a RN and graduated from Queen’s University with a bachelor of science in nursing. She is currently a member of the college of nurses of Ontario, the RNAO and ISPAN. With over 5 years of experience in aesthetics and plastic surgery, Serena prides herself in her artistic natural approach and her eye for details. She is truly passionate and invested in her career as an aesthetic nurse. Through aesthetics, her goal is to help her patients radiate their inner confidence.


Aesthetic Nurse

Gisela graduated with a Practical Nursing diploma from Centennial College. She enrolled herself in the Medical Aesthetic course at the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine to begin her journey to become a cosmetic nurse. She has successfully completed in-depth training in laser and light therapy, radiofrequency, body contour, and PRP. When she is not working, she can be found spending time with her family or experiencing different cultures through traveling. Gisela believes that everyone deserves to look and feel their best with naturally beautiful results. She looks forward to assisting you in creating a plan to reach and maintain your beauty goals.

Maggie C

Medical Esthetician

has over 20 years experience in the esthetics industry. She was an esthetician in Hong Kong and completed her esthetics training and makeup artistry after she moved to Toronto. She has been part of the Rejuuv team since Rejuuv opened its doors to clients. Maggie specializes in Silk Peel, PicoSure, Ultherapy, Thermage and Vanquish treatments.

Maggie L

Medical Esthetician

Maggie is a Medical Esthetician at Rejuuv Medi Spa with over 5 years of experience, specializing in Facials and aromatherapy. She had extensive training in Korea and holds the title of Vice President of SISA Association (Seoul International Semi- permanent Cosmetics Association), where she was presented with “Most Outstanding Achievement Award” 2017 K INT’L BEAUTY OLYMPIC.

Her passion lies in skincare and aesthetics and it shows. She is compassionate, detail oriented and meticulous. She consistently provides her patients with that flawless, radiant glowing skin. When she isn’t at work, she spends time with her two poodles.



Medical Esthetician

Louisa is a highly trained Medical Aesthetician with over 4 years of experience at Rejuuv Medi Spa. She is Certified in advanced laser and light technologies, facials and body contouring, enabling her to provide clients with effective and desirable results. With over 13 years of customer service experience, Louisa’s #1 priority is ensuring patient satisfaction. She is also a well-known Toronto based Makeup Artist specializing in weddings and events.


Medical Esthetician

Phoebe graduated from the media production program and produced a medi beauty Tv show, starring Dr. Shawn Seit in 2012. She was inspired by Dr. Seit and pursued her skin care certification in Canada, US and Korea. She opened her own beauty business in 2015. 

In 2018 she joined Rejuuv Medi Spa and completed her medical esthetician training. She specializes in skin care analysis, medical facial treatments and body contouring. 


Medical Esthetician

Windy is an image and fashion consultant from Taiwan and a trained professional in esthetics and beauty. She serves as a consultant and one of the panel judges in various beauty competition and talent shows in Toronto Asian Communities. Windy has a reputation for being compassionate and detail oriented. Our clients are her number one priority and nothing is more important to her than helping them look and feel their best.


Medical Esthetician

Ada has been in the medical field for over 20 years and enjoys helping her clients achieve their health and beauty goals. Her passion and dedication for patient care is truly exceptional.  In her spare time she likes to stay active by hiking and playing table tennis. 


Medical Esthetician

Marcela is a trusted Medical Esthetician with 20 years of experience in the skincare industry. She is passionate about building long-lasting relationships and focusing on creating a tailored skin-care regimen plan to maximize results and make clients look & feel their best. Her holistic approach to beauty, combined with her warm & inviting personality ensures that clients feel comfortable, during treatments. Marcela is certified in the latest non-invasive tools, cutting-edge skin-care treatments, anti-aging procedures, and is always up-to-date with the latest industry technologies.  Marcela’s mission is to ensure 100% client satisfaction, with safe & desired results.


Beauty Consultant

Christine graduated from Peking University with a MD-PhD in Dermatology. She holds over 7 years of experience working in various hospital settings in Beijing, China. It is her passion to educate and advise patients with genuineness and authenticity, to help create the perfect skin treatment plan most suited for them.


Beauty Consultant

Dilys is a beauty consultant at Rejuuv Medi Spa. From a Rejuuv patient to a  Beauty Consultant, no one understands better than her what is expected during any skin treatment. Dilys loves to travel and enjoys music festivals.


Beauty Consultant

Elsa has been a beauty consultant and patient coordinator at RejuuvMedi Spa since 2017. She has extensive knowledge in esthetics and will spend time assessing your needs at  your consultation while creating a customized treatment plan that is best for you. 

Elsa will go above and beyond for our patients, her warmth and compassionate personality will ensure that your experience at Rejuuv Medi Spa is exceptional. Patient care is our top priority and Elsa will provide you with exceptional care and attention.


Beauty Consultant

Graduated from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Design – formerly worked and trained as an architect, she recently made the exciting shift into the field of Medical Aesthetics. By bridging her background of fine arts and design, and a keen eye for aesthetics with an extensive knowledge of medical cosmetics. She aims to provide the highest quality care and personal attention in collaboration with you to achieve your most desirable self.

Outside of work, Jenny enjoys travelling and boxing.



Beauty Consultant

Teliss is a beauty consultant at Rejuuv Medi Spa. She has been in the aesthetic industry for over 4 years. She will welcome you at the front desk or by phone with a smile. Teliss is extremely helpful in answering any questions you may have. She is passionate about creating customized treatment plans to help make every patient look and feel their best..

Tina. Z

Customer Service

With more than three years of  customer service experience Tina provides service with passion and patience.  Her pursuit of beauty is endless, she  is always aware of the latest technology in the field of medical beauty with a deep understanding and a keen insight of the current trend. She is always ready to help and answer any of your questions with a big smile.


Sales Manager

Selma is the Sales Manager at Rejuuv Medi Spa. Graduated from York University, majoring in ITEC and specializing in Marketing. She has over 12 years of experience in sales and management. Prior to joining Rejuuv Medi Spa she worked for one of Toronto’s prestigious plastic surgeons.  She is a versatile professional who possesses a strong acumen for business and human behavior. Highly adapted towards organizational and societal needs, combined with robust methodological skills to analyze, design, customize, implement, and manage every aspect of the business. Selma’s warmth and endearing personality will ensure that your experience at Rejuuv Medi Spa is exceptional.



Office Manager

Tiffany  is the office manager at Rejuuv Medi Spa. After graduating from the Hospitality Management program specializing in Spa Management and Accounting in Toronto, she immediately found her passion in the health and beauty industry and started her journey at a luxury spa resort in Alberta. Tiffany returned to Toronto to complete her certification in Makeup Artistry and joined the Rejuuv team. Tiffany has been with Rejuuv for two years and she is loving every moment of it!