Pseudofolliculitis or razor bumps is a common condition of the beard area that can occur with all skin types but especially on darker skin and people with curly hair. The problem results when highly curved hairs grow back into the skin causing inflammation and a foreign body reaction. Over time, this can cause keloidal scarring which looks like hard bumps of the beard area and neck.
By destroying the ingrown hair under the skin with a laser, the pimples and bumps disappear. The skin discoloration and skin texture can dramatically improve as well from a program of these treatments. Laser treatment of ingrown hair produces long lasting results because the hair follicles that produce these hairs are damaged and destroyed, preventing the reappearance of this condition. So all skin types can receive safe and effective laser treatments!
Ingrown hairs, razor bumps, shaving bumps, and hair bumps are all common terms for folliculitis. It occurs when individual hair follicles become inflamed, sometimes forming small pustules. It may cause mild pain or itching, and sometimes discoloration. It occurs most often on the scalp, neck, and beard area.
Here at Aesthetic Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery center, we offer several treatment options, such as antibiotic cream and in some cases laser surgery. We recommend using The Janelle Shaving System, which offers everything necessary to maintain your skin when shaving.