Pseudo folliculitis barbae is often referred to as ‘razor bumps’ or ‘shave bumps’ or ingrown hairs.
This is a common skin condition that develops as a result of the removal of facial/neck hair, usually by shaving. It occurs when the hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin and is more common in people who have coarse or curly hair.
This condition can be very distressing for affected people as it can cause hyperpigmentation, secondary bacterial infection, scarring and keloid formation.
Whilst this can be more common on the face and neck, this condition can occur in any hairy area, such as underarm, pubic area and legs.
Laser hair removal is an effective way of treating pseudo folliculitis because it removes hair permanently from its root, so without any grow back, ingrown hairs cannot form.
Several treatments will be necessary to achieve good results but laser hair removal is particularly effective at treating areas prone to the condition, such as men’s beard area and women’s bikini lines.
To find out more, book a free consultation and patch with Complete Lasercare.
All our treatments are performed by qualified nurses who have specialised in laser hair removal.
This article was written by Jane Keena of Complete LaserCare.
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and worked as a senior nurse in the NHS until 2001.
She left to pursue a career in laser hair removal, initially working for Boots the Chemist where she was appointed laser protection supervisor and gained a BTEC award in Laser and Intense Light Hair removal in March 2001.