How to get rid of Ingrown Hair, Razor Bumps, Shaving bumps, Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, & Folliculitis

Ingrown hair is caused when hair gets trapped inside the follicle or re-grows into the skin. This often occurs in shaved areas since the hair edge is sharper and can more easily penetrate the skin. Common affected areas include the bikini (bikini bumps), legs, and underarm (for women) and the neck and face (beard) in men.

Pseudofolliculitis barbae - commonly called razor bumps or shave or shaving bumps - is one possible result of ingrown hair. This condition often involves inflammation of the hair follicle that causes firm reddish or dark bumps on the skin and is much more common in people with curly hair (which is why razor bumps are frequent in men and women with black skin). Repeated shaving of these bumps may lead to irritation and pustules similar to acne and may lead to permanent scarring or keloid formation.

Whether called ingrown hair, razor bumps, shaving bumps, city folliculitis, or folliculitis, these conditions are related to each other, and treatable with electrolysis. In fact, electrolysis might be the only method that can permanently treat them. We invite you to make an appointment for a free confidential consultation, during which you will also be able to get a free patch test, learn more about electrolysis, and about us.  Browse the rest of our site to learn more and call us to find a convenient time to meet.