One of the most common reasons men seek laser hair removal is for a condition known as Pseudofolliculitis. If you’ve ever suffered from this condition, you know how uncomfortable and bothersome this can be. Pseudofilliculitis is an unpleasant ailment typically affecting men’s beards, women’s bikini’s and or other delicate areas. If you suffer from chronic razor burn, barber’s itch, razor bumps then laser hair removal is your answer to smoother, softer, hair free skin without all these side effects associated with shaving, waxing or tweezing. Pseudofolliculitis Barbae are hairs that after being shaved, begins to grow back slowly and Curly hairs or coarse hairs tends to curl into the skin instead of straight out the follicle, leading to an inflammation reaction. PFB can make the skin look itchy and red, and in some cases, it can even look like pimples. These inflamed papules or pustules can form especially if the area becomes infected. The pseudofolliculitis can be further classified as either extrafollicular or transfollicular. Extrafollicular hair is hair that has grow outside the skin and then re-entered through the follicle. Transfollicular, or ingrown hairs never exit the skin, but coils inside the follicle instead.
Pseudofolliculitis should not be confused with razor burn. Although they are similar conditions, razor burn is characterized by milder redness. Razor burn is also considered a transient condition, whereas pseudofolliculitis is recurring.
Laser hair removal is an effective treatment for pseudofolliculitis because it removes hair permanently from its origin therefore negating the need for continued shaving and without shaving no ingrown hairs can occur making laser hair removal an effective treatment on areas prone to the condition, such as men’s beard area and women’s bikini lines.