Pseudofolliculitis barbae, commonly referred to as “razor bumps” is an inflammatory reaction that can affect any individual who has curly hair and who shaves. Small, itchy, sometimes painful bumps grow on the skin after shaving, when hair strands curl back on themselves and grow into the skin. Razor bumps cause irritation, and scarring. This condition is particularly problematic to African-Americans.
The best way to treat razor bumps is to stop shaving. Razor bumps will typically go away if shaving is stopped. Hair removal products (depilatories) can be used instead of shaving. But these products can irritate the skin and should be used only once or twice a week. You can also prevent irritation from shaving by having beard hair removed permanently with laser treatments or electrolysis.
If these solutions are not possible, there are steps that Unique Dermatology can help you take to find some relief, including products developed by Dr. Milton Moore, who battled a severe case of razor bumps himself before creating the products. Dr. Moore will evaluate your case and recommend a complete, unique solution to help rid you of troublesome razor bumps.