Shaving Bumps known medically as ‘Pseudofolliculitis Barbae” or “PFB”, are the painful, red, irritated bumps many men and women experience from shaving certain areas of the body. Laser treatments can greatly reduce this painful condition. See also Laser Hair Removal.
How Does It Work?
Laser light is absorbed by pigment in actively growing hair, damaging the hair follicle and thus, hair regrowth is impeded, reducing and eliminating the bumps caused by ingrown hairs.
Is It Successful?
The average patient sees at least a 75% short-term reduction of shaving bumps within two weeks after just one or two treatments. One or two annual touchup treatments may be required after completing the initial treatment series.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Long-term improvement is seen after completing a series of four to six treatments. Treatments are spaced approximately 4-12 weeks apart, based on hair growth cycles.
What Kind Of Preparation Do I Need?
Do not shave the area to be treated for two weeks prior to treatment. You may closely clip the area during this time. The morning of your treatment, gently shave the area to be treated.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
Hair loss and reduction of inflammation will be most evident ten days to two weeks after treatment. After your treatment you may expect a mild sunburn sensation that typically lasts 2-3 hours and redness and swelling that may last one day.
What Types of Skin Can Be Treated?
We can treat all skin types.