Pseudo-folliculitis, commonly known as shaving bumps, is an inflammatory condition, widespread among people with thick curly hair. As the hair grows out of the skin, it curls and re-enters the skin. The skin reacts to it as a foreign object and becomes inflamed and irritated, creating bumps and discoloration. Often hairs start curling even before growing out of the skin, creating in-grown hairs. These bumps become quite large, and can cause discomfort.
Sometimes relief can be achieved with the use of topical steroids and exfoliating agents. But more commonly, the ingrown hair is pulled out after each shaving session. Although this is a solution, it is, however, painful and time consuming.
This condition cab be treated by laser by destroying the hair follicle with the heat that it generates.
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