PFB (pseudofolliculitis barbae), also known as razor bumps or ingrown hairs, is an irritating skin condition commonly caused by shaving. Patients with PFB usually experience bumps, irritation, and redness after shaving. This can be a distressing condition that is difficult to treat at home. With over 3 million US cases per year, it still often goes untreated and can cause continued irritation for months or years.
AT A GLANCE
NO. OF TREATMENTS
2 - 3 WEEKS
NO SUN EXPOSURE. SUNSCREEN FOR 2 WEEKS NO EXFOLIATING.
AEROLASE FOR PFB AND INGROWN HAIRS
Conventional hair removal treatments, such as depilatories and electrolysis, don't address the root cause of PFB, and can sometimes even make the symptoms worse. Laser hair removal has been shown to be more effective at treating PFB. Unlike other laser treatments, Aerolase does not cause any swelling, burning, or color changes to the skin. In using revolutionary 650-microsecond pulse technology that passes through the skin quickly, this treatment avoids overheating the melanin in the skin. Instead, the laser targets the melanin that resides in the hair and follicle, plus any hyperpigmentation around the irritated areas.
HIGH SUCCESS RATES
Aerolase reports that 92% of patients would recommend their treatment to others, and that 84% of patients experienced no side effects. One recent study showed that patients with PFB saw an improvement after just 2 treatments, with 75% symptom reduction occurring after 8 treatments.
That’s because Aerolase offers a more consistent, accurate, and efficient hair removal experience when compared to traditional treatment options. In addition to PFB, Aerolase is also used to treat psoriasis, nail fungus, and other conditions.
What Causes Ingrown Hairs?
Ingrown hairs are commonly caused by shaving but might also occur due to tweezing or waxing.
What Might Happen If Ingrown Hair Is Not Treated?
While ingrown hairs that cause mild irritation can heal themselves within a few weeks, infections can develop. Contact JAAB MedSpa to schedule a personalized consultation if you suspect an infection.
What Can I Expect After Laser Treatment For Ingrown Hairs?
Our patients report a high level of comfort and contentment after treatment, with an increased report of self-esteem as well.
BOOK THIS TREATMENT
To see how we can help you remedy PFB and other skin conditions, contact JAAB MedSpa in San Antonio, TX. We offer complimentary consultations and a wide variety of treatment options to help you prioritize your medical aesthetic interests.