Ingrown hairs or Pseudofolliculitis or beard pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) or razor bumps, a condition where shaved curly hair tends to grow into the skin instead of out of the follicle.
The skin typically looks bumpy and inflamed and can look like the papules and pustules of pimples. Razor bumps can get infected, causing true folliculitis.
The treatment of true folliculitis is antibiotics and hot water fomentation and anti-inflammatory drugs.
For persons having ingrown hairs (also called as pseudo-follicultis or pseudo-folliculitis barbae or razor bumps), a condition in which a curved hair grows inward and that produces a tender red bump and/or pustule. It is caused by malalignment of the hair follicle due to improper shaving techinque (reverse shaving). The ingrown hair can get infected forming a true folliculitis.
The conservative treatment of this condition is to let the hairs grow longer and they come out of their follicles on their own.
In case the conservative management fails, then the treatment of choice is removal of the involved hairs. The removal is done by first extracting the hair tip from its coiled position and then doing the electrolysis and removing the hair permanently.
Electrolysis can eliminate ingrown hairs and the skin returns to a healthier look without all the irritation from the temporary methods.
It is effective for anyone regardless of skin and hair types and colors. Electrolysis destroys the ability of the hair follicle to grow another hair. The regenerative ability of the hair follicle is permanently eliminated- therefore you are permanently free of unwanted hairs and ingrowns.