Pseudofolliculitis, also known as ingrown hairs or hair bumps, is very common among pigmented patients, especially African-American patients. These hair bumps whether of the face, neck, chin, groin, buttocks, or other places, can be very painful, tender, and unsightly. Hair bumps also often leave the affected areas full of skin “staining spots” or hyperpigmentations, even after the initial bumps resolve.
Men suffer from pseudofolliculitis mostly in the beard and nape area.
Women suffer from pseudofolliculitis mostly in the bikini and groin areas associated with shaving or waxing.
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR INGROWN HAIRS
Treatment for pseudofolliculitis is often just focused on the inflammatory process itself. However, unless the underlying issue is addressed, the patient tends to have recurrence, often in the same areas but also in other areas.
In some patients, the inflammatory process of their “hair bumps” gets progressively worse, and in severe cases, these lesions can tunnel together under the skin and can cause massive skin inflammation, scarring and tissue damage.
Pseudofolliculitis is a serious medical condition that should be treated, and preventive measures should be discussed as well.
Our own Dr. Kevin Washington has suffered from pseudofolliculitis, (in-growing hairs of his face and beard) for most of his adult life. This has spurred him to learn extensively about the condition and become our “In House Male Expert” on men’s skin and hair care. Dr. Kevin treats patients of all ethnicities and orientations, however we do specialize in minority skin, face, hair, beard, and body issues.
Do you suffer from hair bumps on your face, or beard? Bikini area? Call us today at 678-650-2009.
We have designed specific treatments for Pseudofolliculitis (hair bumps) which not only treat the root cause, but also alleviates pain, discomfort, and inflammation. These are treatments that work, and are effective for both male and female patients.
We do NOT take health insurance, as most health insurance companies do not cover cosmetic treatments. However, some procedures can be covered under Flexible Spending or Health Savings. In addition, medical financing options are available. Please discuss this with one of our administrative staff.
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