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Shave Bumps

Shave Bumps

   Tired of shaving? Many clients feel this way and laser hair reduction is one of the top non-invasive procedures requested for shave bumps.

Shave bumps (aka razor bumps and beard bumps) are the common names for an inflammatory condition known as pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB). Shave bumps result from shorn hairs curling back upon themselves. As the hair curls back, it penetrates the skin, triggering an immune response by the body that causes the formation of small papules, thus creating an ingrown hair. These inflamed bumps can lead to folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicle), which can then result in scarring & hyperpigmentation. Though almost anyone can suffer from this skin condition, shave bumps are predominately seen in African-American and Mediterranean descent men because of their curly, coarse hair.

Another common shaving issue is red bumps, or razor burn, which can occur after shaving for some individuals. This occurs because the hair follicle is irritated.

Laser hair reduction can often be life-changing for people with severe folliculitis and sensitive skin. Our practice performs laser hair reduction with Candela’s GentleMax Pro® Laser, the “Gold Standard” in hair removal.  Laser Hair reduction is effective on all skin tones; however, gray, white/silver, blonde and some shades of red hair cannot be treated.

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It is important to find an experienced clinician who will be able to assess your condition, choose the correct laser and proper settings. We are a Laser Board-Certified practice. If you are ready to stop shaving and get rid of unwanted hair, call us today for a free consultation to find out more about laser hair reduction.  (480) 840-9319

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Before and After

Before and After

Before and After 5 Treatments<br>Photos Courtesy of Olga Zerpa, M.D

Before and After 5 Treatments
Photos Courtesy of Olga Zerpa, M.D

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