This is chronic inflammation of the hair follicles. This is very commonly seen in men of Black or Afro-Caribbean heritage who shave their beards. Between 45%- 83% of black males develop the condition compared to and 3% of white males. It commonly affects this group of men due to the shape and structure of their hair follicles. It can occur in both men and woman and presents as small shaving bumps which may be sore or itchy.
Science: Ingrown hairs can also occur when your hair follicle becomes clogged with dead skin cells and oils, resulting in hairs becoming trapped, especially if they are curly or course, similar to those found on Black or Afro-Caribbean individuals.
- When the sharp end of a curly hair pierces and re-enters the skin.
- Clogged skin pores and sebum block hair follicles, causing hairs to remain trapped.
- The shape end of a growing hair does not grow out of the hair follicle but instead pierces the follicle wall and grows out sideways causing a foreign body inflammatory reaction
Ingrown hairs, or Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB) is particularly distressing as it can lead to pigmentation problems, skin infections and even keloid scarring in long term or untreated cases. There are a number of ways this condition can be managed. Here at Dermanoir we have put together a tailor made treatment package that can successfully manage PFB and prevent the consequences that result. Other Treatments of this condition include regular skin peels, effective at home skincare products, microdermabrasion and the option of laser hair reduction.
Our treatments are carried out using carefully selected, proven products. We know how to treat your skin and help you achieve the flawless skin you have always wanted. A multi-combination approach is often used in the treatment of ingrown hairs, but this depends on your skin and your consultation.