Shaving Instructions for Pseudofollicultis Barbae
We offer a comprehensive treatment program of Pseudofolliculitis (razor bumps), a common condition of a closely shaved area which occurs in people with thick curly hair. Laser technology combined with medical prescription and customized skin home care usually leads to effective results.
- The objective is a neat shave, not a close shave.
- If you have a beard longer than 1/16”, remove with electric clippers.
- Wash (with wash cloth) and lather (with shaving cream or gel) using a circular motion to release hairs lying close to the skin surface.
- Use a single edge blade, not a “Trac II”.
- Razor blade must be sharp. (Change blades frequently depending on the “toughness” of the beard.)
- Shave gently! Do not press razor against the face. Pressure is not a substitute for a sharp blade.
- Do not stretch facial skin with free hand while shaving.
- Shave daily at approximately the same time.
- Shave every hair every shave. In the hard-to-reach areas of the face, use shaving strokes of different directions to effectively shave hairs.
- Release embedded hairs gently with a toothpick or needle after each shave with minimal injury to the surrounding skin.
- The P.F.B. Bump Fighter razor may be purchased for especially difficult cases.
- Some people find electric razors more helpful but most of those with pseudofolliculitis prefer a single edge sharp blade.