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Washington DC Razor Bump Treatment

Stop Shaving! Get Laser Hair Removal From the Doctor Today!

Razor bumps can affect both men and women, though it is more likely for a man to encounter this problem. The technical term for razor bumps is pseudofolliculitis barbae. The condition occurs when hair that has been plucked, waxed, or shaved curls back into the skin. When this happens, the body views the hair as a foreign body. As a result, inflammation occurs and the skin becomes bumpy and red. The brown spots or red spots made by razor bumps can linger for months. The actual act of shaving is the cause of razor bumps. In some cases, scarring, even keloid formation, is a risk. Fortunately, there are solutions.

Wondering how you can avoid razor bumps? Consider these tips:

  • Moisten the skin with water. Use a mild soap or a thick shaving gel before shaving.
  • Shave in the direction the hair is growing
  • Use the fewest razor strokes possible and use the lowest number of blades as possible (1 or 2 vs 3 or 4)
  • After shaving, use moisturizing cream

We offer razor bump treatment in Washington DC. Call (301) 273-1251 to arrange a consultation.

Seeking treatment for razor bumps

When it is difficult to avoid razor bumps or shaving has become too tedious, we offer a solution – laser hair removal. Removing the hair permanently eliminates razor bumps by preventing the hair from growing back. In addition, patients can bid farewell to razors and shaving cream – no more nicks or bleeding.

We have various laser devices that can reduce hair in a specific area or remove it completely – for ALL skin tones and skin types – light, dark, and in between. Some razor bumps can lead to keloid scars. Our innovative technology can treat scars as well. We typically recommend six to eight treatment sessions, spaced several weeks apart. We ensure treatment sessions are as comfortable as possible. There is no downtime after a session, allowing patients to return to work or resume normal activities immediately. We will provide post care instructions to ensure optimal results.

How laser hair removal can solve the problem of razor bumps

Laser hair removal uses thermal energy to destroy hair that is in the follicles at the time of treatment. The light from our laser device is absorbed into the pigment of hair. This energy transforms to heat, which affects the walls of the hair follicle, as well. Shortly after the first treatment, hair in the follicle will fall out. Because dormant hair remains beneath the skin, a series of treatments is needed to achieve lasting change. Most people achieve the desired results in six to twelve appointments, scheduled weeks apart.

Because razor bumps are the direct result of the common methods of hair removal, laser treatment is a logical remedy for this frustrating problem. In addition to alleviating discomfort and cosmetic concerns, laser hair removal eliminates the constant task of shaving.

Enjoy the smooth skin you were meant to have. Call (301) 273-1251 for skin care and hair removal designed around your needs.

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