The Bump Fighter Razor was created especially for men with sensitive skin suffering from pseudofollicultis barbae, or razor bumps. One razor with 5 replacement cartridges.
Pseudofolliculitis barbae (razor bumps) is a common condition of the beard area occurring in up to 60% African American men and other people with curly hair. The problem results when highly curved hairs grow back into the skin causing inflammation and a foreign body reaction. Over time, this can cause keloidal scarring which looks like hard bumps of the beard area and neck. Shaving sharpens the ends of the hairs like a spear. The hairs then curve back into the skin causing pseudofolliculitis barbae.
The Bump Fighter razor is designed with a countoured handle that has a unique rubberized grip for a safer, more comfortable shave. Bump Fighter razors are specially designed for use with Bump Fighter cartridges with exclusive Bump Guard technology that keeps the blade edge slightly off the skin, allowing the blade to shave at precisely the right level to minimize skin irritation.
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WHAT IS PSEUDOFOLLICULITIS BARBAE (RAZOR BUMPS)?
What is the cause of Pseudofolliculitis barbae?
Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) or “razor bumps” is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin caused by shaving or plucking hairs and sometimes genetic factors. It begins in teen years as soon as shaving begins and lasts a lifetime. It is predominantly a disease of those with tightly curled and coiled coarse hair who attempt to remove it by shaving or plucking. The term plucking refers to using tweezers, waxing, and even threading.
PFB is more commonly seen in persons of color given the biological difference of more tightly curved hairs growing out of curved hair follicles. When shaving is too close (occurs by stretching the skin), the sharpened curved hair retracts below the surface of the skin and pierces the follicle wall from inside (transfollicular penetration). If shaving is infrequent, the hair may grow back in a curve towards the skin and can poke through from the outside (transepidermal or re-entry penetration).
How do I know if I have pseudofolliculitis?
Painful bumps can appear and lead to long-lasting or permanent dark spots, scars, and even keloids in the sites of inflammation. The embedded hairs may develop into pustules or become secondarily infected with bacteria. The shaved cheeks and front of the neck are usually involved while the lip and back of the neck are usually spared. Similar bumps can occur in the bikini area or the armpits but are much less common.
What are the best treatments for pseudofolliculitis?
The best treatment involves not shaving or plucking. If social concerns require a smooth clean-shaven appearance, then shaving of the face must be performed daily, with a long presoak of the area with a wet facecloth to allow hairs to swell more upright and use of a shave cream. The shaving may be done with a preset low angle blade to avoid a “too-close” shave or by using a standard blade. Do not stretch the skin and always shave in the direction of hair growth rather than “against the grain”.
SOURCE: Skin of Color Society (http://skinofcolorsociety.org/dermatology-education/1408-2/)