Pseudofolliculitis Barbae , often referred to as “razor bumps,” “shave bumps,” or “ingrown hairs,” is a common condition that develops as a result of the removal of facial hair.

Pseudofolliculitis Barbae most frequently occurs in association with shaving and results from an inflammatory response to the cutaneous entrapment of recently cut, short hairs.Pseudofolliculitis Barbae typically presents with firm papules and pustules in the beard area.

The appearance of the disorder can be cosmetically distressing for affected patients. Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, secondary bacterial infection, scarring, and keloid formation are potential complications.

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