Beards can be men’s best friend. However, many men suffer horribly from shaving facial hair.
Let’s start with the good news – as men have more facial hair than women, this allows their skin to age slower. Yes, the ability to grow a beard has its perks. Those hair follicles give men’s skin structure and help keep it wrinkle-free and shaving regularly exfoliates your face.
It also provides sun protection!
However, beards and shaving can cause any number of concerns that can be frustrating, disfiguring, and painful. Conditions such as…
- Pseudofolliculitis barbae: Also called “razor bumps,” Pseudofolliculitis barbae usually occurs in the beard area. After beard hairs are cut with a razor, sharply trimmed edges can turn back into the skin, causing irritation. Pseudofolliculitis barbae is more common in people with curly hair.
- Sycosis barbae: Sycosis barbaeis a severe, potentially scarring form of shaving-related folliculitis. The entire hair follicle is infected, resulting in large red pustules.
- Razor Burn – usually from dull razor blades
- Nicks and Cuts
- Ingrown Hairs
- Facial redness –using a soap-based shaving gel can increase skin sensitivity. Soap dries skin out and can change your skin’s natural moisturising function. Using a gel-based cleanser is a far better alternative, as this will give your razor slip without stripping the skin of its natural moisturisers.
What if I told you there’s a simple and effective way to resolve many of these problems?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can help these problems as IPL is a fast and safe method of reducing unwanted facial and body hair. With a series of treatments, beard hair can be reduced and removed.
Viola – your shaving problems are gone!
Before any treatment program, you will need to have a consultation and patch test. Several treatments may be needed to achieve your desired results and this will be discussed with your therapist.
Please call today and let us help you solve your unwanted beard problems.