How do you treat pseudofolliculitis barbae?
Moreover, does pseudofolliculitis barbae go away?
For most cases, completely avoiding shaving for three to four weeks allows all lesions to subside, and most extrafollicular hairs will resolve themselves within at least ten days. Permanent removal of the hair follicle is the only definitive treatment for PFB.
- Avoid shaving too closely.
- Shave in the direction of hair growth rather than “against the grain.”
- Use a non-irritating shaving cream.
- Use an electric razor.
- Avoid pulling skin while shaving.
- Reduce the frequency of shaving.
- Replace your razor frequently.
In this way, how long does pseudofolliculitis barbae last?
It has been reported that most PFB papules and pustules will disappear after 1 month of continuous hair growth. If letting the hair grow is not a feasible option, patients should be advised to use electric clippers, single-edged razor blades, or chemical depilatories for grooming.
Apply plenty of gel or shaving cream, not soap, and let it sit 5 to 10 minutes to soften your hairs.
- Use a new blade each time you shave so you know it's clean and sharp; single blades are ideal.
- Shave in the direction your hairs grow.
- Rinse with warm water and use moisturizing lotion.