pseudofolliculitis barbae


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pseudofolliculitis barbae

(soo?do-fo-lik'yu-lit-is bar'be) [ pseudo- + folliculitis + L. barba, beard]
Inflammation of beard follicles when tightly coiled hairs become ingrown. The only sure prevention is not shaving.
Synonym: razor bumps.illustration
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After a few short years of experimenting on himself--and later on friends who volunteered to be subjects for his research--Phillips finally arrived at the solution known today as the Bump Stopper, the first product of its kind to effectively prevent pseudofolliculitis barbae.
Nonetheless, the innate character of pseudofolliculitis barbae resulted in heightened judicial scrutiny of the "no beard" policy for both the fire department and the pizza delivery company.
It offers a range of products based on its technologies that include, but are not limited to hair removal; removal of vascular lesions, such as rosacea, spider veins, port wine stains and hemangiomas; removal of leg veins; removal of benign pigmented lesions, such as age and sun spots, freckles and melasm; tattoo removal; acne treatment; wrinkle removal; pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) treatment; treatment of red pigmentation in hypertrophic and keloid scars; treatment of verrucae, skin tags and seborrheic keratosis; skin tightening through soft tissue coagulation; scars, including acne scars, stretch marks and warts, soft tissue coagulation and other skin treatments.
1 The spiral hair of the Congoids has a tendency to develop pseudofolliculitis barbae and acne keloidalis.
This was a key message during a presentation on pseudofolliculitis barbae at the Skin Disease Education Foundation's annual Las Vegas dermatology seminar.
A concern of many African-America men is pseudofolliculitis barbae, commonly known as razor bumps.
Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital and assistant clinical professor of dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY, said that the leading skin concerns in the darker-skinned patient population include acne, dyschromia (including hyper- and hypo-pigmentation) and pseudofolliculitis barbae (razor bumps).
It can also result from pseudofolliculitis barbae, which is more common in black than in white patients because of structural differences in the hair follicle and shaft.
1993) (explaining that employer's "no-beard policy" had a disparate impact on black males because of pseudofolliculitis barbae, a skin condition affecting African American men that makes shaving difficult, and was not justified by business necessity).
New treatments for pseudofolliculitis barbae, or hair bumps.
For example, prohibitions on beards have been challenged by African-American males who suffer from a medical condition called pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB), which causes men's faces to become infected if they shave.
Palomar also has an agreement with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies to develop and potentially commercialize home-use, light-based devices for reducing or reshaping body fat including cellulite, reducing the appearance of skin aging, and reducing or preventing acne, and was awarded a contract by the Department of the Army to develop a light-based, self-treatment device for Pseudofolliculitis Barbae ("PFB").