Pseudo-folliculitis barbae is a condition caused by ingrowing hairs. The condition is more common in dark skinned men where the facial hair is curly. The hair grows into the surface of the skin and causes lumps and bumps. This condition should not be confused with folliculitis barbae which is caused by bacterial or viral infection of the hair follicle. At our Clinics in Altrincham, London, Bury, Liverpool and Leeds we are specialists in dealing with hair removal for Pseudo-folliculitis barbae.
Our prices quoted are per session and are determined by our overheads in terms of premises, equipment, staff and time investment. We have chosen to invest in the application and maintenance of high quality equipment, employing and training professionals, continuous professional development not only meeting but exceeding the National Minimum Standards. Although much of this work is behind the scenes, it shows through in the quality of treatment and care our clients receive.
Of course for any business time is money, the time invested in compliance with quality standards is directly proportionate to the end product, the provision of safe quality assured treatment and care.
Costs for larger areas depends on the size and density of the hair growth in the area. We can give approx costs on request. At consultation we will asses the area/s and cost accordingly. For multiple areas we offer a 20% discount from the entire treatment cost.
Yes, the light can penetrate the skin and treat the hair follicle, as the dead cells of the skin are shed the hair will naturally be released and fall out.
Yes, shaving very closely can encourage the hair to ingrow, thus causing problems
There is a limit to the colour of skin we can safely treat. This is because the light is absorbed in the melanin (dark colour) in the hair and skin. Therefore the darker the skin the more risk of complications. We can safely treat up to Fitzpatrick Skin Type 1V.