Razor Bumps

Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB) is the “acne-like” breakout commonly referred to as “razor bumps” or “shaving bumps”. As naturally curly hairs begin to grow back after shaving, waxing or plucking, they get trapped inside the follicle, resulting in irritation and swelling. The results are inflammation in the hair follicle. Anyone can get shaving bumps, but they’re more common in pigmented skin.

This condition is mainly found in dark skinned men but women who shave can also be affected.

Melasma

Melasma is a skin condition presenting as brown patches usually on the face of adults. A change in hormonal status may trigger melasma. It is commonly associated with pregnancy and called chloasma, or the ?mask of pregnancy?. Both sides of the face are usually affected, and the most common sites of involvement are the cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead, and upper lip.

This condition is mainly found in adult women and the exact cause is not known. However there is an association with pregnancy,oral contraceptives excessive ultrviolet light exposure and hereditary factors. It is not contagious but can be quite cosmetically embarrassing.