razor bump

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razor bump

n.
A small swelling that develops when the sharpened point of a razor-cut hair shaft grows back into the skin, sometimes resulting in inflammation and infection.
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In each, black employees alleged that the requirement had a disparate impact because of pseudofolliculitis barbae, a bacterial disorder that causes men's faces to become infected if they shave and that disproportionately afflicts black men.
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.
Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) and acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) are chronic follicular disorders that disproportionately affect men of African ancestry.
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).
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").
Former NBA Sharpshooter Dennis "3D" Scott Enlisted to Shed Light on Vastness of Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB) Condition Among Americans
According to Douglas Shander (Gillette, Needham, MA) a major cause of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) is that hair is only partially cut or totally missed during shaving.
Department of the Army to develop a light-based self-treatment device for the dermatologic disease Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB).