Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) is an itchy skin disorder that mostly affects Fitzpatrick skin types IV through VI (i.e. those with darker skin tones).
Patients with PFB experience ingrown hairs and densely populated lumps on the face, neck, and other parts of the body, which are usually caused by shaving. Aside from being itchy and uncomfortable, the appearance of PFB can greatly harm a patient's self-esteem and mental health.
NeoSkin works for the treatment of PFB by selectively targeting melanin in the underlying hair and follicle, as well as hyperpigmentation surrounding the lesion. Due to the unique 650-microsecond pulse duration that is 50 to 500 times shorter than pulse durations typically used by other laser technologies, the energy passes through the skin quickly and does not overheat the epidermal melanin.
At least 3 treatments spread out in 2 to 3-week intervals are typically required for substantial improvement, but additional treatments may be required. Patients usually report noticeable clearance after the first treatment.