Razor Bumps

Unwanted facial and body hair is most commonly removed using a razor or other type of shaving device. Unfortunately, using this type of hair removal method can result in razor bumps.

Dr. Vivian Bucay and her staff can help you learn more about razor bumps, offer treatment suggestions, and provide recommendations on how to prevent them from reoccurring.

What are Razor Bumps?

After removing hair, usually by shaving or waxing, small bumps may occur on the skin. These small bumps appear as tiny, red pinpricks and are the result of ingrown hairs.

Razor bumps typically do not cause any problems, but can be embarrassing. Occasionally, depending upon the area where the razor bumps occur, you may experience a slight itching sensation.

Who Gets Razor Bumps?

Razor bumps can happen to anyone who shaves or removes hair by waxing or plucking. People who have spiraled, wavy, or curly hair are often more susceptible to razor bumps than others.

How are Razor Bumps Treated?

Treatment for razor bumps will vary from patient to patient, as every case is unique. There are several treatment options that our staff may recommend for treatment of razor bumps. Treatment options include topical creams and benzoyl peroxide products.

If the case of razor bumps is considered severe, prescription medication may be recommended. Prescriptions such as oral antibiotics and corticosteroids may be needed if there is an infection present or severe irritation.

In some cases, laser hair removal may be recommended as a treatment option. Using laser hair removal, even once or twice, subtly changes the hair enough to relieve the irritation that is causing the razor bumps.

Is There a Way to Completely Prevent Razor Bumps?

The only way to complete guarantee the prevention of razor bumps is to completely stop shaving. That is not always an option for some of our patients, which is why we can provide some hair removal solutions.

The best hair removal solution for people concerned about razor bumps is laser hair removal. Laser hair removal has been proven to cause no razor bumps while providing you with the ability to completely remove your hair.

Schedule a consultation

We can help you find hair removal solutions that will work to help you prevent razor bumps from occurring every time you wish to remove unwanted hair. Call Dr. Bucay’s office today! Dr. Bucay serves La Casita, Sonterra, San Antonio TX and surrounding a

The last few weeks have borne witness to the global pandemic caused by the coronavirus known as COVID-19. This is a novel virus that we do not fully understand, but whose devastating effects have been felt around the world, with no regards for borders or economies. Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives have been forever changed by this pandemic. In the spirit of containing this pandemic, I, Dr. Bhandari, and our incredible family of dedicated professionals who make up Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics have made the difficult but necessary decision to keep our offices closed through April 3, pending any further developments.


Our goal is to ensure the safety and well being of our patients and our team. We are grateful to all of you for your loyalty and understanding and look forward to the time when we can resume doing what we do best - caring for you. Until then, please adhere to the recommended guidelines regarding handwashing and social distancing. Please remember that social distancing doesn't mean social isolation - the digital age allows us to be there for each other.


Warmest wishes to all of you for continued good health and strength,


Vivian Bucay, MD