Dermatologist Lauds Philips Hair Clippers For Addressing Health Concerns

October 29, 2016
Dermatologist Lauds Philips Hair Clippers For Addressing Health Concerns


By Dipo Olowookere

Do you know that some deadly skin diseases can be contracted through simple hair cut? Do you know that razor bumps and rashes on the face and head remain one of the biggest concerns when it comes to grooming personal health maintenance?

A Consultant Dermatologist at the College of Medicine University of Lagos (CMUL), Dr Ayesha Akinkugbe, says barbering and shaving with poor quality and unsafe clippers could expose individuals to several skin diseases with some far more dangerous than the dreaded HIV/AIDS.

Delivering a lecture titled: ‘Have a Hair Cut, Not a Skin Disease’ at a recent personal health sensitization forum organised by Philips Nigeria as part of activities to herald the new Philips Hair Clippers into the Nigerian market, Dr Akinkugbe maintained that most people develop bumps on their skin after a very close shave and that razor bumps could expose individuals to diseases such as Hepatitis, among others.

Endorsing the newly introduced hair clippers by Philips, she observed that the revelation by Philips that the clipper’s blade tip has been clinically and hygienically proven and designed for less cuts and skin damage was good news.

“It is really gratifying that Philips has come to solve an age-long health concern associated with barbing through use of clippers. Specially developed blades reduce the risk of cuts when clipping your hair or beard, and shave without resulting in damaged skin,” Dr Akinkugbe stated.

Speaking, the General Manager, Philips Personal Health – West Africa, Mrs Chioma Iwuchukwu- Nweke said, “Philips conducted extensive research across a cross-section of men in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa for over three years before developing this new product.

“The Philips Clipper was developed and extensively field tested taking into account the core concerns that came out in the research – mainly the need to get that clean shaven feeling but to avoid the scratches, cuts and bumps that sometimes develop on the skin.”

Mrs Iwuchukwu- Nweke, who disclosed that total sales figure of clippers in Nigeria was put at 3.4 million units annually, noted that the unique thing about the new Philips Clipper is that it does not heat up. She added that it is the first set of clippers designed to ensure no bumps and less rash.

“These are the first clippers Philips is introducing in the African market, underscoring our commitment to delivering innovation based on the need of the consumers. Our new clippers cut your hair, not your skin. This not only ensures that you have a painless short and sharp look, but also improves your overall skin health,” Mrs Iwuchukwu-Nweke added.

The two clippers introduced are the Philips Clipper Pro ideal for professional barber styling and Philips Clipper Home for personal use.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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