Folliculitis

Folliculitis is one of the most common dermatological conditions. It is an inflammation of the hair follicle caused by bacterial or fungal infection, which develops due to the improper direction of new hair growth. Laser hair removal is a very effective way of treating the problem by eliminating the hair growth itself.

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Folliculitis
Folliculitis

What factors cause folliculitis?

The inflammation of the follicles is called folliculitis and it’s one of the most common dermatological conditions. The bacterial or fungal inflammatory process is caused by an incorrect hair growth mechanism. The hairs stuck under the skin surface and cause red, burning, itchy bumps with yellowish white pus-filled pockets in the middle.

Folliculitis is a frequent skin condition among women and men. For women, the most common places of occurrence are the legs, pubic area and armpits. In most cases men have it on their cheeks, chin, and in the beard area.

The most common underlying reason is the bacterial, viral or fungal overgrowth. Staphylococci and Streptococci infections have the highest risk but there are other Gram-negative bacteria which can also induce an inflammatory response. Beside the before mentioned, parasites and other pathogens like yeast or herpes simplex virus are considered provoking factors too.

Folliculitis has a lot of known predisposing factors: e.g. incorrect hair removal techniques, bad hygiene, tight clothes or inadequate or irregular face- and bodycare routine. The weakened immune system, diabetes, atopic eczema, excess sweating or sebum production also increase the risk of the development, but inflamed follicles can occur as a side effect of antibiotic medications too.

The best therapeutic methods for folliculitis depend on the type and severity of the condition. Mostly the usage of disinfectant detergents is enough if the condition is superficial. In severe cases applying topical antibiotics and antifungal medications may be needed. In addition, You need to pay special attention to practice a correct skincare routine and hair removal technique and regularly sanitize the required tools.

What can we do to prevent folliculitis?

Permanent laser hair removal

Our professional aestheticians use the extremely effective combination of DEKA Again Alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers which is considered to be the gold standard of medical laser technology. The method can be used on the whole body, including the facial skin and either the pubic area. With this unique, flexible dual-wavelength system we can perform the treatment with impressive precision to maximize efficacy in dermatological application. The cumulative laser emission allows to deliver an amount of energy at lower power pulses that leads to hair destruction in deep skin layers with greater efficiency and safety than conventional methods.

It's ideal for all phototypes from Fitzpatrick 1-5, including thick dark hair and fair or light hair also while decreasing the risk of ingrown hair and folliculitis. It’s important to know that the laser is only effective on hairs in the anagen (growth) phase. That’s why for a comprehensive, long-lasting result 6-9 sessions are needed. Following this first stage of the treatment it’s suggested to repeat the process 1-3 times annually. The permanent laser hair removal eventuate a smooth, hairless skin surface which guarantees the prevention of folliculitis, boils and carbuncles which can also leave visible scars and additional skin problems.

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