How To Get Rid of Folliculitis With Laser Hair Removal

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Before we get into how to get rid of folliculitis using laser hair removal, you might be wondering what, exactly, folliculitis is.

This skin condition is relatively common, caused by hair follicles that have been inflamed due to a bacterial or fungal infection. The inflammation is visible to the eye, and usually appears as tiny red bumps or what look like white-head pimples surrounding the affected hair follicles.

Laser hair removalYou might brush this off as razor burn, but if not properly tended to, the infection could spread and turn into something a bit more serious. Over time, those small bumps could turn into sores that are crusted over and do not heal.

Different kinds of Folliculitis

There are two different kinds of folliculitis: superficial, which only affects part of the hair follicle, and deep, which affects the entire hair follicle. Folliculitis can be caused by a variety of things, including:

Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that lives on top of the body, but can cause issues when it goes into the body by way of an open wound.
Pseudomonas bacteria, found mostly in hot, moist areas, like a hot tub or heated pool, where the pH levels and chlorine are not properly regulated. This is commonly referred to as “hot tub folliculitis” and appears on the skin as a red, round, itchy rash.
Pseudofolliculitis bacteria, also known as razor bumps, is caused mainly by the presence of ingrown hairs that develop after shaving or sometimes can occur after waxing as well.
Pityrosporum folliculitis, caused by yeast infections, shows itself as a red, itchy blister that continues to come back on areas of the body such as the back, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, and face.

Deep folliculitis conditions are much more concerning than those described above. Varieties include:

Sycosis Barbae, which occurs in men when they first start shaving.
Gram-negative folliculitis, which can occur as a result of acne medication.
Furuncles and Carbuncles, also known as boils, occur when the hair follicles are severely infected by staphylococcus aureus.
Eosinophilic folliculitis, a condition that is found mostly in those affected with HIV/AID

Although it’s not a life-threatening condition, many people who develop Folliculitis experience itchiness, burning, soreness and achiness in the area of the skin that is affected. Additional symptoms include the development of blisters filled with pus that either break or form a crust over top, tender skin, and large and/or swollen bumps. Those suffering from Folliculitis can also start to feel self-conscious and embarrassed, as the skin condition is very noticeable and can sometimes even cause permanent scars and/or hair loss.

There are some cases where the Folliculitis is less serious and will clear up on its own, but if it appears severe, spreads over large areas of the body, continues to come back over and over again, or your symptoms do not subside after a couple of days, it is imperative to see a doctor as soon as possible so you can be prescribed to correct antibiotic of antifungal medication to control the condition and clear it up.

laser hair removal

Laser hair removal has been known to be a great solution to people who are prone to folliculitis because it destroys the hair follicle at its root and it does not grow back. Without the presence of a hair follicle, there is no follicle for bacteria to latch onto, therefore making it impossible for folliculitis to occur.

Laser Hair Removal to treat Folliculitis

If you have suffered time and time again from folliculitis, it might be time for you to consider laser hair removal as an option for treatment. Our laser technicians are experts in the field and are happy to answer any of your questions or concerns during a consultation prior to treatment. Not only will laser hair removal help get rid of folliculitis, but it will also leave you with smooth, hair-free skin that is also free of the itchy, embarrassing red bumps and any other skin woes that occur as a result of a folliculitis skin condition. Call our office Fox Vein & Laser Experts today at 954-627-1045 to book an appointment.