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Treat and Prevent Folliculitis with Laser Hair Removal

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Laser hair removal for folliculitis treatment is an ideal solution for men and women who suffer from ingrown hair on the face or body. Ingrown hair on the face is the most frequent area of concern. Men with curly hair are particularly susceptible to ingrown hair. Shaving can create irritation for men with ingrown hair on the face. Laser hair removal serves as the perfect option to safely, comfortably, and permanently rid the face and neck of unwanted hair and the possibility for recurring ingrown hairs.

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What is Folliculitis?

Folliculitis on legs is the inflammation of hair follicles as a result of bacterial infection of the damaged hair follicle. It can occur on any part of your body that is covered by hair, but commonly appears on the face, neck, scalp, chest, back and thighs. It is a skin condition common in teens but can affect people of all age groups. More than 10 to 20% of people may experience this condition in their lifetime. People of color may be prone to experience folliculitis due to the growth pattern of naturally curly hair. Blue Water Spa uses specific lasers to safely perform laser hair removal for dark skin including black and brown skin complexions.

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What are Common Folliculitis Causes?

Folliculitis is caused by bacterial infection of the damaged hair follicles. Often, hair follicles get injured while shaving or from wearing tight clothes, blockage of follicles, and bacterial infection. Folliculitis is one of two types, superficial and deep. The most common form of superficial folliculitis is called Barber’s itch and is caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. These are seen in the beard area and often on the upper lip. In this case, a long pulsed and yag laser should be used to safely remove hair from darker skin tones without damaging the surface of the skin.

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When inflammation progresses deeper into the tissues, it causes a dermal abscess. It is called Sycosis barbae (vulgaris) when it occurs on the face and furuncle, or boils, when it occurs in other parts of our body.

Folliculitis often appears as a small, red, pus-filled bump with hair trapped in the center. These lesions are often painful, swollen and itchy. Once the ingrown hairs are removed by means of laser hair removal at Blue Water Spa, the issue should be resolved.

For individuals who have had scarring due to folliculitis, laser hair removal with the VBeam laser in Raleigh can be used to remove redness in scars. Other medical grade skin care modalities at Blue Water Spa, including microneedling, can be used to soften and eliminate scarring.

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Your family physician or dermatologist may prescribe antibiotics such as dicloxacillin, ciprofloxacin, or cephalexin as a first choice of treatment. If no satisfactory results are obtained, antibiotics such as Clindamycin, Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole, Minocycline or Linezolid may be recommended. In treatment-resistant and recurrent cases, mupirocin ointment is recommended. These medications can certainly help inflamed skin. To fully eliminate folliculitis, laser hair removal is the most effective and predictable solution.

What Are All These Bumps on My Butt? | Ingrown Hairs on the Buttocks

Both men and women can get ingrown hairs or folliculitis on the buttocks, rear end, derriere, whatever you want to call it. Ingrown hair bumps on the butt can be uncomfortable, unsightly and embarrassing.

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At Blue Water Spa in Raleigh, we provide laser hair removal on all areas of the body, including the butt for men and women. We know it can be embarrassing to ask, “what are these bumps on my butt?” Our experienced laser technicians are dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment for each patient. They perform laser treatments on every area of the body with extreme care and professionalism, making no area too embarrassing or unfamiliar.

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Laser hair removal at Blue Water Spa with the Candela Gentlemax Pro is the ideal treatment for folliculitis of the face or body. The results for folliculitis on buttocks are great. For people who constantly suffer from ingrown hair bumps, it can be truly life changing.

How to Prevent Folliculitis | Prevent Ingrown Hairs | Folliculitis Treatment

Both waxing and shaving can create ingrown hairs and general irritation to the skin. Shaving and, especially, waxing can worsen existing folliculitis. Laser hair removal vs waxing can be an excellent consideration to treat and prevent recurring folliculitis.

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Prevention is always better than trying to treat the condition. It is necessary to follow these tips in order to prevent folliculitis:

  • Avoid shaving until all the lesions have been cured for at least 1 month.
  • Avoid waxing as a means of hair removal
  • Avoid sharing razors and replace razors regularly.
  • Soak electric razor heads in alcohol solution for 1 hour regularly to prevent growth of bacteria or fungi.
  • Use only Chemical Free Sunscreen such as The Blue Water Spa’s Reef-Safe and Leaping Bunny Certified SPF.
  • Keep your nails short and clean.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid friction.
  • Avoid hot tubs that are not sanitized regularly.

Visit Blue Water Spa for Laser Hair Removal

Blue Water Spa is a Raleigh med spa that has been voted Best Medical Spa in America three consecutive years. Owned and operated by Raleigh Plastic Surgeon Michael Law MD, the Raleigh medical spa is the top provider of Juvederm®, Latisse® and Botox® in Raleigh, NC. From CoolSculpting, Emsculpt, Emsella, Laser Hair removal, laser skin tightening to microdermabrasion, pampering spa packages, and medical-grade clean & cruelty-free skincare, at Blue Water Spa you will receive the ultimate in results and relaxation.

Text Blue Water Spa to schedule your Laser Hair Removal consultation: 919-739-3910.

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