Ingrown Hair Folliculitis – Laser Hair Removal Is The Best Solution

by / Tuesday, 03 June 2014 / Published in Blog, Laser Treatments, Medical Dermatology
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There is nothing worse than trying to look your best during the summer months but suffering from ingrown hair folliculitis at the same time. Men and women alike both are affected by ingrowns on their facial and body skin, more commonly referred to as razor bumps. The most common way that ingrown hair folliculitis is formed is through shaving or waxing. When the hair follicle on a certain body part is shaved yet, a sharp stump of it is left behind within the skin. When that once shaved hair follicle regrows, it curls inwards and punctures the skin. Your body recognizes this puncture as an attack from a foreign object and responds by causing inflammation and irritation. For some who suffer from ingrown hair folliculitis bleeding in the area will occur. Most people don not relate ingrown hair folliculitis with scarring, but many facial and body scars are products of it.

The American Association of Dermatology and many insurance companies recognize ingrown hair folliculitis as a common medical problem in our era. Known causes of ingrowns on the facial and body are oily skin, dry skin, coarse , curly, or stiff, hair shaving and waxing. Interestingly enough, working out and sweating increases the risk of developing ingrown hair folliculitis in already shaved or waxed areas. Dermatologists are highly experienced in treating ingrowns so that they are essentially eliminated. Dr. Goulko, dermatologist in Fort Lee, NJ has had major success in treating ingrown hair folliculitis with Laser Hair Removal.

Laser Hair Removal works by eliminating the hair follicle in a given area. Once the hair follicle is removed, so is the ingrown and the scarring caused by the ingrown. The light therapy from the Laser Hair Removal assist in closing the skin pores to reduce the risk of infection after the follicle has been eliminated. Dr. Goulko has used her dermatological training in medical and cosmetic dermatology to ensure the proper and most effective removal of ingrown hair folliculitis through the use of Laser Hair Removal. Dermatologists do deem it medically necessary to treat ingrown hair folliculitis in order to prevent major infections and discomfort.


Click here to view before and after treatments of ingrown hair folliculitis.