Is It Better to Get Electrolysis or Laser Hair Removal to Treat Folliculitis?
- Asked by 4423anon in canada
- 3 years ago
i heard electrolysis can create folliculitis but laser can get rid of it and vice versa so which would be better to treat folliculitis? and is it worth it, does it make a big difference(in general)?
Laser Hair Removal and Folliculitis/ Pseudofolliculitis
It sounds like you may be talking about pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) or razor bumps, a condition where shaved curly hair tends to grow into the skin instead of out of the follicle. The skin typically looks bumpy and inflammed and can look like the papules and pustules of pimples. Razor bumps can get infected, causing folliculitis.
Folliculitis is best treated with antibiotics and topical treatments.
PFB or razor bumps respond best to laser hair removal if your preference is not to have hair growth in the area at all. Your other option is to have the hair grow in fully and not shave the area.
Folliculitis or pseudofolliculitis
Know the correct diagnosis
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.