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)?
Is It Better to Get Electrolysis or Laser Hair Removal to Treat Folliculitis?
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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.