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Folliculitis Treatment in Dayton
No More Bumps
Folliculitis is a common, uncomfortable, irritating skin condition that affects men and women daily. Caused by infected or damaged hair follicles, this condition can be challenging to treat at home.
When experiencing folliculitis repeatedly and exfoliating and shaving breaks don’t work, it may be time to permanently remove the hair in the problem area.
Laser treatment is a safe and effective way to destroy and prevent the problem without damaging the surrounding skin. It can also help diminish any scarring that may have resulted from a previous infection.
What it Treats
Small red bumps
Varies depending on the size of the treatment area(s)—multiple 15 to 60-minute treatment sessions.
Female and Male
18 or older
Recovery & Downtime
There is no downtime for recovery after laser hair removal for folliculitis in Dayton, though your skin may feel sensitive, warm, and red immediately after the treatment. Most laser hair removal sessions are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to treat all hair growth cycles.
Why Try Folliculitis Treatment in Dayton?
Less Skin Irritation
Many forms of hair removal come with skin irritation, like razor burn, bumps, and itchiness as your hair regrows, especially shaving. Though you may experience some sensitivity right after treatment, once the hair follicles can no longer grow hair, there is virtually no irritation.
For some, scarring, acne, and bumps can make them self-conscious about their appearance. Treating folliculitis in Dayton can help you feel carefree and confident in your skin.
Simply put, laser treatment is the most effective folliculitis treatment in Dayton. Completely destroying the follicle makes infection and irritation a thing of the past.
The Folliculitis Treatment Process
What to Expect
Before treating your folliculitis in Dayton, you'll meet with a provider for a consultation. Certain skin and hair colors do not respond well to laser treatment, so it's essential to ensure that you are an ideal candidate before the treatment. Once we determine that you are a candidate for laser treatment, we will determine how many treatment sessions you'll need based on your desired results.
Your laser specialist will give you protective eyewear for your folliculitis treatments and ensure you are comfortable before beginning. Then, they will start and run the handpiece over the treatment area(s). You will feel a heat and tolerable snapping sensation from the laser, similar to a rubber band.
After your folliculitis treatment at PureMD, your provider will explain any aftercare protocol. A series of laser treatments produce the best results, so we will schedule your next session appointment(s) afterward.
Before Folliculitis Treatment, We Recommend:
- Shave 24 to 48 hours before your appointment. This ensures the laser can easily target the hair follicle, not the hair itself.
- Arrive at your appointment with clean bare skin without additional oils, creams, or lotions.
- Avoid activities or products that increase photosensitivity, such as excessive sun exposure or tanning beds.
- Consult your doctor about any medications that may interact with laser hair removal.
After Folliculitis Treatment in Dayton, We Recommend:
- Your skin is sensitive immediately after treatment, so do not shave, exfoliate, or do anything else abrasive to it.
- Apply cooling products like aloe vera as needed.
- Avoid excess sun exposure and protect your skin with SPF.
- Do not use products that may increase your photosensitivity.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is laser hair removal for treating folliculitis safe?
Laser treatment is safe if you go to a qualified provider. You should get an in-depth consultation with a trained laser professional to ensure you are a good candidate. A good provider will have the proper equipment and professional care.
How long do the results last?
How permanent laser treatment is for you depends on your hair's growth cycle, density, and other factors. Any hair regrowth after laser hair removal is usually less dense, finer, and lighter in color. Most people may need a yearly touch-up session to make their results permanent.
Is it worth treating folliculitis?
Whether it is worth getting treatment for folliculitis in Dayton depends on your priorities. For many, treating unwanted bumps and scarring takes up a lot of time and energy, and methods like shaving can cause ongoing skin irritation. While the cost of laser hair removal is an investment, many patients find it worth it for the long-term results and benefits.
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