Folliculitis

KEY MANAGEMENT AREAS

  • PH CONTROL
  • BLOCKAGE CONTROL
  • P ACNE BACTERIA
  • INFLAMMATION
  • SCAR TISSUE
  • PIHP
  • REDNESS
  • EXTRACTION
  • HEALING

IN CLINIC PROTOCOLS
Over-the-counter treatments like Benzoyl Peroxide and retinal products help prevent and alleviate infection caused by ingrown hairs. Your healthcare professional may prescribe a steroid cream to help reduce redness or topical or oral antibiotics if infected. If ingrown hair is causing scarring and ongoing pimples or becomes cystic then it is recommended to try more permanent hair removal methods, such as laser hair removal, or alternatively to refrain from hair removal altogether.

THE PROBLEM:
Shaved or tweezed hair that grows back into the skin, causing inflammation. The main symptoms are small, solid bumps and pus-filled blisters. Ingrown hairs can become infected leading to cysts. At first, you might notice a small pimple-like bump that has hair on its surface. It may also be red in color. Over time – if the ingrown hair doesn’t go away – the small bump can transform into a much larger one. The resulting cyst can be red, white, or yellow in color. It may also be painful to the touch. Ingrown hair is common in black males aged 14 to 25, but it can affect anyone with curly or coarse hair.

THE SOLUTION:
Often an ingrown hair will go away on its own. In a few cases, a doctor or skin care therapist may release it by making a small sterile cut in the skin or using a tweeze to remove the hair. Letting hair grow out can help prevent the condition.

THE CAUSE:
As the name implies, the hair can’t break through the skin’s surface so it starts growing back into the skin. This is often found in curly hair types and can result from improper hair removal techniques. Whether you shave, wax, or tweeze, removing hair isn’t always clear-cut. The process itself can cause swelling, which may irritate your skin and lead to pimples and resulting cysts. Removing a hair can also cause the new hair to grow incorrectly (ie. sideways and eventually curl back down). When this happens, the pore can close over the hair so it becomes stuck, or ingrown. The skin responds by becoming inflamed, treating the curled-back hair as a foreign object.

LIFESTYLE TIPS:
Wash the area with a mild cleanser and warm water; apply a warm, wet washcloth over the ingrown hair. This helps open the follicle and allows it to drain. Hold the washcloth in place for 1 minute, then using a sterilized needle or tweezers, gently ease out the hair. Dry brushing and gentle exfoliation help soften the skin and remove dead skin cells which helps prevent ingrown hairs.

PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS

  • DEEP PORE WASH
  • i4 MEDICAL MIST
  • GLOSS PEELING SOLUTION
  • SALICARE SERUM
  • ROSE CLAY MASK
  • GLYCOLIC 50% PEEL
  • ULTRA REPAIR CREAM
  • FUSION AMPOULES: ACNE / MELIRUTIN
  • RETINOID 6% MASK

MORNING:
DEEP PORE WASH
14 MEDICAL MIST
SALICARE SERUM
COAT (MOISTURE BALANCE/ULTRA REPAIR)
SUNSCREEN SPF 50
IN FLAM MA TION POWDER +
MMS BIO-SPECIFIC AMINO BLEND

NIGHT:
DEEP PORE WASH
14 MEDICAL MIST
PIMPLES BE GONE – on pimples only
RETINOID – serum or cream
ULTRA LYMPH

WEEKLY ROUTINE:
GLOSS PEELING SOLUTION
ROSE CLAY MASK – leave for 10-15 minutes

HOME CARE: DERMASYSTEM

  • ANTI-OXIDANT POWER SERUM +
  • SUN CARE SPF 50
  • RETINOL 100 / 500, TRI-RETINOID R3 CREAM
  • GLOSS PEELING PADS
  • MSS BIO-SPECIFIC AMINO BLEND

THE RECOMMENDED SUB
PRODUCTS

  • DEEP PORE WASH
  • i4 MEDICAL MIST
  • PUMICE CLEANSER
  • PIMPLES BE GONE
  • SALICARE SERUM
  • ULTRA REPAIR CREAM
  • INFLAMMATION POWDER
  • GUT FLUSH MONTH
  • ULTRA LIVER
  • ULTRA LYMPH

Get In Touch

Call

083 447 7064

Email

info@dermaclinical.net

Address

66 Rivonia Road Chislehurston Sandton

Hours

Mon – Fri: 10am – 9pm
Weekends: 10am – 3m