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Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles. Men and women can develop folliculitis, which appears on any body part with hair. The most common areas are the face, scalp, chest, back, and legs.

Folliculitis symptoms

There are many different reasons why someone might develop folliculitis, including: 

  • Bacterial infection: this is the most common cause of folliculitis. Bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus (staph) can get into the hair follicles and cause inflammation. 

  • Exposure to oils or chemicals: this can include using hair products, cosmetics, sunscreens, or any other chemical that meets the skin. 

  • Friction from clothing: tightly fitting clothes or underwear.

Folliculitis treatment

Folliculitis is not usually a serious condition, but it can become a chronic problem if not treated properly.


Following treatments are recommended

Book an initial consultation for $100 (1 hour) to create a tailored treatment plan for your skin needs and budget.

Disclaimer: Book your initial consultation with a qualified esthetician now to have your skin concerns assessed. Results may vary, depending on the individual. Primavera Clinic can consult with you to confirm if this treatment is right for you.

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