Folliculitis

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

Folliculitis:

  • Is an infection or inflammation of a hair follicle
  • Usually appears as tiny 1 mm to 3 mm pink pumps or “white heads” with a single hair visible in the centre of each lesion
  • May be caused by applying excessive amounts of gel, moisturizer, pomades, oils, conditioner to the scalp or body
  • May also be caused by getting heavy oils, greases, cutting oils and tar on the skin
  • May be caused by the use of steroids ointments on the skin

Treatment:

  • Avoid tight clothing
  • Use mineral make-up that will not block your pores
  • Avoid applying heavy oils and other greasy or oily products to the skin or scalp
  • Use an antiseptic cleanser to wash your skin or hair every day
  • Antibiotic lotions or solutions may be applied to the affected area twice daily
  • In stubborn cases antibiotic pills may be required
    • In some cases the folliculitis returns as soon as the antibiotics are stopped and the antibiotics have to be continued for 2 months or more
  • In stubborn cases, microdermabrasionchemical peels, and laser hair removal can be very helpful

Which aesthetic products and procedures can be used to treat and improve folliculitis?

Do I need to get a doctor’s referral to set up an appointment?

  • A referral from your doctor is required to see Dr. Vignjevic for medical treatment of folliculitis
  • If you wish you speak to one of our aestheticians regarding the products and procedures above, a referral is not necessary
  • You can phone the aesthetic centre directly at (905) 549-7873 to book a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable technicians

When can I start having treatments?

  • Today!
  • For your convenience, the services above are available in my office

What if you are interested to learn more?

  • If you would like to learn more:
    • Please click on the blue text links above
    • E-Mail Us
    • Or call our aesthetic centre directly at (905) 549-7873 to book a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable technicians

Would you like to see a Video Demonstration?

  • I am pleased to offer a new section on the website with video demonstrations of various procedures
  • To watch a video-clip in which Dr. V talks about: