Folliculitis is a type of skin irritation brought on by damage to the hair follicles, resulting in the formation of small bumps, pimples or sores. Depending on the cause, patients may experience it as an acute or chronic condition. Common triggers for folliculitis include skin infection, shaving and dermatitis. When severe or persistent, folliculitis can be very painful and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are effective options available for those in need of severe folliculitis treatment. Let’s explore how folliculitis symptoms may be eased with treatment from a dermatology professional.
Severe Folliculitis Treatment Options at Kessel Dermatology
At Kessel Dermatology in Hamilton Square, NJ, we provide a range of targeted treatments for bothersome skin irritation caused by folliculitis. Our expert practitioners are dedicated to helping each and every patient find an individualized treatment plan that will successfully address their symptoms and concerns.
Severe folliculitis treatment options available at our office include:
- Oral antibiotics or topical antibiotic/steroid creams, lotions or gels – For mild to severe cases of folliculitis, these treatments can help to reduce skin inflammation, swelling and redness while treating infected hair follicles.
- Narrowband Ultraviolet B (NbUVB) light therapy – For stubborn, ongoing folliculitis breakouts, NbUVB light therapy may be recommended. Our trained skin care providers use a specific frequency band of ultraviolet light (311 – 313 nm) that is clinically proven to safely treat folliculitis and other skin conditions with minimal risk of side effects.
In some cases, treatment methods may be combined to help clear up folliculitis bumps as quickly as possible.
Locate the Right Treatment for Your Skin Issue with Our Professionals
Folliculitis and other forms of skin irritation can interfere with your comfort and confidence, especially when they persist or recur. At Kessel Dermatology, we understand this, and we truly care about helping our patients address their unique skin concerns.
We proudly offer all the most advanced treatments for folliculitis and other common medical dermatology conditions, including several different kinds of light therapy. To schedule an appointment to make a personalized treatment plan with one of our knowledgeable providers, call our office at 609-890-2600.