If unsightly bumps and pimples keep appearing after you shave, you may have a common condition called hair bumps or folliculitis. While non-life-threatening, they can be embarrassing and itchy. Kenneth Robinson, MD, at The New Body Center® in Charleston, South Carolina, offers hair bump removal treatments to help your skin clear up and prevent reoccurrence. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.
Hair bumps, or folliculitis, is a common skin condition in which the hair follicles become inflamed. Hair bumps look like small red pimples or white-headed pimples where the hair grows, usually caused by a fungal or bacterial infection. The infection can spread, and the small spots turn into larger, crusty sores that don’t heal.
The signs and symptoms of hair bumps include:
Hair bumps may cause permanent hair loss, scarring, itchiness, or soreness. Depending on the location of your hair bumps, they can also be embarrassing.
A mild case of hair bumps resolves on its own within a few days. Severe or recurring hair bumps require a visit to The New Body Center®. If the bumps spread or don’t improve after a few days, you should contact a Dr. Robinson.
At The New Body Center®, Dr. Robinson reviews your medical history, inspects your hair bumps, and recommends the appropriate number of laser treatments to clear the area.
Laser hair removal is primary option to treat recurring hair bumps at The New Body Center. It completely removes the hair follicles to reduce hair regrowth in the treated areas, decreasing your risk for future hair bumps in the treated area.
Anyone can get hair bumps, but you’re at an increased risk if you:
You can also get hair bumps from shaving with a dull razor.
If you can’t seem to get rid of your hair bumps, or they tend to go away and reappear frequently, call The New Body Center® to schedule an appointment or book online today to learn about your treatment options.