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Hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa, also known as acne estopica or acne inversa. This skin problem is a process of chronic and recurring inflammation of the skin. It mainly manifests itself in the body folds, such as the armpits and groin.

Treatment Hidradenitis suppurativa

Originate Hidradenitis suppurativa usually starts during or after puberty between the ages of 20 and 25. Hidradenitis is more common in women than in men. A sinus piloridalis, on the other hand, is most often seen in men.

Inflammation Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammation of the hair follicles by blocking the exit of these hair follicles. In this form of acne, the hair follicle (which consist of skin cells) continues to produce horn, which then accumulates in the hair follicle. Eventually, the hair follicle bursts, causing inflammation of the sebaceous glands, sweat glands and other structures of the skin.

Symptoms  The main symptom of the form of acne is the appearance/development of an abscess (deeper inflammation). An abscess is a cavity filled with dead material and pus. Because of the deep inflammation, another way out is sought. This creates corridors and channels under the skin that connect to each other, called fistulas. It is unclear what causes the inflammatory process.

Negative factors Some factors have a negative effect on hidradenitis suppurativa. The most important one is smoking. Obesity, hormonal factors, hereditary predisposition, chafing and friction of the skin can also have a negative influence on the course of this skin condition.

Treatment Various treatments for Hidradenitis suppurativa are offered at Huidzorg Delft. During the first consultation appointment we will assess your skin. Then we will discuss a tailor-made treatment plan with you. The most common methods for hidradenitis suppurativa are:

Permanent hair removal with the Alexandrite or YAG laser ensures that no new hair follicles are closed. This, of course has a beneficial effect on the inflammation. Removing inflammations will make the skin appear more calm.

The inflammations can also cause adhered scars. These scars can cause movement restrictions, but you can also find these cosmetically disturbing. Permanent hair removal for blonde and gray hair, cannot be performed with laser. In this case the treatment can be done with:

Common treatment methods are:

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Elektische epilatie

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