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Ingrown hairs and skin irritation

Many people are known with ingrown hairs, irritation or bumps from shaving. This complaint can arise in all places of the body where hair grows.

Types

Hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa, is a process of chronic and recurring inflammations of the skin in the body folds, especially in the armpits and groin.

 Pseudofolliculitis barbae

Pseudofolliculitis barbae, is a condition characterized by shaving bumps, which arise when shaving the beard area. In this chronic skin condition, small inflammations are created by ingrown hairs. It mainly occurs in people with toned skin and often in men in the beard area.

Sinus pilonidalis

Sinus pilonidalis, is a hair nest cyst usually located in the buttock crevice. It is a cavity under the skin that has a connection through the skin to the outside. This can be recognized by a small hole or retraction in the skin. Besides the inflammation, a hair nest cyst can also cause a lot of pain and secretion of fluid and/or blood. To prevent repetition and/or extension, it is recommended to depilate the area by means of laser.

Treatment

Originate Among other things, this can be caused by shaving or resins, but it can also have an underlying cause. There are several skin conditions that cause skin irritation or ingrown hairs.

Treatment Various treatments for skin irritation and ingrown hairs are performed at Huidzorg Delft. We will assess your skin during the first consultation appointment. Then, we will discuss the best treatment plan with you. The most common treatments 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. This can also be achieved by means of:

Permanent hair removal for blonde and gray hair, cannot be performed with laser. In this case the treatment can be done with:

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Elektische epilatie

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