Folliculitis is the infection and inflammation of hair follicles, one of the most common side effects of hair shaving. It’s a skin condition in which hair follicles become inflamed. It’s usually caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. At first it may look like small red bumps or white-headed pimples around hair follicles — the tiny pockets from which each hair grows. The infection can spread and turn into non-healing, crusty sores.
The condition isn’t life-threatening, but it can be itchy, sore and embarrassing. Severe infections can cause permanent hair loss and scarring. Certain types of folliculitis are known as hot tub rash, razor bumps and barber’s itch.
Unfortunately, there are not very many effective treatments for hair folliculitis, except topical antibiotics which have temporary effect until new folliculitis occur.
Viora has the perfect solution for the problem!
With Viora’s V-IPL you can treat both hair removal, and hair Folliculitis!
Since the light-based treatment destroys the hair follicles, the treatment is actually preventing and treating the infection by destroying the “host environment” for the bacteria or fungi. In addition, the light therapy (especially the spectrum of red-infrared” light) has a positive effect on inflammation with a “coming” outcome. The treatment is performed according to the “classic” hair removal protocol, with 4-10 weeks intervals according to treated anatomic area with Viora’s V-IPL handpiece, available on V20 and V30 platforms. Together, with outstanding contact cooling and Viora’s Proprietary Technology, PCR™, the treatment is fit exactly to the patient’s skin type and most importantly, the hair’s characteristics, such as color, thickness and depth.