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Rosacea & Folliculitis

Anabel Kingsley

Brand President

Published Jan 2016

What is Folliculitis?

Folliculitis is an inflammation of your hair follicle, often (but not always) caused by a bacterial infection. It can occur on any area of skin where hair follicles are present — including the scalp.

If you have folliculitis, you will notice the formation of tiny pustules at the affected follicle openings. The condition can cause intense itching and tenderness. But try not to scratch — this can result in your hair being shed prematurely.

Treatment for Folliculitis

Most types of folliculitis are easily treated with topical antiseptics, such as creams and lotions, or oral antibiotics. However, the condition may recur once it has been cleared.

For more information on our treatment of folliculitis, please contact the Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic in London or New York.

 

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition, characterised by red blotches and papules. You may also experience visible blood vessels and scaly patches. It affects more women than men, and occurs predominantly in those between the ages of 30 and 50. People with fairer skin are at greater risk.

Rosacea most commonly occurs on the face (cheeks and chin). However, it can also affect the scalp, causing flaking, itching and redness. There is currently no cure for rosacea, but symptoms can usually be managed.

For more information on our treatment of rosacea, please contact the Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic in London or New York.