Folliculitis is a skin condition that occurs when the hair follicle becomes inflamed, resulting in a rash-like outbreak, eventual sores, and potential scarring. The most common reason for the inflammation can be attributed to infection, but there could be a number of reasons one suffers from the condition. If the condition goes untreated or is reoccurring, it can cause serious and permanent damage to the hair follicle, depending on if the inflammation is superficial or deep. If the follicle is deeply effected and scarring occurs, then hair loss and the inability for hair to regrow results. There are different, effective options that Cosmetic Surgeon and board-certified Dermatologist Dr. Anthony Nikko uses to address this condition. At The Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, TX, patients can be examined and treated for hair disorders like folliculitis.
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"Let me start by saying I don't post reviews often but I knew I wanted to post the review of my experience with Dr. Nikko and his staff as soon as possible now that I have gone through the entire process of body contouring and all the follow ups and seen the final results. I know when I was doing my research on doctors I relied a lot on reviews and wanted to give my honest opinion and review of my experience. My experience was truly fabulous all around from the initial consultation to my follow up phone calls to the procedure itself and the post op consultations. Stephanie was my go-to contact and she was just so sweet and informative and I knew I was in good hands from the beginning. Mark took great care of me and ensured my comfort during and immediately after the procedure. Dr. Nikko truly has an eye for perfection and I couldn't be happier with my results. I feel that there are so many options in Houston for these procedures and even though I did my due diligence in research, when it comes to body contouring its also an art in my opinion and the doctor has to have a good eye for shape and symmetry. I have curves in all the right places that I never dreamed I could have and Dr. Nikko made it possible. He could see the future and the potential for my shape far beyond what I could have hoped for. I would highly recommend Dr. Nikko for any body contouring procedures you might be thinking about...life's too short...get the body you want and live your best life :) !!! I AM!!!"- K.C. / Yelp / Mar 21, 2019
"My experiences with every visit at Dr. Nikko’s are always so pleasant. The staff are very inviting and extremely enthusiastic. My go-to is Crystal for my Botox injections. She has been attentive to my needs and preferences since day one. After having a bad first Botox experience at another location, I was extremely hesitant to try it again. Crystal made me feel so comfortable but most importantly, listened!! I definitely recommend Dr. Nikko and his team."- M.C. / Google / Mar 21, 2019
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Causes of Folliculitis
Viruses or Bacteria
The most common cause of folliculitis is an outside infection due to bacteria, such as staphylococcus aureus, viruses, or fungi that invade the hair follicles and create an outbreak.
Inflammation can occur from ingrown hairs, causing an infection to set in and folliculitis to take over the hair follicles.
Damaged hair follicles are highly susceptible to infection. Damage can be caused by friction from a razor blade or tight clothing, as well as trapped sweat, and scrapes or wounds from surgery or injury.
Depending on the severity of the folliculitis, different treatment options will be recommended to remedy the situation. If the case is less severe, then medications, such as topical creams or shampoos can be applied to clear up the inflammation, or antibiotics may be an appropriate method as well. On the other hand, if the infection is not superficial, minor procedures can be performed to combat the infection. If the folliculitis has caused hair loss, then Dr. Nikko offers advanced FUE treatments to restore the hair pattern.