Folliculitis is a common skin condition characterized by the inflammation of hair follicles. This condition can range from mild to severe and may cause symptoms such as itching, tenderness, or discomfort. At SkinPerfected, we offer innovative solutions to combat the condition. 


  • Itching or burning sensations 
  • Pain or tenderness around hair follicles
  • Clusters of small red bumps or white-headed pimples
  • Swelling and inflammation 
  • Crusting or scabbing 
  • Fluid-filled blisters or abscesses
  • Darkening or hyperpigmentation 


Understanding the various causes of folliculitis is essential for implementing preventive measures and selecting appropriate treatment options to address the underlying factors contributing to the condition. Folliculitis, the inflammation of hair follicles, can arise from various causes, including:

  • Bacteria entering the hair follicle through small cuts or abrasions on the skin
  • Fungal accumulation such as yeast 
  • Ingrown hairs, where the hair curls back and penetrates the skin instead of growing outward
  • Friction and irritation from tight clothing, repetitive movements, or shaving 
  • Prolonged exposure to contaminated hot tubs or pools 
  • Blockage of hair follicles by oils, sweat, or cosmetic products 
  • Individuals with weakened immune systems, HIV/AIDS, or undergoing chemotherapy
  • Underlying skin conditions such as acne, eczema, or dermatitis 

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Shannon Morrow

In 2022, Shannon founded SkinPerfected in Chicago, offering luxurious yet scientifically proven treatments. With a focus on safety, effectiveness, and minimal discomfort, she assembled a top-notch team dedicated to providing exceptional care. Shannon’s commitment is to enhance one’s natural beauty!


Cosmetic treatment options for folliculitis aim to alleviate inflammation, improve skin texture, and reduce the appearance of blemishes caused by the condition. One approach involves chemical peels to offer a deeper exfoliation of the skin that unclogs pores and promotes cell turnover. 

Another cosmetic option is laser therapy, which can help improve the overall appearance of the skin by reducing redness, evening out skin tone, and stimulating collagen production. Consulting with SkinPerfected will help determine the most suitable cosmetic treatment plan tailored to individual needs and preferences.

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Dealing with folliculitis? SkinPerfected provides comprehensive solutions designed to assist you. Our skilled skincare professionals will assess the condition of your skin, listen to your worries and aspirations, and craft a personalized treatment regimen to support you in achieving the results you desire. To explore your eligibility further, reach out to us online or drop by our facility in Naperville, IL to schedule a consultation.

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