Treatment for Folliculitis and Pseudofolliculitis

Treatment for Folliculitis and Pseudofolliculitis

Exfoliation is the first procedure to be performed in treatments for folliculitis and pseudofolliculitis, but we need to be aware of the skin's current condition, such as active folliculitis where exfoliation is completely contraindicated.

On the other hand, exfoliation is necessary for pseudofolliculitis as it promotes cellular renewal, thins the skin, and consequently helps the hair to come out.

Topical therapy with cosmetics and antiseptic and healing agents already available in the market assist in milder phases of these conditions. However, in severe cases, we should always refer our clients to dermatological medical care. It's important to remember that as healthcare professionals, we have the responsibility to limit ourselves to treatments using cosmetics, and any medicinal action should be prescribed by a physician.

Other important factors to prevent the aggravation of the process are avoiding heat on the affected area, friction, and occlusion. Cosmetics with anti-inflammatory and soothing properties are welcomed at this stage.


When professionals choose a cosmetic product, they must be knowledgeable about active ingredients, which are substances with proven effectiveness that promote various actions, such as hydration, wound healing, oil control, soothing, lightening, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, among others. They are capable of assisting professionals in making the best choices for prevention, treatment, and maintenance of the skin.

Below are some important active ingredients for controlling and treating folliculitis, pseudofolliculitis, and hyperpigmentation caused by these conditions:

Physical Exfoliants: Recommended for prevention, treatment, and maintenance of the skin, provided there are no lesions.

The exfoliating beads should be gentle and appropriate for the specific region, such as the face and body, which have different types of skin.


  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Cellular stimulant, promoting skin regeneration
  • Antioxidant, ideal for preventing aging caused by free radicals
  • Antibacterial, reducing the action of skin bacteria
  • Analgesic, a very interesting compound for controlling the process of folliculitis, for example.

Depil Bella offers a facial and body exfoliant developed for the prevention of folliculitis, providing all the described benefits above, as well as aiding in skin softness and preparing it for effective hydration.

Post-depilatory creams are essential for the control and prevention of folliculitis. They need to contain soothing and anti-inflammatory agents that can effectively address skin irritations.


  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Lightening agent
  • Soothing
  • Minimizes skin irritations
  • Anti-microbial
  • Wound healing

Depil Bella's Alfazulen cream contains the active ingredients Alpha-bisabolol, chamomile, and Vitamin E. It is highly cicatrizing, capable of reducing skin healing time by up to 25% for skin lesions, and has an Anti-Microbial effect, reducing the action of bacteria at the application site.

Clay-based masks have been widely used in protocols as they can hydrate, desensitize, soothe, and control bacterial activity in the skin's natural flora.


  • Detoxifying
  • Drying
  • Controls oiliness
  • Bactericidal
  • Wound healing


  • Wound healing
  • Lightening agent
  • Hydrating
  • Soothing

We always recommend the white and green clays from Raavi Dermocosmetics, as they undergo rigorous microbiological control and are indicated for the prevention and treatment of folliculitis.

In addition to treating folliculitis, we need to be attentive to the sequelae it leaves on the skin, which often manifest as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (dark spots).

Using lightening agents will make all the difference, but it's crucial to choose the right type of lightening agent. Depilation professionals are only permitted to use products specifically designed for depilatory purposes, and the use of acids and aesthetic or dermatological depigmenting agents without proper authorization is not allowed.


  • Lightening action
  • DNA repair
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Promotes cellular renewal
  • Combats free radicals
  • Prevents aging


  • Lightening action
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Delays hair growth by inducing the catagen phase of hair physiology

These active ingredients compose Depil Bella's Serum Clareador (Lightening Serum), which utilizes intelligent lightening technology to act on post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation continuously and safely. This product is recommended for depilation professionals.

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