Hidradenitis suppurativa is also called acne ectopica, or acne inversa. This skin problem is a process of chronic and recurrent inflammation in the skin by closing the outlet of hair follicles. This creates a form of acne that occurs mainly in the body folds, such as the armpits and groin.
Hidradenitis suppurativa usually begins during or after puberty at an age between 20 and 25 years. Hydradenitis is more common in women than in men.
Hidradenitis suppurativa can be treated effectively and safely by the skin therapists at Huidzorg West. In the initial consultation, we first assess your skin. We then come up with a suitable treatment plan, the most common of which are the following treatments:
The cause of hidradenitis suppurativa is a blocked hair follicle caused by a keratinous growth or another nearby inflammation. The blockage causes skin cells to accumulate, followed by swelling and bursting of the hair follicle, which ultimately causes subcutaneous inflammation.
Factors that may aggravate hidradenitis suppurativa:
Depending on the skin appearance of hidradenitis suppurativa, this can be treated at Huidzorg West by laser hair removal and acne therapy.
In addition to the treatments in our practice, good home care is important. It also helps to prevent new inflammations.
Depending on the skin type, there are various therapeutic skin care products that can be used to balance the skin but also to promote the process of reducing hidradenitis suppurativa. At Huidzorg West we are happy to give you appropriate skin advice.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is often characterised by a mixed appearance. The symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa are extensive inflammation in and around the hair follicles.
Sometimes these hair follicles have dilated drainage channels or pus plugs develop. When inflammation breaks out from under the skin, large abscesses form which, over time, find their way to the outside.
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