Fungal Acne vs. Regular Acne

Fungal Acne:

Fungal acne is a skin condition called pityrosporum folliculitis. It is one of many types of folliculitis, an infection in your hair follicle. It's caused by an overgrowth of a yeast called Malassezia that most people have naturally on their skin. But, when your hair follicles are damaged (for instance, when you shave) or blocked, the yeast can grow into the hair follicle and cause an infection.

Fungal Acne vs. Regular Acne: It's common for fungal acne to be confused with regular acne (acne vulgaris). Both types lead to pimples because they are both caused by an infection in your hair follicles, which are the pores that surround the roots and strands of your hair. The difference is in what causes the infection. In fungal acne, the infection is caused by a fungus called Malassezia yeast that's gotten into your hair follicles because they're damaged or blocked. In regular acne, your hair follicles are blocked with dead skin, oil, and bacteria.  Fungal acne can look like regular bacterial acne, but there are a few key differences. Regular acne varies in size and usually shows up as cysts, blackheads, and/or whiteheads. Fungal acne typically appears as uniform red bumps and tiny white pustules. These bumps don’t usually come to a head and they can sometimes feel itchy

What Causes Fungal Acne? The cause of fungal acne is an overgrowth of Malassezia yeast that has infected your hair follicles. Damage may happen to your follicles when you:

  • Rub skin against skin, clothes, or other materials often (chafing)
  • Wax, pluck, or shave your hair
  • Use a hot tub or whirlpool
  • Rub or touch your skin often
  • Leave your skin hot and damp (for instance, after you exercise for long periods of time or when you live in a hot, humid area)

No preparation needed for Microdermabrasion.

We do recommend to avoid sun exposure and no waxing,

plucking or shaving 2 weeks prior to your treatment.

Microdermabrasion treatments are extremely safe and effective.

Any redness, temporary flaking and mild discolouration

will disappear after your treatment.

 

No preparation needed for Microdermabrasion.

We do recommend to avoid sun exposure and no waxing,

plucking or shaving 2 weeks prior to your treatment.

Microdermabrasion treatments are extremely safe and effective.

Any redness, temporary flaking and mild discolouration

will disappear after your treatment.

 

No preparation needed for Microdermabrasion.

We do recommend to avoid sun exposure and no waxing,

plucking or shaving 2 weeks prior to your treatment.

Microdermabrasion treatments are extremely safe and effective.

Any redness, temporary flaking and mild discolouration

will disappear after your treatment.