Folliculitis in Hair Transplantation: Dermatologist’s Point of View

  • Dell Kristie A. Ortega-Castillejos


Folliculitis is an inflammatory reaction which involves the superficial portion of the pilosebaceous unit, mainly starting from the follicular opening. It usually presents as a small, dome-shaped pustule around the hair follicle, commonly found over the scalp, beard area, axillae, extremities and buttocks. Hair transplantation involves removal of follicular grafts from the donor area and transplanting it over the recipient sites. This procedure may sometimes result to post-operative recipient site folliculitis, which may cause delayed or even less growth of transplanted hair.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologySt. Luke’s Medical Center, QCManilaPhilippines
  2. 2.Hair Restoration Surgery/ISHRS, DHT ClinicBangkokThailand

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