Hidradenitis Suppurativa Beverly Hills

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a rare skin condition that occurs primarily in the armpits and groin, or any area of the body where skin rubs together -- including between thighs or under the breasts. Tiny bumps are the first stage, which then become infected and break open, releasing pus and leaving scars. This is a very unpleasant skin condition that greatly affects the quality of life and confidence of those who suffer with it. Dr. Liu has a very through understanding of the condition and offers Hidradenitis Suppurativa treatment Beverly Hills patients are looking for.

Symptoms of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa symptoms include:

  • Blackheads or pimple-like abscesses
  • Painful lump in the groin or inner thigh that grows larger over time
  • Double-barreled blackheads
  • Pus-filled abscesses
  • Fistulas, or leaking sores, that do not heal and create tunnels beneath the skin

Diagnosing Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Determining if you have Hidradenitis Suppurativa will require a professional diagnosis. The symptoms typically start out mild and then worsen with time. An accurate diagnosis will require a biopsy to identify the condition, followed by a custom treatment plan. Hidradenitis Suppurativa often starts during puberty but can begin at any point in life.

Many people who suffer from Hidradenitis Suppurativa have family members that also live with this very uncomfortable and unpleasant condition. If you have been diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa, we urge you to connect with Dr. Perry Liu, a highly-skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills.

What Causes Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

While the cause of Hidradenitis Suppurativa is not fully understood, it is generally believed that it is caused by a malfunction of the immune system along with defective hair follicles. The follicles become blocked, leading to the bumps, and then infection.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa does not develop due to poor hygiene or infection. It is a non-contagious skin disease that can affect any person, in any walk of life, of any ethic background. Hidradenitis Suppurativa is more common in patients who are overweight or who have suffered from acne breakouts. As the condition is unsightly, painful, and extremely unpleasant, finding an effective treatment is an urgent matter, and Dr. Perry Liu can help. From minor surgical treatments to more advanced surgical procedures involving excising a larger skin area which is then treated with skin grafts.

Treatment for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is often made more severe through irritation, and it may be helpful to wear loose-fitting clothing and eliminate irritants such as scented products or creams. Scented deodorants or any product containing fragrances can inflame the skin and cause the Hidradenitis Suppurativa to worsen.

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