Laser Hair Removal for Pilonidal Cysts
When the simple act of sitting down becomes painful, steps must be taken to address the issue.
Allow us to explain.
Have you ever heard of a pilonidal cyst or pilonidal sinus? They’re abscess-like growths forming near the tailbone. And when they flare, they can be very uncomfortable.
But did you know proactive measures can be taken to avoid their recurrence as well as a surgical intervention? Laser hair removal can come to the rescue.
Read on to find out how.
What is a pilonidal cyst?
A pilonidal cyst is an area of skin that contains loose hair and skin debris. It is almost always located near the tailbone near the top of the buttocks. An ingrown hair can also cause a pilonidal sinus.
How do pilonidal cysts occur?
The cysts form when body hair punctures the skin and becomes embedded in the skin. And if they become infected, they can become especially painful.
Cysts can be drained by a medical professional with a scalpel. But in some more serious cases, surgery can be necessary.
They are most common in adult males, and they tend to recur in people who sit for long periods of time.
… laser hair removal can be a saving grace.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal for pilonidal cysts?
It should be noted if you currently have a pilonidal abscess and want treatment, laser hair removal is not an option for you. You should consult your doctor for the proper course of pilonidal cyst treatment.
However, if you have a history of pilonidal cysts and want to prevent them from occurring again, laser hair removal is indeed a great option.
Laser hair removal significantly reduces excess hair by targeting the hair follicle in order to compromise its growth cycle. Following seven to 10 sessions, you’ll be left with permanent results and smooth, hair-free skin. And far less of a chance of those cysts flaring again.
What is the best method to prepare yourself for laser hair removal for a pilonidal cyst?
Laser hair removal will require you to prepare the area around the buttocks for laser treatment.
Removing all excess hair in the area is a must, and doing this via shaving about 24 hours before treatment is recommended. Be sure to use light pressure. The area is already sensitive, and too much pressure may result in irritation or cuts in the area.
Also, if needed, apply some aloe vera where you shaved. But DO NOT apply any other lotions or creams.
It’s good to know that steps can be taken to prevent pilonidal cysts.
Oh, absolutely. Pilonidal cysts are no joke. They’re painful and typically located in an area where relief is difficult to attain.
That’s why laser hair removal can be a saving grace. If you’ve dealt with pilonidal cysts in the past (remember, you can’t get laser hair removal treatment with one appearing on the skin), consult a laser hair removal professional. You’ll be able to rid yourself of literal pain!