Laser Hair Removal

#1
Hi All,

I have been suffering from PC for the past 2 ½ years. I was really determined to find someone that would be able to help me with this problem, but the hospital kept telling me I had to have surgery (which I had twice and as you can see it did not work or I wouldn’t be here writing you or you wouldn’t be here reading this post J ). So I did what any one else would do, turn to the internet for answers.


While reading up on what was working for some people I was chatting with a friend that lives in Jamaica who’s husband happens to be a General Surgeon he advised me that this was caused by ingrown hairs and that laser hair removal should stop the infections, but it had to be a specific laser unit/machine, ones that are only used in hospitals (as you have to be a licensed surgeon to use/purchase them. So going to the spa and asking for laser hair removal wont work I’ve read on this website that some people have had "regular" laser hair removal done and it does not work)

I am not going to lie I was a bit skeptical about this working. I was just so afraid I was going to get my hopes up only for failure, but sitting around not doing anything about it was failure enough for me so I called the Spa and booked an appointment. The staff at the office was very nice and very experienced! So I pushed my fears aside and decided to go ahead with the treatments (please note for Canadians OHIP does not cover these sessions you will have to pay out of pocket, its not too expensive. I can not tell you how much as it varies on your situation I did not have much hair).


The day of my first appointment I was very excited and scared; I never had any sort of laser hair removal done. Dr. Morgan explained to me what the feeling of the laser would be like and that my session was only going to take 10 minutes. And that I would need 6 sessions to get rid of all the hair. (The hair will grow back but not out of the pore that the previous hair was removed from, that pore is now dead. It is your bodies’ natural defense to produce hair) There is no down time so you can get back to your regular life as soon as you leave the office. The only thing you have to do is shower in lukewarm water for 3 days. That was a far better deal then having a wound nurse pulling gauze out my rear-end!


When I left the office and got into the car I sat on my rear-end, I have not been able to sit back or straight up for 2 ½ years! I have always had to sit on my leg or to the side (on my hip) to keep it from hurting even when it wasn’t infected. I have to say it was really nice to go home that night and sleep on my back. I must have smiled myself to sleep that night.


I am happy to say that my last infection was back in November of 2009 that was 9 months ago without a reoccurrence. I just cant believe that we PC sufferers have to go through all that pain that surgery brings when something like this could be taken care of in 10 minute laser sessions. Boggles the mind!


If anyone wishes to contact me you may do so by writing to


Best of luck to you all,


Gessica
 
#2
Wow! I'm so happy for you Gessica! great story. thank you for letting us know there's hope there. Would you mind to tell me a little more detail pls?

thank you. Jennifer
 
#3
Hi All,

I have been suffering from PC for the past 2 ½ years. I was really determined to find someone that would be able to help me with this problem, but the hospital kept telling me I had to have surgery (which I had twice and as you can see it did not work or I wouldn’t be here writing you or you wouldn’t be here reading this post J ). So I did what any one else would do, turn to the internet for answers.

While reading up on what was working for some people I was chatting with a friend that lives in Jamaica who’s husband happens to be a General Surgeon he advised me that this was caused by ingrown hairs and that laser hair removal should stop the infections, but it had to be a specific laser unit/machine, ones that are only used in hospitals (as you have to be a licensed surgeon to use/purchase them. So going to the spa and asking for laser hair removal wont work I’ve read on this website that some people have had "regular" laser hair removal done and it does not work)

I am not going to lie I was a bit skeptical about this working. I was just so afraid I was going to get my hopes up only for failure, but sitting around not doing anything about it was failure enough for me so I called the Spa and booked an appointment. The staff at the office was very nice and very experienced! So I pushed my fears aside and decided to go ahead with the treatments (please note for Canadians OHIP does not cover these sessions you will have to pay out of pocket, its not too expensive. I can not tell you how much as it varies on your situation I did not have much hair).

The day of my first appointment I was very excited and scared; I never had any sort of laser hair removal done. Dr. Morgan explained to me what the feeling of the laser would be like and that my session was only going to take 10 minutes. And that I would need 6 sessions to get rid of all the hair. (The hair will grow back but not out of the pore that the previous hair was removed from, that pore is now dead. It is your bodies’ natural defense to produce hair) There is no down time so you can get back to your regular life as soon as you leave the office. The only thing you have to do is shower in lukewarm water for 3 days. That was a far better deal then having a wound nurse pulling gauze out my rear-end!

When I left the office and got into the car I sat on my rear-end, I have not been able to sit back or straight up for 2 ½ years! I have always had to sit on my leg or to the side (on my hip) to keep it from hurting even when it wasn’t infected. I have to say it was really nice to go home that night and sleep on my back. I must have smiled myself to sleep that night.

I am happy to say that my last infection was back in November of 2009 that was 9 months ago without a reoccurrence. I just cant believe that we PC sufferers have to go through all that pain that surgery brings when something like this could be taken care of in 10 minute laser sessions. Boggles the mind!

If anyone wishes to contact me you may do so by writing to


Best of luck to you all,

Gessica
Did you have a hole/wound when you did the laser hair removal? I have been advised to have IPL but wondered if they would need to avoid the hole. Also, are they able to get right in the cleft? I am seeing a Dr tomorrow to ask where to get the IPL because I presume a beauty clinic would freak out when they see my wound!

thanks,
Andrew
 
#4
I have now spoken with one place and they said they couldn't do the laser treatment because I still have an open wound. Has anyone had IPL with an open wound? Does hair growth prevent healing of the wounds?
 

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#5
I'd also like to know how healed you need to be for IPL. My surgeon says it makes no difference in my case, possibly as I am middle aged so my hair is not as thick as it once was, but I would still like to think about doing it for my own piece of mind.
 
#9
I have done the laser hair removal while I had a little opening. I'm now PS free!! it's been more than two years! I really recommend the hair removal!
Thank you for sharing!
 
#10
Hmmm...very interesting! Do you guys think this is something that should be done prior to surgery -- or only after? On TV4 embarrassing bodies, the guy has it done before for the first time and then after for follow-up sessions...
 
#11
this is a great thread! second time i get it now i know ill most likly have a second cleft lift but im going to the doctor tomorrow n se what they say, i wanna do a second 1 tho not to riskt anything. but the hair removal! FUCK YEAH! ill go do it be4 and after the surgery.

btw i was free from PS for 5 years ish after my first surgery so it a BIG disapointment to get it back and ofc it affect my moode and shit around me but i did w8 for 12 month with my first PS since i got it 2007. in 1 year it did thunnel 12centimeter. it should be about 4-5 inch i think so i wont risk my second PS to thunnel anything at all ill just go and remove it ASAP! even tho it fucking sux but it will have to be done anyways..

bless u all with ur PS and i would defo!!!!! atleast if ur a hairy man like me, try hair removal for sure!
 
#12
My mom and I were thinking that laser hair removal would be good for me to do after my wound heals! I am almost there! I'm a girl and have really thick curly hair so it completely makes sense since i have ingrown hairs on my legs and such. So I am thinking laser hair removal all down my butt and the other unmentionable areas so I dont get any thing around there!
 
#13
So my PC has never drained. Its just the same small pea size since 2 years. And no pain and no wound either. Will the cyst just go away? How does that work?
 
#14
My son had open wound surgery in December 2011 which finally healed in September 2012 due to the care of a doctor whom I got off this website. He didn't actually do the surgery but agreed to assist with the healing process. He recommended laser hair removal to begin at least three months after the wound healed. Currently my son is having the hair removal done in the office of another doctor recommended by this doctor and also by this site. So far so good. He has already had three of five sessions. Not too expensive. $250.00 per session which is not covered by insurance. Anything that can be done to decrease the chance of a cyst recurring is worth the pain (minimal according to my son) and cost.
 
#15
I've had about 9 sessions to my entire face because life is stupid sometimes. The upper lip and chin are my least favorite areas to get done but by no means is it unbearable. Avoid the sun like the plague for a while after the session and if you do have to go outside use sunscreen. You'll probably swell up from it and I've found that taking a benadryl before helped with that. Depending on how far away the place is from you, pack an ice pack in a lunch cooler or something and apply it to your face as soon as you can. You can shave but don't pluck or wax. You might see an increase in growth, but it's really just the dead hairs working their way to the front and they'll fall out. I always panic after laser because I start to see more hair, but after a few days it falls out and it's easily covered up with makeup.
 
#16

While reading up on what was working for some people I was chatting with a friend that lives in Jamaica who’s husband happens to be a General Surgeon he advised me that this was caused by ingrown hairs and that laser hair removal should stop the infections, but it had to be a specific laser unit/machine, ones that are only used in hospitals (as you have to be a licensed surgeon to use/purchase them. So going to the spa and asking for laser hair removal wont work I’ve read on this website that some people have had "regular" laser hair removal done and it does not work)

I am not going to lie I was a bit skeptical about this working. I was just so afraid I was going to get my hopes up only for failure, but sitting around not doing anything about it was failure enough for me so I called the Spa and booked an appointment. The staff at the office was very nice and very experienced! So I pushed my fears aside and decided to go ahead with the treatments (please note for Canadians OHIP does not cover these sessions you will have to pay out of pocket, its not too expensive. I can not tell you how much as it varies on your situation I did not have much hair).
Hi, first you wrote that going to the spa won't work, but later you mentioned that you went to a spa? Can you please clarify that? Also, Which specific laser treatment did you get?
 
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