Laser Hair Removal as Pilonidal Treatment

Ciro Riccio

New Member
I had a completed surgery 8 years ago and evething was fine until now. So, about 6 months I thing my pilonidal is coming back, so I decided start the laser hair removal tratament and after 2 session it almost disappeared, BUT after the third session, immediately the day after it has became VERY sore and swollen, anyone has suggestion what could have happened?? (sorry for the poor english)
 

Mohammed Khan

New Member
@Ciro Riccio Yes, Sometimes it will swallow a bit after laser treatment but I think that depends on how experienced the person operating the machine. some use laser gun fast and some use avg speed, before you go laser treatment use a trimmer to trim down the hair. Warm bath will help you drain the cyst if you have puss in that area.(my doctor also mention that inside tub after some 30min try to sit on tailbone if you can control the cyst and it will burst itself) I took 12 session package and still have few left. Wonder if you did Cleft Lift surgery and where, cost?

Stay in touch.
 

Mohammed Khan

New Member
@Mom of PC son , how's your son doing? I still have few laser hair removal sessions left. Wonder if your doctor is mentioned on the list on this website. I am still in the process of making a decision for cleft lift. My cyst is small size like peanut but it recur every month or 6-8 weeks that's why I didn't adopted surgery right away. I can able to bare pain these days but I don't want my infection to grow. and I am definitely not in a hurry to go for surgery even I do have insurance. I want to complete all Laser Hair sessions first and if hair recur I will use another package and once the hairs are gone then I will go for surgery.

How to have augmentin you mention? can I just walk-in and ask doctor to give augmentin?

Thank you
 

Ciro Riccio

New Member
@Ciro Riccio Yes, Sometimes it will swallow a bit after laser treatment but I think that depends on how experienced the person operating the machine. some use laser gun fast and some use avg speed, before you go laser treatment use a trimmer to trim down the hair. Warm bath will help you drain the cyst if you have puss in that area.(my doctor also mention that inside tub after some 30min try to sit on tailbone if you can control the cyst and it will burst itself) I took 12 session package and still have few left. Wonder if you did Cleft Lift surgery and where, cost?

Stay in touch.
I haven´t the surgery yet, I did a total Excision 8 years ago (left open) and now it grow up again... very sore and the emergency doctor prescribed antibiotic, he said its necessary heal the infection first and after schedule the surgery. He also said the cyst is not ready for drain yet....
 

Mom of PC son

New Member
I'm sorry to hear it may be coming back. I would continue laser treatments if you can because it will be beneficial even if you eventually have to have surgery. If you can't get to doctor to excise and drain the cyst, try the warm baths and maybe you could try a drawing salve like Prid's drawing salve you can order cheap online or in a drug store. I have not tried it but heard good things about it drawing out infection. Once the cyst opens, I would keep antibiotic cream on it, use oral antibiotics and hopefully it will go away when the hair is gone. Many prayers for you and best wishes.
 

Ciro Riccio

New Member
Hello
Updating...
So, my cyst grew and increased a lot of pain, I visited my doctor and he drain it , which relieved a lot..... 5 days after I had an open wound excision, today I'm on the D+5 after surgery and I feel good....
Now.. time to take patience to full recovery..... my last surgery in 2009 it took about 8 weeks
 

Mom of PC son

New Member
Hello
Updating...
So, my cyst grew and increased a lot of pain, I visited my doctor and he drain it , which relieved a lot..... 5 days after I had an open wound excision, today I'm on the D+5 after surgery and I feel good....
Now.. time to take patience to full recovery..... my last surgery in 2009 it took about 8 weeks
I'm so glad to hear that!!! Prayers for continued healing. Thanks the update!
 

SAN58

New Member
@Mom of PC son
My prayers and wishes are with you and your family. I hope your son heals fast and gets back to his regular life soon. wonder what kind of doctors you visited? did you tried the doctors listed at this website who do clift lift? I will recommend you read this website lots of valuable info. I have completed 4 sessions and 5 sessions are remaining 10 weeks apart for LASER Hair @ Ideal Image. I started using Hibiclens recently for skin cleansing. From Last 6-8 Months I wasn't lucky to have insurance so I drain the cyst at home after warm bath. During my last visit on Jan 3rd 2017 at Wu-physicians here in St.Louis doctor gave me few options Lancing or Cleft Lift, I am thinking to delay the surgery for few more months. I already had lancing in the past with no help so that's not the option anymore.

I have a very small cyst and some doctors think it's a candidate for cleft lift and some think it's not pilonidal as I don't have any pits. I think I have pilonidal since it had all the effects of pilonidal cyst mention on this website.
Hi, If you are still on this site could you provide me with the doctors that you saw in St. Louis Mo for this issue? I really appreciate it! Thank you.
 
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