It is obvious from the archival exchanges that the key to preventing pilonidal cyst flareups, and thus skirting surgery, is hair removal.
Dr. Stoll advocate chemical hair removers. With the advent of laser hair removal techniques, isn't this an equal or better option? It seems that through a few treatments spaced to catch all the hair as it emerges from its resting phase, you could permanently denude the area. The technique is virtually painless, there is no recuperation or other discomfort, and once it's done, it's done. While not inexpensive, it's certainly less costly than loss of time from work, surgery and its consequences, etc.
Has anyone given this a try?
Re: Pilonidal Cyst and Laser Hair Removal
Posted by Walt Stoll on February 16, 1999 at 12:04:59:
In Reply to: Pilonidal Cyst and Laser Hair Removal posted by Brian Weiss on February 15, 1999 at 14:53:03:
Hair removal only helps IF there is a "sinus". I am not familiar with laser removal but sounds good to me. If that works, that is what I would do for myself.