A pilonidal sinus is a small hole or "tunnel" in the skin. It usually develops in the cleft of the buttocks where the buttocks separate.
Most people associate the word sinus with the nose, but sinuses can occur anywhere in the body. Sinus is simply a medical term for a channel or cavity.
A pilonidal sinus will not usually cause any noticeable symptoms unless it becomes infected. This can cause a pus-filled abscess to develop. Signs that you may have an infection include pain, redness and swelling in the affected area.
Many patients we see have had the trauma of surgery to remove the infection and may continue to have a second or third occurrence. Prevention is better than cure! Laser treatment is an effective and affordable solution. Simply by killing the hair that is causing the infection, the otherwise very uncomfortable, very unpleasant medical condition may be eliminated.
Pilonidal sinuses commonly occur at the top of the buttocks and are often the result of trapped hairs.
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Many patients come to us to have the hair that is causing this infection treated. By stopping the hair growing, we stop the recurring infection. This is extremely effective and saves thousands of our patients the trauma of surgery and significant scarring.
Many GP’s refer patients here but unfortunately laser treatment is not covered on the NHS.
We will ensure your treatment is totally dignified and without the embarrassment often dreaded with such personal treatments. You can be assured of a professional code of practice following strict modesty and medical treatment protocols at all times.
Please refer to our Hair Removal page for details of this laser hair treatment.
We can discuss how laser treatment will work for you. Consultation is free* and allows you to be fully informed in a no- pressure, friendly, relaxed environment before you start your treatment.