Pilonidal disease is a skin infection that appears in the crease of the buttocks — anywhere from the tailbone to the anus. It is usually caused by the ingrown hair the sacro-coccyx area. Symptoms of pilonidal cyst include intermittent pain, discomfort, swelling, purulent or bloody discharge from the tailbone area. The symptoms usually aggravate when patient spends long time in sitting position.
There are several treatment methods available that include:
- incision and drainage of the cyst
- injections with phenol or acidic chemical compounds
- antibiotics treatment
- laser therapy.
Laser treatment is a modern, minimally invasive and effective method of pilonidal cyst therapy. Firstly, the openings of the cysts are widen and removed. Then, the surgeon inserts a special laser fiber and obliterates the fistula canal and the pit of the pilonidal cyst. The wound is flushed out before continuing the procedure. The above steps are repeated several times for radical treatment. The use of laser treatment allows an effective therapy for pilonidal cyst, reduces perioperative trauma and guaranties quick return to the daily activities. After the surgery, you will be recommended to shave the hair from the buttock area in order to reduce chances for recurrence of pilonidal cyst.