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Is it safe to go for laser hair removal after Pilonidal cyst surgery and Hidradinitis Suppurativa?

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Please suggest your candid opinion on Laser hair removal for a patient who just underwent Pilonidal Cyst surgery & Hidradinitis Suppurativa 3 weeks ago. When should the patient go for Laser Hair removal. Is it a must to remove hair on both the butt cheeks for fear of recurrence of Pilonidal Cyst. How many sittings of Laser hair removal are needed for large area such as both butt cheeks. Any side effects, in view of PS & HS surgeries? Can the patient get the hairs removed in underarm near HS area as well, besides the PS site at the tail bone area? Very confused about whether to go or not to go in for hair removal in view of these 2 problems, resulting in surgeries Also pl. suggest a good Laser Hair Removal Clinic and approximate cost per sitting in XXXXXXX AZ, 85226 area, USA please. What s'd be the frequency of each sitting? Thank you
Posted Fri, 27 Dec 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan 13 hours later
Brief Answer: Conservative is as good s laser,consult specialist Detailed Answer: Hello there! Thank you for asking. I went through your query and i want you to know that hair presence increase the odds of recurrence. So hair removal even by proper weekly or biweekly shave with a good hygiene maintenance and loose fitting clothes , site cleaning with warm shower water, sitz baths altogether are considered as effective as secondary surgeries for permanent cures of these hair removal but one thing is clear, Hair will increase chances of recurrences. I recommend above mentioned conservative approach. have a follow up visits to your surgeon and let him assess the status of the wound. he will give you better opinion whether to stay conservative or go for laser hair removal. In the later case here is the good laser hair removal site in your area 1-Chandler Laser Hair Removal 900 North 54th Street, Suite 4 XXXXXXX Arizona 85226 1-800-BE-IDEAL (1-800-234-3325) 2-Peoria-Glendale Laser Hair Removal 9780 West Northern Avenue, Suite 1170 Peoria, Arizona 85345 1-800-BE-IDEAL (1-800-234-3325) 3-Scottsdale Laser Hair Removal 7221 E. XXXXXXX Blvd., Suite 118 Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 1-800-BE-IDEAL (1-800-234-3325) Ask them. Consult them. they are specialists and they will be able to help you better. Good Luck with that. I hope i was of some help If you have any more queries please feel free to ask, i would be glad to answer. Other wise kindly close the discussion and rate the answer as per your experience. Take some very good care of your self Regards S Khan
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