At Laser 360 Clinic, we are specialists in laser treatment for pilonidal sinus. Our team consists of laser experts, surgeons and healthcare professionals who have spent years gathering knowledge and expertise in treating pilonidal sinus to end the suffering of patients. Our clinic not only operates in Delhi, but also in other cities of India including Varanasi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Jodhpur and Kota, among others.
Here, we are going to talk about pilonidal sinus with an aim of enlightening you regarding the condition.
First, What is Pilonidal Sinus?
A pilonidal sinus is a small tunnel or hole in the skin. The hole is typically found at the top of the cleft between the buttocks. In some people, small depressions or dents in the skin naturally develop in this area. In these dents in the skin, pilonidal sinuses are formed and usually around hair follicle. Healthcare professionals are not sure of the exact cause of a pilonidal sinus, but it might be due to ingrown hairs or when the small depressions in the skin get blocked with bits of skin and hair. Then, the sinus might get infected.
Who are at Risk?
Pilonidal sinuses are extremely common in young adults. They are rarely seen in people over 40 years old or children. They seem to occur more often in people who have excessive body hair. They are slightly more common in men than women.
The following factors may increase the risk of developing pilonidal sinuses:
- Spending hours sitting down
- Frequent skin irritation
- Previous injury to the skin
- A family history of this condition
What are the Causes of a Pilonidal Sinus?
As we have already mentioned, the exact cause is unknown. But, the possible causes are:
- Hormonal changes in the body
- Hair puncture
- Wearing clothes that are too tight. Since the clothes don’t allow the body to breathe, it leads to excessive sweating and dirt gets deposited in the natal cleft
- Sitting for very long hours
- Excessive hair growth in the body and the hair is coarse
When a pilonidal sinus gets infected, you can experience the following signs and symptoms:
- Swelling and pain, especially when you are trying to sit while wearing tight clothes
- The formation of a small dimple-like structure that turns delicate and red when infected
- A frequent feeling of weakness and nausea
- An abscess full of puss
What is the Best Treatment?
The best treatment for pilonidal sinus is laser surgery in Delhi. This treatment involves undergoing a pin hole surgery where our laser experts will make a small hole using laser radial fiber. Upon gaining access to the sinus tract, the tract will be cleared and laser energy will be used to thermally ablate, and close off the abnormal pathway.
Unlike traditional surgical methods, laser treatment for pilonidal sinus in Delhi NCR doesn’t involve cutting open the sinus tract. The procedure is minimally invasive and since there are no big cuts, you won’t feel pain. You won’t even lose blood and will not require stitches. The entire process takes only about 40 minutes and there are no chances of recurrence.
However, since we will be making a small hole to deliver laser energy to your sinus tract, you may feel slight discomfort after the surgery. But, it is nothing that a few painkillers and a few hours of sleep cannot take care of. The best part is that you can start living your normal life from the 3rd day of undergoing a laser surgery.
For more information, schedule a consultation appointment with one of Laser 360 Clinic’s laser experts.