Conventional surgery for pilonidal sinus (jeep seat) may take weeks to heal, and often fails to prevent a recurrence. David Gault was involved in the development of the first successful laser hair removal technology, and depilation laser treatment can be an innovative option to treatment pilonidal sinus. Indeed, it can be successful where many previous attempts have failed.
The combination of a limited smart exploration of a recurrent sinus with some currettage, followed by depilation treatment, can be even more effective.
Laser hair removal for the treatment of pilonidal sinus is sometimes covered by health insurance, particularly when the standard treatments have failed.