Non-surgical ingrown hair treatment is a treatment method administered without the need for anesthesia and without dealing with procedures such as operating room, anesthesia examinations, and within 15 minutes you can return to your daily routine.
We use disposable equipment when administering your treatment. In this way, your treatment is carried out individually and without waste of time. There is no situation that prevents you from your work, such as staying in the hospital, pain, medical dressing. You can enjoy the comfort of being able to continue your routine after 15 minutes.
You can go to work on the same day, do sports, or you can continue your class or exam.
What Is Ingrown Hair(Pilonidal Sinus)?
This is a condition that occurs as a result of the hair growing under the skin and developing an infection process. Although this is a disease that can occur in any region with ingrown hair, the most common area is near the tailbone.
Slouching increases the likelihood of occurrence.
Since it usually takes time for the symptoms to appear, when it is diagnosed, progressed ingrown hair is often encountered. The most important symptom in diagnosis is pinhead-sized holes near the tailbone region.
A: 2 pinhead sized holes observed near the tailbone region.
B: Ingrown hair area can be drained with an incision.
C: The entire ingrown area can be removed
What are the Symptoms of Ingrown Hair?
- Pinhead-sized hole or holes
What are the Symptoms of Ingrown Hair in Women?
The same symptoms occur in women as in men. Ingrown Hair may not cause any symptoms in the early period, it can only be diagnosed by observing pinhead-sized holes in the tailbone area during this period. In later periods, symptoms such as itching, discharge, lump, pain, and swelling in the tailbone area may occur.
How Does Ingrown Hair Occur?
The main formation of ingrown hair occurs when hairs shed from the neck or back go into the tailbone area and puncture the skin there. Slouching increases the incidence.
How To Distinguish Ingrown Hair?
Ingrown Hair may not cause any symptoms in the early period, it can only be diagnosed by observing pinhead-sized holes in the tailbone area during this period. In later periods, symptoms such as itching, discharge, lump, pain, and swelling in the tailbone area may occur.
Who Has Ingrown Hair?
Ingrown Hair is more common in men, but it can also be observed in women. Risk factors that increase the incidence are excessive sweating, excessive hair loss, slouching, riding a motorcycle.
What Are The Risk Factors For Ingrown Hair?
Excessive sweating, excessive hair loss, slouching, and riding a motorcycle are risk factors.
Does Ingrown Hair Go Away On Its Own?
It is not possible for ingrown hair to go away on its own. The sooner it is detected, the easier it will be to treat.
In Which Areas Does Ingrown Hair Occur?
Although the tailbone is the most common place for ingrown hair, armpit and areas between the fingers are other areas where it can be observed frequently.
Does Ingrown Hair Recur After Treatment?
There is a 5-30% chance depending on the treatment method, the experience of the surgeon, your lifestyle, and your hair growth and sweating that Ingrown Hair may recur.
Pilonidal Sinus Treatment
Is There a Non-Surgical Treatment for Ingrown Hair?
It is possible to treat ingrown hair without surgery. Technique, experience and material quality are important here.
*** The technique, device and experience of the team in the non-surgical treatment of ingrown hair determine the likelihood of recurrence. ***
What is the Most Appropriate Treatment for Ingrown Hair?
There is no standard treatment method for ingrown hair, and the most appropriate treatment option is determined after examining the patient.
Ingrown Hair Surgery Methods
01. Crystalline Phenol Application
It is a treatment based on the principle of chemical cauterization using crystallized phenol. It can be used in patients who have early period ingrown hair. No stitches. No medical dressing is required. The patient can return to work on the same day. Administered by local anaesthesia. It may be necessary to repeat the process 2-3 times. The procedure takes 5 minutes.
02. Micro Sinusectomy
It is a method that can be used in early period ingrown hair. There are no stitches, or there may be 1-2 stitches. The patient can return to work on the same day. No medical dressing is required. Administered by local anaesthesia. The procedure is based on the principle of removing the sinus containing hair follicles as a small piece as possible. The procedure takes 5-10 minutes.
03. Micro Sinusectomy + Crystalline Phenol Application
It is the administration of phenol for hair follicles that may remain after micro sinusectomy. Administered by local anaesthesia. The procedure takes 10-15 minutes. The patient does not need to stay at the hospital. No medical dressing is required. A few stitches may be needed occasionally. The patient can return to work on the same day.
04. Primary Excision and Open Healing
It is a method that is not preferred by us because of the long healing process. It is based on the principle of removing the ingrown area widely and that area heals itself over time. The recovery period is 3 months on average. Medical dressing is required. The procedure can be performed with local, spinal or general anesthesia.
05. Primary Excision + Closure & Karydakis Procedure
The procedure is based on the principle of removing the ingrown area widely and suturing that area in patients who are not suitable for micro sinusectomy or crystallized phenol application. The suture line is shifted to the right or left of the midline in the Karydakis procedure.
The procedure can be performed with local, spinal or general anesthesia.
Medical dressing is required for 2 days. The procedure takes an average of 20-25 minutes. The patient can be discharged on the same day. There are stitches and it is important to avoid straining the stitch line for 15 days. Medical dressing is required for 2 days.
06. Limberg Flap Reconstruction
It is based on the principle of removing the ingrown hair area and closing that area with tissue taken from the hip.
It can be administered easily in all kinds of challenging and recurrent ingrown hair cases.
Our team achieves successful results even in cases of recurring ingrown hair 5-6 times.
The procedure can be performed with spinal or general anesthesia. Requires the patient to stay at the hospital for one night. The wound should be dressed for only 2 days. It is very important that the stitch line is not to be stretched for 15 days. The stitches should be removed on the 15th day.
It should be kept in mind that the technique, experience and material quality are the most important factors for your treatment.
What is the Process After Ingrown Hair Surgery?
Crystallized phenol, laser, micro sinusectomy, karydakis method, rhomboid flap, limberg flap methods can be performed in the treatment of ingrown hair. Depending on the method used, there may be a process ranging from returning to normal routine on the same day to processes where sitting and squatting for 2-3 weeks are prohibited. The suitable treatment method for you is determined only with the examination result.