Laser Hair Removal for Pilonidal Disease

Funding requests for a referral for laser hair removal for pilonidal disease.

Related keywords
hair removal, laser, pilonidal abscess, pilonidal sinus, sacrococcygeal fistula
Who can apply
General Practitioner, Consultant
Referral routes
Exceptional Funding Request Panel

Pilonidal Disease is a skin disorder usually found in the midline of the natal cleft. A ‘primary pit’ or opening forms in the midline into which loose hairs and debris enter to create an epithelial track (sinus) which may become infected. 

Laser hair removal for Pilonidal Disease is not routinely commissioned, as studies show similar results to other conservative treatment. 

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Description: This is an Exceptional Funding Request policy.  Referral can only be made following authorisation from the CCG’s Exceptional Funding Request Panel. Applications can only be considered by the Panel if there is clear evidence that the patient’s clinical circumstances or condition are exceptional, i.e. there is something about the patient’s condition or circumstances that differentiates them, or […]