Hidradenitis Suppurativa Laser Treatment vs. Surgery

Laser Treatment For Hidradenitis Suppurativa

CO2 laser treatment is a laser procedure that is used to treat acne, scars, wrinkles, fine lines, damaged skin and also to improve the skin texture by removing the top layers of the skin.

The results are healthier and smoother looking skin with diminished acne and scarring, reduced wrinkles and lines.

How effective is CO2 Laser?

Compared to all other existing treatments, CO2 or carbon dioxide laser treatment has proven to be the most effective for patients suffering from this painful dermatological disorder.

According to Dr Hazen, with CO2 laser, the recurrence rate of the skin disorder is as low as 2%, but for patients who are in the third stage of this dreadful disease, treatment may turn out to be less effective.

This treatment is undoubtedly, the best option currently available for the treating this skin condition.

The best part of this treatment is that it is suitable for everyone, i.e. it works for patients showing both mild and severe symptoms.

What is The Standard Procedure?

This treatment is normally carried out in the doctor’s office. The affected areas are first anesthetized and then the lumps or cysts are cut out surgically.

The doctor then explores the surrounding areas to make sure there are no signs of any cysts growth and cleans out the wound.

Finally, using the laser itself, the doctor evens out the wound base and creates a smoother surface, promoting wound healing. This procedure doesn’t require hospitalization.

A few things to remember

HS is a non contagious and non-fatal disease. Hence, it’s important that you don’t lose hope.

With the advancements in medical field, there can be a number of better treatments options available tomorrow. However, it is important that you consult a doctor and get proper treatment at the earliest depending on how severe your condition is. Remember that staying positive always helps!

Surgery For Hidradenitis Suppurativa

There are both advantages and disadvantages of going the surgery route. Surgery should always be a last resort after you’ve tried medication and alternative methods.

During surgical intervention, the doctor opens the abscess and cleans the pus. Here are some of the pros and cons of surgery:


  • Since the sweat glands are located very deep, they can become infected very quickly. Without surgical treatment, which involves an urgent drainage of the pus, it can become very painful and develop into a more severe case.
  • Surgery may become a necessity if you go to the doctor after the establishment of the purulent collection. In the purulent stage, the disease is treated as an abscess. The infection must be eliminated.


  • The surgical intervention is done under local anesthesia. But this is not very efficient due to the pus, so … the surgery will hurt.
  • After surgery, the wound needs to be bandaged for 1-2 weeks.The operation is not sewn.
  • Although such a treatment may be effective for the removal of an abscess, it may be completely ineffective in the long term. The possibility of an abscess purulent recurrence in the same place, in a few months or years, is almost 100%.
  • Surgery also leaves behind unsightly scars.

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