What is a cyst?
Cysts are closed sac-like structures that occur on the skin. They are generally filled with semisolid materials, certain gases, and/or liquid materials, such as puss or blood.
Most cysts are asymptomatic and have no associated symptoms. However, some cysts on the skin, mucous membranes, and those located with the organ system, are felt as a lump or raised portion of tissue. In many cases cysts are painful.
Cyst Removal Surgery & Injection Therapy
Cysts are usually found either on the skins surface or using ultrasounds, MRI’s or X-rays. Most cysts are relatively benign and can go without treatment, however, cosmetically many seek out cyst removal options.
One method of removal is by incising and draining the cyst. This is done using a blade to make a small hole in the skin to allow the cyst to drain under pressure. The contents of the cyst are then drained out. In addition, the use of certain anti-inflammatory injection methods helps reduce the likelihood of any reoccurrence, and sometimes, can even help to dissolve the cyst itself. And, as we mentioned previously, help to reduce the likelihood of additional skin issues, or facial blemishes from appearing once again.
For larger cysts that cannot be drained or injected, or where such procedures fail surgical measures are required. The area is numbed and using a scalpel or surgical knife the cyst is cut and removed from the skin’s surface.
For more information on Cyst Removal, any of our other dermatological treatments, or to schedule a consultation – be sure to contact Pura Dermatology today.
DISCLAIMER: All information described here is a guideline. For true diagnosis and treatment, evaluation with a physician is mandatory. Treatments and symptoms discussed here are also a guideline and do not represent all treatments or all symptoms for any condition.