Sebaceous cysts are common skin afflictions that can occur in patients of all ages, although the condition is rare for children and preteens. Sebaceous cyst removal is usually not urgent, but is often performed for cosmetic reasons or to prevent further complications. We have performed thousands of sebaceous cyst removals and our lead dermatalogist has decades of experiences of various skin surgeries making him an experienced choice for patients looking for cyst removal in New York.
Minimal Scar Techniques and ‘Squeezing’ Cysts?
It is important to be aware of all the methods used for removing a cyst. Some practices will advocate methods which burst the cyst and then squeeze the contents out of your skin. Our methods, much to the amazement of all our patients, removed the ENTIRE cyst intact as a ball thereby reducing risk of infection, spreading of the cyst contents and reduces the rate of recurrence – we often see patients who have had their cysts removed at other Practices only for them to reappear. We have amongst the lowest recurrence rates due to the specialist techniques our skilled dermatalogist employ. Cysts can recur, as other Practices will explain, but we are yet to see a recurrence on our patients!
Why choose Us?
We have operated all over the body to deliver a cosmetically appealing finish. It is, after-all, the cosmetic result which makes the difference.
What Is a Sebaceous Cyst?
A cyst is a pouch of tissue that usually contains a fluid or semi-liquid material like water or pus. Sebaceous cysts originate from the sebaceous glands. These glands are generally located at the base of hair follicles and produce the sebum oil that coats your hair and skin. Cysts may form if a gland is damaged or if its duct becomes blocked. A sebaceous cyst may be as small as a few millimeters to more than 5cm in size. They can form anywhere on the body, but usually appear on the face, neck, or torso area.
When to Consider Sebaceous Cyst Removal
In rare cases, sebaceous cysts may become cancerous. This requires removal, as well as a biopsy. There are other complications that could necessitate removal of a cyst, including pain, discomfort, and infection. Ruptured cysts can result in pain or infection and should be treated as soon as possible. A cyst that is inflamed or swollen can cause quite a bit of discomfort, but the inflammation is typically treated before the cyst can be removed. The most common site for sebaceous cyst removal is the face. These cysts are most often removed for cosmetic reasons.
Treatment and Removal Options – SAME DAY Removal Available
Sebaceous cyst removal is the most effective treatment option for both cosmetic and medical reasons. A total excision is an invasive procedure, but removes the entire cyst and eliminates its return. A minimal excision removes the cyst wall and its contents, requiring a smaller incision and minimizes the risk of scarring. This technique is preferred by many doctors and surgeons in the Angela Azar Dermatology Practice. Infected or inflamed cysts may require other treatments, such as steroid injections or drainage, before it can be removed. Drainage is not an appropriate option in most cases as the cyst wall remains behind and will only refill again.
If you develop a sebaceous cyst that causes pain or affects your confidence, talk to our team at Angela Azar Dermatology Practice about the best sebaceous cyst removal options.