Cysts like sebaceous cyst can be removed safely through latest surgical procedures like punch hole excision with barely visible scarring. Another common type of cyst is post acne cyst(pimple cyst) on face where one can see a persistant swelling on pimple site for prolonged period of time. This can be drained or excised accordingly and cured completely.
A tiny bump on your skin is referred to as cysts. It is a small sac-like structure, filled with liquid or air. Cysts do dissolve or disappear on their own whereas some stay back or grow larger causing pain and discomfort. You should seek medical attention if a cyst stays on your skin for more than 3 months. And if there are changes in the size, colour or shape of the cyst then it is best to visit a dermatologist for a consultation.
Yes, it's important to know what exactly a cyst is and how they build. A cyst is a closed sac with a defined tissue layer that contains air, fluid, or semi-solid materials and is commonly found on the skin.
Cystic acne is the most serious type of acne that forms deep underneath your skin. It is a combination of dry skin cells, oil, and bacteria that get snared in your facial pores. While anyone can develop acne, cystic acne tends to form in people with oily skin.
There are a variety of factors that can develop into a cyst, including acne. Some of the other common causes of cyst formation are skin trauma, infection, and hormonal imbalances and genetic predispositions also another reason for cyst development in some cases.
The sebaceous cyst removal treatments completely depend on the type of cyst.
1. Surgical Excision
This technique completely empties all the contents of the cyst in a way that ensures there are no traces of the cyst. In surgical excision, the doctor could perform the techniques mentioned below.
2. Punch Excision
In this technique, a small incision is created with a punch or circular device to remove the cyst and its contents. Importantly, there will be only very minimal scarring in this procedure.
3. Wide excision removal
This technique involves making a larger opening and removing the cyst and its contents entirely.
4. Radiofrequency ablation
This technique creates a small opening using radiofrequency or heat to remove the contents in the cyst completely.
If you can bear the small sting of a shot, then you can bear a cyst excision or cyst removal treatment. Usually, our dermatosurgeon numbs the cyst area first and then proceeds with the removal process. You may feel a slight sting at that time which is the worst part of this technique and that's it, the procedure gets over.
If the excision technique is closed with stitches, it takes about 2 weeks to heal completely. If your incision is left with no stitches, it may take about 7 to 10 days to heal. After the cyst excision has healed there will be a scar that will fade and become softer and normal with time.
Yes, you'll have stitches inside and outside after a cyst excision technique, to minimize scarring. Patients may have tenderness and mild pain after an excision, which can be handled with medications. And infected cysts may need further treatment.
At Dr.Madhu's Skin and Hair Clinic, we are always ready to help you live your happiest, most confident life. If you have any queries about cysts or cyst excision, fix up a consultation with our team today.