Cysts are a common and typically benign skin condition. That doesn’t mean that you should live with a cyst, though, especially since they can increase in size or become uncomfortable over time. A cyst removal procedure is often all that’s needed to solve this common concern.
What Cyst Removal Treats
Cyst removal is a straight-forward procedure designed to remove a cyst from the skin. Depending on the location of the cyst, such as whether or not it’s on an internal organ or just underneath the surface of your skin, cyst removal may be a small procedure or a more major surgery.
In the case of cysts that are close to the skin’s surface, cyst removal will not only remove the cyst itself, but it will also close the pocket and completely remove the lumpy appearance that cysts can create underneath clothing.
Who Should Get a Cyst Removed?
For some people, cysts develop on visible parts of the body and this can cause them to become insecure or uncomfortable about showing that area of their body. Sometimes, the location of the cyst itself causes discomfort, such as if the cyst grows on your hands or armpit.
In other cases, cysts may grow in size and become painful or tender to the touch.
If this any of these points sound similar to your situation, it may be time to schedule an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist who can diagnose your cyst and safely remove it.
What to Expect from Your Cyst Removal Procedure
Cyst removal is a relatively straight-forward and quick procedure. The area where the cyst is located will be numbed and the dermatologist will them crease an incision through which they can view the cyst and remove it.
In most cases, cysts can be removed in one piece since they are contained within a hardy sac. However, some people may have a cyst that bursts. This means that the area will need to be cleaned and checked for any remaining pieces of the cyst prior to closing.
After just a few stitches, you will be well on your way to recovery following a cyst removal!
All About the Recovery Time and Results from Cyst Removal
Though some cyst removal procedures are considered major surgeries, such as the removal of ovarian cysts, many of the cysts that are removed in a dermatologist’s office are not in this category.
Recovery from a cyst removal may range from a few days to a few weeks as the internal area where the cyst was located heals and as the incision closes.
For many people, removing the cyst is enough to solve the problem and prevent it from recurring in the future.
Why Dr. Ip Recommends Cyst Removal
If you have developed a cyst that is large, painful, located in a sensitive area, or if it causing you to develop confidence problems, Dr. Ip recommends a cyst removal.
Cysts are typically benign and contain biological matter and fluids within a self-contained sac. This makes removing them a simple procedure that can yield fantastic aesthetic results, making it a highly recommended option for many.
Leave your skincare to the experts. To learn more about how cyst removal works, make sure you work with a board-certified dermatologist. If you would like to experience premier dermatological care to achieve beautiful and healthy skin, please schedule your appointment with Dr. Ip today.