Although cysts are harmless and rarely cause any uncomfortable symptoms, their appearance may irritate you. In rare cases, the cysts may irritate when a cloth rubs against them or when they are infected. If you have cysts, you should prioritize getting them removed since this can lead to infertility Buckhead.
What forms of cysts can you develop?
Cysts refer to fluid-filled sacs that can develop on any part of your body. There are several forms of cysts, most of which are benign, including:
· Sebaceous cysts
Sebaceous cysts are harmless and often develop on your ears, groin area, face, and back. These cysts are due to fluid accumulation around a damaged hair follicle.
A milia cyst is a tiny, white bump when keratin is trapped beneath your epidermis. These cysts can affect anyone regardless of age or sex, but they are more prevalent in infants. If you have chronic skin damage, burns, or blistering skin, you may have a higher risk of milia cysts.
· Epidermal cysts
Epidermoid cysts refer to benign cysts, tiny bumps occurring beneath your skin on any part of your body, including the neck, trunk, and face. These cysts develop slowly and are rarely painful, so you may not necessarily need treatment. If you find them unpleasant, talk to your doctor at Lux Dermatology about removing them. If your epidermal cysts also rupture or cause irritation, inform your doctor.
· Trichilemmal cysts
Trichilemmal cysts usually occur in clusters and commonly affect the scalp. They are recurrent if your provider does not eliminate them.
When do you need a cyst removal procedure?
Your symptoms depend on the form of cyst you have and its location. In most cases, you may notice an abnormal lump on your skin, signifying the accumulation of fluid beneath your skin. Cysts rarely cause painful symptoms and may not need medical intervention. However, if your cyst is due to an infection, blocked duct, or swollen hair follicles, you may need medical help. A cyst on your scalp that causes pain and discomfort when styling your hair is an example of a cyst that you should remove. Facial cysts can also interfere with your physical appearance, causing you to be self-conscious about your looks.
Some cysts may be infected or have malignant tissue that may cause complications if not removed. The Lux Dermatology specialists recommend having your cyst checked even when it is not causing any painful symptoms.
What happens during a cyst removal procedure?
Your cyst removal procedure relies on the type and its location. Your provider may recommend draining the cyst. During the procedure, your dermatologist administers anesthesia and creates a tiny incision to remove the contents inside the cyst. Afterward, your provider closes the wound with gauze to promote healing. The team may also recommend fine-needle aspiration, which involves inserting a small needle into your cyst to extract the fluid.
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