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While cysts are rarely a health risk, they can be painful, bothersome, and unsightly. If you have a cyst that requires removal, Innovation Dermatology is pleased to offer cyst removal at our non-hospital surgical facility.
A cyst is a sac-like pocket of tissue that contains fluid, air, or other substances soft tissue that are noncancerous. Cysts can grow almost anywhere on your skin. They feel like a lump or bump just below the surface of the skin. They can develop as a result of infection, a skin injury, or a clogged oil gland. They typically grow slowly, and they are usually painless. The majority of cysts are benign or noncancerous.
Cyst removal is considered a minor surgical procedure that involves local anesthesia. During a cyst removal, the doctor will mark and numb the area around the cyst. The cyst lining and its contents will then be removed, and often sutures will be used to close the affected area. A cyst must be removed completely, including the entire lining, so it does not recur. Treatment time is under 30 minutes. There is minimal pain, and minimal downtime.