Sebaceous cyst treatment and removal
Sebaceous cysts can develop anywhere on the face or the body and are often a nuisance.
Cysts are formed when a pocket of tissue becomes filled with pus or other material, which creates a lump or bump. This can be soft and malleable or quite hard. Cysts are often caused by a localised issue with the skin such as infection, in-growing hair, foreign body, or clogging sebaceous glands.
A ‘lipoma’ is similar in appearance, but tends to be a fatty lump deeper in the skin.
The lumps themselves are often harmless but if they continue to grow the risk of rupture or infection causes greater scarring later on and they are more difficult to remove. For most patients their GP is the first port of call. Unfortunately the NHS deems that these types of cysts as ‘cosmetic’ and not a ‘medical’ concern, so there is often no treatment available on the NHS.
Cyst removal is generally very quick, easy and painless. At the London Mole Removal Centre, Dr Ross Perry and his team have revolutionised cyst removal surgery with ‘The Short Scar Technique’ for the majority of patients with cysts. This leaves a scar of just a few millimetres versus conventional methods that make much larger wounds. This means that the scarring is minimised and patients agree that the tiny scar is far more preferable than the appearance of the cyst.
‘See and Treat’ Cyst Removal
Cysts in the skin are commonly known as sebaceous cysts and can occur in all areas of the body. We use a revolutionary short scar technique to remove these cysts.