Cyst Removal

Cyst removal depends on the type of cyst being treated, as the type of the cyst is important in determining how to treat it.

A cyst is a skin lesion that is generally asymptomatic. However, if you have a cyst and are experiencing pain or other symptoms then make sure to schedule an appointment with your board certified dermatologist today. During your appointment, feel free to talk to your dermatologist about any other medical concerns or find out more about what cosmetic procedures could complement your skin type.

Causes of Cysts

We highly recommend against trying any home remedies for cyst removal and mole removal. People sometimes think they can remove one themselves, but treating a cyst incorrectly can cause a host of other problems. It is better to make sure it is evaluated by a dermatologist.

Most common causes of cysts
  • Blockages of body ducts
  • Genetics
  • Infection
  • Tumors
  • Parasites
  • Injury
  • Defective cells

Two of the Most Common Types of Cysts and Cyst Removal or Treatment

There are hundreds of different types of cysts that can occur in different places on the body and for different reasons. Here are tTwo of the most common types of skin cysts and how to treat them:

Acne cysts: a severe type of acne that usually leads to inflammation due to severe blockage of the pores.

Acne cyst treatment: generally acne cysts are treated and not removed. There are a number of different treatments that can be used to treat acne cysts. If you have acne cysts we highly recommend you see a board certified dermatologist, as acne cysts can cause permanent scarring when left untreated. Antibiotics, birth control or other hormonal treatments for women, prescription strength creams and isotretinoin are all potential solutions for acne cysts depending on the person and skin type.

Epidermal inclusion cysts and pilar cysts: occur when keratin builds up inside a hair follicle or pore. This creates a sac filled with a thick, white substance. They most commonly occur on the face, neck, scalp and back.

Epidermal inclusion and pilar cyst removal: these can be injected with steroids, treated with antibiotics or drained if acutely inflamed or infected, or if they are not inflamed, they will be more effectively treated if they are surgically removed.

There are hundreds of different types of cysts, so here we have only covered a few of the most common types of cysts. While many different types of cysts have certain characteristics in common and are treated in similar ways, if you have a cyst that you are concerned about or want a cyst removed make an appointment to see one of the board certified dermatologists at Dermatology Center of Acadiana today.