Our clinic has a medical team of dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons and plastic surgeons that can carry out anything from simple surgical techniques such as the removal of cysts, nevus and tumors to the most complex plastic surgery such as blepharoplasties, liposuction, facelifts and breast, nose and neck correction.
In this section, dedicated to skin surgery, we will dedicate to one of the simple procedures, cyst removal.
What is a cyst?
A cyst is a harmless growth that takes place in the deeper layers of the skin as a result of the blockade of a hair follicle. Its cause and why some people have more than others is unknown at the moment. However, all types of cysts are removable.
Their removal is very easy. After applying local anesthesia and cleaning well the area to be treated, a small surgical opening is performed in the skin in order to extract the liquid or fat trapped under the skin. Occasionally, if the cyst is very large, it may require stitches which are removed a few days later. As a result not only will we be free of cysts, but we will be sure that they will not reappear, since they rarely do so.
Before undergoing any type of surgical procedure, however, it is important to obtain the diagnosis of one of our dermatologists since some cysts do not even need treatment.
TYPES OF CYSTS
- Acne comedones (whiteheads)
- Acne cysts (lump-free inflamed acne)
- Dermoid cyst (inclusion development cyst)
- Milia (small balls with white surface, they are often found in cheeks after exposure to the sun or an injury). Milia can be easily expelled.
- Epidermal cysts (soft and contained, like cheese)
- Trichilemmal cysts (cysts of the scalp, often multiple and familiar in origin, derived from the sheath of the hair’s root)
- Pilar cysts (firm white content)
- Steatocystoma multiplex (multiple inherited cysts in the thorax)
- Digital myxoid cyst.
- Cyst of the labial mucous membrane (cyst in lip)
- Apocrine hidrocystoma (transparent and gelatinous cyst of the eyelids)
- Bartholin Cyst (vulvar edema)
Benign cysts can sometimes be confused with skin cancers, especially a “cystic” or nodular basal cell carcinoma.