There are many different types of cysts that form in the body, especially the skin. Cysts are small closed-membrane sacks that contain fluid, air or soft material. Sebaceous and epidermoid cysts form under the skin, usually on the face, neck or torso, usually caused by a blocked duct or damaged hair follicle. While sebaceous cysts are not a health risk, they may cause discomfort or aesthetic concerns. At Eden Plastic Surgery Institute, we offer quick, minimally-invasive epidermoid and sebaceous cyst removal at our medical center in Miami.
Most sebaceous or epidermoid cysts do not pose a health risk, but they can be noticeable or become a nuisance. Since they often occur on the face, neck, back or scalp, they can look like a large pimple. While there is cystic acne that are cysts, sebaceous cysts are located deeper in the skin. They can also become much larger than pimples and may last for months or years. If a cyst is located on or near the scalp, it may be irritated when you comb or brush your hair, causing discomfort. Some sebaceous and epidermoid cysts can be painful as they become larger, as well as an aesthetic issue.
Treatment for Facial Cysts
If you have a facial epidermoid or sebaceous cyst that you want removed, come see us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute. Dr. Ali Charafeddine is a board certified plastic surgeon who can carefully remove your cyst without leaving a visible scar. Most cysts can be removed with a needle or tiny incision, removing the fluid from inside the cyst or the entire cyst membrane. If the cyst is only drained, it can return. To remove it completely, it should be excised with surgery.
If you have an epidermoid or sebaceous cyst you want removed without leaving a scar, contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute. Dr. Charafeddine can perform an outpatient sebaceous cyst removal at our clinic in Miami.