Cyst Removal

Cyst Removal

Cyst Removal services offered in Woodmere and Westbury, NY

A simple cyst removal procedure can remove the nodule under your skin, whether it’s painful and tender or not. At Comprehensive Dermatology in Woodmere and Westbury, New York, the dermatology team provides cyst removal services for epidermoid cysts of all sizes. Call Comprehensive Dermatology to schedule your consultation or book an appointment online today.

What is cyst removal?

Cyst removal is a dermatological service that gets rid of a specific type of skin growth or bump. A cyst can appear anywhere on your body, growing increasingly larger over time. It’s not uncommon to have a cyst for months or years before you realize it’s there. 

Comprehensive Dermatology keeps you comfortable during cyst removal with anesthesia and sedation. The methods you can use to stay pain-free during cyst removal depend on the size and location of the growth. 

The team makes an incision in your skin over the cyst to drain any liquid inside or remove any solid or semisolid substances. Then, they suture the incision to close it and cover the incision with a sterile bandage or gauze. If you have multiple cysts, you can get them all removed during the same visit to Comprehensive Dermatology. 

How can I tell if it’s a cyst?

The Comprehensive Dermatology team specializes in removing epidermoid cysts, which are the cysts that appear on your skin. Epidermoid cysts are a type of growth that grow slowly and are usually painless. If they become infected, however, they can become painful due to the inflammation. 

Cysts can have:

  • A round appearance
  • Thick yellow drainage
  • Blackheads on top
  • Inflammation and tenderness

Epidermoid cysts form on your skin when cells from the epidermis collect under the surface instead of sloughing off when younger cells replace them. Those cells then produce keratin, which makes up the yellowish substance inside of a typical epidermoid cyst. 

What is the recovery like after cyst removal?

Recovery from cyst removal varies based on the size of your cyst, its location, and other factors influencing your rate of healing. The steps you follow after cyst removal also depend on which type of anesthesia the team uses during your cyst removal procedure at Comprehensive Dermatology. 

Following cyst removal, the team might advise you to:

  • Take the rest of the day off work
  • Arrange a ride home
  • Keep the bandage dry for 48 hours
  • Take any medications for discomfort as directed

You must be careful with the incision as it heals. Following your dermatologist’s instructions closely can give you the best possible healing results and minimize any scarring from the procedure. 

Call Comprehensive Dermatology or schedule an appointment online for cyst removal services today.