Cyst Removal In London
We can examine and assess cysts and offer cyst removal under local anaesthetic. Our team of qualified dermatologists provide our cyst removal services at our private clinic in the Harley Street medical district of London.
Pilar Cysts & Epidermoid Cysts
Epidermoid cysts are those that appear on the face, upper body and neck while pilar cysts tend to occur on the scalp.
Both pilar and epidermoid cysts (sometimes called sebaceous cysts), can be removed safely and effectively by our qualified dermatologists.
Why would I need cyst removal?
Neither pilar nor epidermoid cysts pose a danger to your health. However, there are some circumstances in which our dermatologists would suggest you have a cyst removed:
- If the cyst constantly catches on your comb, hairbrush or clothes. This irritation can cause the cyst to become inflamed or even infected.
- If any cyst becomes infected.
- If a cyst is interfering with your confidence. Cysts on the face may fall into this category.
What happens when a cyst becomes infected?
Both epidermoid and pilar cysts are normally small, semi-spherical lumps that appear just under the skin. They are not painful and do not produce fluid or pus.
If the cyst becomes infected, the skin around it becomes red and the cyst may feel sore or itchy. The cyst may burst, releasing yellowish pus, which can smell unpleasant.
If this then resolves the problem and the cyst heals quickly, it may not need further treatment. However, if a cyst is infected and does not heal, or repeated infections occur, cyst removal is the best option.
Before you have this procedure, you may need antibiotics to clear up the infection first.
What does cyst removal involve?
Our consultants can examine and assess any cysts that you have and can then remove them under local anaesthetic.
The cyst removal techniques are surgical and you will be left with a small scar. However, the skin will not be raised in the same way so will not catch.
We ensure that the cyst and the cyst lining is removed as this helps to prevent the cyst regrowing at a later date.
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