Our Cysts Treatments
What is a Cyst?
A cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with liquid and/or soft or hard material. Cysts can be found anywhere on the body. Although they are often slow-growing, painless, and movable lumps beneath the skin, they can occasionally become inflamed and tender.
What causes Cysts?
A variety of types of cysts exist, and most are harmless and painless. The most common cysts include dermatofibromas and epidermoid cysts, also referred to as sebaceous cysts. Dermatofibromas are firm bumps that form in the deep layers of the skin. They are harmless and tend to occur in response to an injury. You are likely to see them appear on the arms and legs. When determining whether your cyst is a dermatofibromas, look for a pink or dull redness that resembles a mole. These cysts are small but can grow as large as one inch in diameter. If pinched (which is not recommended) a dimple is often formed. These lesions are benign and treatment is rarely needed unless they are painful.
Epidermoid cysts are growths that form in deeper layers of your skin. They are small, closed sacs containing fluid or solid material composed of dead skin cells. These can appear in different sizes and on various parts of the body. If ruptured, they can become inflamed and discharge pus.