Our bodies are constantly changing, whether we like it or not. Some of these changes can be good, while others are not so pleasant. One of the changes we don’t like to see is the growth of cysts. These hard, sac-like structures can be a source of discomfort the longer we leave them alone. While they typically are not harmful, removing them at Westover Hills Dermatology can be a way to ensure your comfort. We invite you to contact us today to schedule your consultation.
What Is a Cyst?
Cysts are common and usually pose no medical danger. They often feel like a hard little ball underneath the skin. Depending on their size and location, they can be uncomfortable, and annoying. To remove them, a visit to the dermatologist is required.
A cyst is another word for a sac that forms in the body. They can form almost anywhere on or in the body. It is basically a pocket and can be filled with a number of substances.
What Causes Cysts?
Clogged pores are often the root cause of an eventual cyst. An infected hair follicle or acne may be to blame. Eventually, the pore gets clogged, dead skin cells get trapped, and you get a cyst.
Cyst Removal is a Smart Move
Cysts can burst, which make them a much more difficult medical issue to deal with. Our dermatologist can remove your intact cyst with a minimally-invasive procedure before that happens, preventing further infections or difficulties.
What To Expect From Cyst Removal
Prior to cyst removal, our specialist will provide an anesthetic to the treatment area. Our dermatologist will then remove the cyst and close the incision site. You will be given post-care instructions to ensure a timely recovery.
How Long Does a Cyst Removal Take?
From start to finish, the entire cyst removal process usually takes no longer than 30 minutes and often less than that. The actual time will vary based on the size and location of the cyst. All of this will be discussed during your consultation with one of our specialists. It is similar to the process of removing a mole that has grown to have a depth somewhat below the epidermis. It is a simple, straightforward procedure that can save you much more hassle and difficulty down the road if not taken care of in a preemptive, proactive manner.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Westover Hills Dermatology is San Antonio, Texas’s source for professional medical cyst removal. Our courteous, expert staff will help you take the next step toward safe and permanent cyst removal. Schedule your initial consultation today.