Some cysts can increase in size and become a source of pain and discomfort. And if they’re located in an exposed area, they can become a cosmetic issue as well. Are you considering getting your cyst removed to restore the healthy appearance of your skin? You can expect a minimally invasive, comfortable procedure from your cyst removal at Westover Hills Dermatology in San Antonio, TX. Our experts can fully remove your cyst and address your skin concerns.
What Should You Expect From Cyst Removal?
Cyst removal is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons. This outpatient procedure involves four steps:
- Administration of local anesthetic
- Cutting into the skin
- Removal of the entire cyst
- Stitching and repairing the skin
How Cysts Are Removed
Cysts are often removed to prevent infection, pain, and other health issues. First, we will locate the cyst and mark the area around the bump. You can expect to get a few injections of local anesthetic first so that you won’t feel the rest of the procedure. A small incision will be made so that we can access the fluid-filled sac from beneath the skin.
If your cyst has already ruptured, we may use a sharp knife to create a hole and drain the contents. Otherwise, we will make a small incision around the cyst and remove the entire pocket of skin cells. Lastly, we will repair the skin and put stitches on the interior and exterior of the skin.
What You’ll Feel During Cyst Removal
We will ensure your comfort during the procedure. If you can tolerate the small sting of a needle injection, then you’ll be able to go through the rest of your procedure.
Before making any incisions, we will administer local anesthesia so that you will not feel anything during the removal. There’s no need to worry about experiencing any unbearable pain or discomfort while we remove your cyst.
Duration of the Procedure
The entire process of removing a cyst can take 30 minutes or less. The size and location of your cyst will affect how long the procedure takes. In most instances, removing a cyst is a simple, straightforward procedure.
After the removal of your cyst, you can expect a complete recovery period of about two to four weeks. The actual healing time is based on the type of your cyst, your health, and how it was removed. But because the procedure is only minimally invasive, you’ll be able to return home on the same day.
You’ll be provided with comprehensive post-care instructions to ensure that you’ll recover as expected from the procedure. As highly trained dermatologists, we’ll do our best to care for you and maintain the healthy appearance of your skin. You can expect to receive all the support and guidance you’ll need for a positive recovery experience at home.
Do Cysts Really Have to Be Removed?
In some cases, if you choose not to get your cyst removed, you will not experience any significant pain or discomfort because of it. However, there’s always a chance for your cyst to burst and become a medical issue. Cysts that continue to grow can also become inflamed, especially when they rub against your clothes. Infection, irritation, and pain can come with this issue.
Fortunately, removing your cyst is a simple, safe, and straightforward procedure. We can take care of your concerns and provide you with the proper treatment to prevent complications in the future. It’s best to get your cyst removed at our office as soon as possible. You can also have your cyst removed early on as a preventive approach. We can restore the healthy condition of your skin and ensure your well-being with a quick procedure that takes less than an hour.
When Should You See a Dermatologist for Cyst Removal?
A cyst can appear in the bones, organs, or skin tissues. When cysts form in the skin, they are usually small in size and are filled with skin cells, fluid, bacteria, or pus. Cysts can vary greatly in size, and there’s a chance for them to grow and cause significant discomfort. When more and more skin cells and bacteria are trapped in the cyst, it can grow larger and become inflamed. At this point, it’s highly recommended to see a dermatologist right away.
Trying to remove your cyst at home can be dangerous, and it can also make your health issue worse. Popping open a cyst on your own can cause inflammation, scarring, and infection. To prevent the painful consequences of at-home cyst removal, you can consult with our team. We can help remove your cyst safely without causing significant pain or discomfort.
Talk to Our Experts About Your Skin Concerns
Your self-image and confidence are largely influenced by your skin’s health and appearance. By choosing to get a cyst removal from our team, you can expect good health and positive treatment outcomes. Contact Westover Hills Dermatology in San Antonio, TX to learn more about our cosmetic procedures. You can rely on our team to provide you with a positive and satisfying experience.