What is Cyst Removal?

Cyst removal is a specialized procedure aimed at extracting cysts, such as pilar cysts from the scalp or epidermal inclusion cysts anywhere else on the skin.  Cysts have sacs, and unless the sac is removed with surgery the cyst will recur; thus, they cannot just be drained.  At Donnelley Dermatology, we offer comprehensive cyst removal surgery and cyst pimple treatment options (usually an injection of a dilute steroid) for patients of all ages. Dr. Donnelley has removed thousands of cysts and will provide personalized care, ensuring effective treatment for various types of cysts. If you’re seeking cyst removal near you, our practice offers convenient access to advanced treatment options.

How do you prepare for Cyst Removal?

Preparing for cyst removal involves discussing any medications you’re taking and any medical conditions you have with Dr. Donnelley. It’s important to follow any pre-procedure instructions provided, such as avoiding blood-thinning medications or skincare products on the affected area. Your dermatologist will provide personalized guidance to ensure a smooth and successful cyst removal procedure.

Why is Cyst Removal performed?

Cyst removal is performed for various reasons, including cosmetic concerns, discomfort, or the risk of infection. At Donnelley Dermatology, we understand the impact cysts can have on your skin health and overall well-being. We offer tailored solutions to address your specific needs and achieve optimal results.

What can you expect during Cyst Removal?

During cyst removal at Donnelley Dermatology, your dermatologist will first numb the area to minimize discomfort. Depending on the size and location of the cyst, different techniques may be used, such as excision, which will require sutures. If an abscess has developed, the abscess will be drained of pus and you will be prescribed antibiotics. Once you have healed, we can then schedule surgery to remove the remaining cyst. Dr. Donnelley will explain the procedure beforehand and address any questions or concerns you may have. After the cyst removal, your dermatologist will provide post-procedure care instructions to promote healing and prevent complications.

What is the followup and recovery like for Cyst Removal?

Following cyst removal, your dermatologist will schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your recovery, remove any sutures, and ensure optimal healing. Most patients experience minimal discomfort and can resume their normal activities shortly after the procedure. However, it’s essential to follow any post-procedure instructions provided by your dermatologist to promote proper healing and reduce the risk of complications.

What are the potential costs for Cyst Removal?

The cost of cyst removal can vary depending on factors such as the size and location of the cyst, and the complexity of the procedure. At Donnelley Dermatology, we provide transparent pricing. During your consultation, we will discuss the expected costs and ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your care. You will be able to submit the bill to your insurance if you have out-of-network benefits (except Medicare patients, who will receive a 10% discount).

What are the potential risks for Cyst Removal?

While cyst removal is generally safe, like any surgical procedure, it carries some risks, including infection and bleeding.  You will have a scar.  At Donnelley Dermatology, our specialists take every precaution to minimize these risks and ensure patient safety. Before undergoing cyst removal, your dermatologist will discuss potential risks and address any concerns you may have.

Meet Donnelley Dermatology

Dr. Naomi S. Donnelley, M.D., FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist with over 20 years of post-residency experience. She specializes in general medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, and sees both pediatric and adult patients. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a member... Learn More »

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