What type of procedure is recommended for cyst excision?
Our board-certified dermatologists at Current Dermatology and Cosmetic Center can assist Annapolis area patients with the removal of various growths on the skin, including cysts. Cyst excision is just one of many medical services provided at our state-of-the-art dermatology office.
What is a cyst?
Our team describes cysts as noncancerous, closed pockets of natural tissue often filled with dead skin cells or other material. They vary in size and can be found anywhere on the face or body. Cysts are common and typically painless. Though they tend to become tender, inflamed, or irritated, causing discomfort when they are in certain areas where rubbing of the skin may occur. At this point, patients might consider cyst excision.
What happens during cyst removal surgery at Current Dermatology and Cosmetic Center?
Drs. Molly Walterhoefer, Megan Casady Flahive, and our team encourage patients to ask about the process of cyst excision surgery. Before beginning, they will discuss the patient’s health history and prior medical treatments they may have undergone. Our doctors will then numb the area around the cyst with a local anesthetic. This ensures the patient remains comfortable during the procedure.
After preparing the treatment area, our team uses surgical instruments such as a scalpel to remove the cyst completely, including its surrounding tissue. This ensures that no part of the cyst is left behind in the skin. Depending on how large or deep the cyst is, stitches might be used after removal to reduce scarring and promote faster healing. Afterward, Drs. Walterhoefer and Flahive will apply a dressing or bandage over the treatment area to protect it until further instructions are given. Most patients with cyst removal can return to their regular schedule with little interruption after surgery.
Call Current Dermatology and Cosmetic Center today to ask about this and other growth removal solutions!
Annapolis, MD, area patients who are located in the community and seeking solutions for removing cysts and other benign growths are encouraged to call our team of professionals to discuss treatment. Call (410) 384-4172 and request an appointment at the office located at 810 Bestgate Road, Suite #450.