While the presence of cysts on the skin does not always indicate a medical problem, they can cause discomfort and self-consciousness. At Rao Dermatology, we will assess your individual condition and prescribe the most appropriate treatment.
Rao Dermatology has locations in Fresno, California; Hanford, California; Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, and Manhattan, New York. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists.
What are Cysts?
Characterized as closed sac-like structures, cysts can be filled with fluid, semisolid or gaseous substances. They can occur within tissues in all parts of the body, and can range from microscopic to the size of sports balls.
This common skin condition usually causes no pain unless the cyst becomes inflamed, infected or has ruptured. Cysts can be caused by several factors such as:
- Clogged sebaceous glands in the skin
- Genetic conditions
- An impact injury where blood vessels are broken
- Blockages of ducts in the body that result in a build-up of fluid
Why Should I Have My Cysts Examined?
Although most cysts are benign, it is possible for certain tumors to mimic the appearance of cysts. In these cases, a biopsy of the cyst will be examined to ensure an accurate diagnosis.
There are several types of cysts, and we will thoroughly evaluate your individual condition to determine the best course of treatment.
How are Cysts Treated?
Treatment for cysts depends on the size, location and severity of the condition. At Rao Dermatology, we offer multiple treatment options:
- Surgical removal
Each treatment type has its set of possible complications and recovery time, and these will be discussed with you by your treatment provider during your consultation. Factors such as your overall health, medical history and the size, location and severity of your condition will be used to determine which treatment is best for you.
For cysts that are not easily accessible such as in the breasts, kidneys or liver, the latest techniques and technological advancements are used to assist us in effectively targeting the treated area.
While cysts often do not present a problem to the patient, they will most likely not go away on their own if left untreated. Additionally, individuals should never try to pop or lance cysts on their own.
When cysts or other growths develop on the skin, it is important to seek proper diagnosis and accurate treatment from our medical team in order to ensure that the cyst is benign, that is not an indication of an underlying medical condition, and that it is completely eradicated with treatment.
Contact Rao Dermatology today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and have your cysts treated completely and professionally.