Sebaceous cysts, commonly known as just cysts, are small, closed sacs that contain solid or fluid material and can be found anywhere on the skin. They develop as an infection, often from a swollen hair follicle, and require treatment to prevent it from enlarging or becoming cancerous.
• Cystic acne nodules appear as raised, red bumps that extend deep beneath the skin.
• Painful to the touch, or even when not touched.
• Cystic acne lesions can often be felt beneath the skin before they are seen.
• Clinical exam
• Laboratory test
Cyst removal is done through surgical excision. A small incision is made in the area of the cyst and then the cyst and surrounding tissue will be removed to ensure complete excision. A local anesthetic is used for this procedure. Most cysts do not return when thoroughly removed. Some patients are left with a small scar after a cyst is removed, which can be further treated with a reconstructive treatment, although most scars will fade over time.
Consult Aadil hospital’s surgeon for further details regarding this procedure.