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What is Cysts Removal?

Cyst removal is a procedure that removes cysts from the body. Cysts are inflamed and enlarged areas of tissue which contain fluid or pus. Cysts can be found anywhere in the body, but they are more common in the breasts, ovaries and testicles. They can also form on the face, neck and hands. Las Vegas cyst removal is often used to treat skin conditions such as acne or eczema. Treatment sometimes involves removing the cyst surgically, with a laser or by freezing it with liquid nitrogen.

Types of cysts

Epidermal cysts are fluid-filled sacs that are usually found on the skin surface. These cysts are usually benign, not cancerous, and do not require treatment. They can be very small or large and usually cause no symptoms.

Sebaceous cysts

Sebaceous cysts are the most prevalent type of cyst. Sebaceous glands are found in hair follicles, which are oil glands. When these cysts get infected, they can cause a skin condition called sebaceous hyperplasia. Sebaceous cysts are small sacs filled with sebum, the oil that keeps your skin smooth and soft, dead skin cells and bacteria. Sebaceous glands produce sebum to lubricate the skin and keep it moist. These glands can become infected by bacteria that multiply in the gland and block the opening of the gland. This blockage causes more sebum to build up inside the gland, eventually causing an infection.

Trichilemmal cysts

Trichilemmal cysts are the most common type of cyst, accounting for 80 percent of all benign cysts on the head and neck. They are caused by a hair follicle, sebaceous gland or sweat gland getting trapped in the sebaceous layer of skin and becoming blocked with sebum. The trapped hair follicle may become infected, causing inflammation and infection. This can lead to a painful lump that lasts for years before it resolves itself naturally over time or is surgically removed by your doctor.

Keratocystic cysts

Keratocystic cysts are similar to trichilemmal cysts, except they occur in the cornea rather than the skin. These non-cancerous cysts can result from trauma to the eye, such as an injury from contact sports or even minor surgery performed on an eye without proper care afterwards. They can also form when there is an infection in the cornea-the clear covering over your eye that spreads through your skin and into your body because your immune system is not strong enough to fight off this type of fungus.

What are the causes of cysts?

  • Swollen hair follicles

 Swollen or tender follicles are a common cause of cyst formation. They may be due to inflammation, infection and overgrowth of bacteria, yeast and fungi. The main symptom is the presence of an inflamed and swollen area on your scalp, which may be accompanied by pain and itching.

  • Trauma or irritation

If you have ingrown hair, the skin around the area may become inflamed and irritated. This can lead to increased oil production and swelling in the area, which can cause cysts to form.

Cysts are benign tumors that can appear on the skin or occur within the body. While they are mostly harmless, they can be painful and cause more serious complications, which is why it is crucial to have them removed as soon as possible. Cysts can be removed surgically or with various ointments. The professional at LUX Dermatology will discuss with you what is the best treatment for cysts in your particular case. 

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