There are many different types of lumps and bumps that can occur in the skin. One type of lump that can appear on the face, neck, scalp or chest is a sebaceous cyst. While these lumps are not dangerous or cancerous, they may be uncomfortable and aesthetically unappealing. If you have a noticeable facial cyst you want removed, Precision Medical Specialists offers sebaceous cyst removal at our facility in Wellington, FL.
Sebaceous cysts are a type of epidermoid cyst that occurs in the epidermis of the skin. These cysts occur most commonly on the head, neck, back and upper arms, but they can occur anywhere on the body. Sebaceous cysts can occur when the sebaceous glands are blocked or there are inflamed hair follicles; high testosterone levels can also lead to formation of epidermoid cysts. If they become infected, they can be tender, but most people want them removed due to their appearance, not their symptoms.
Removal of Body and Facial Epidermoid Cysts
While any doctor can remove an epidermoid or sebaceous cyst, if it is on the face or exposed area, a plastic surgeon can reduce the chance of leaving a noticeable scar from the procedure. Dr. Steven Rueda is our talented plastic surgeon at Precision Medical Specialists. He can remove sebaceous cysts during an office visit and minimize the chance of a visible scar. Facial, neck or chest epidermoid cysts can be removed using only local anesthesia to numb the area. Once removed, the cyst is unlikely to return, and the incision will heal quickly.
If you have sebaceous or epidermoid cysts you want removed from your face, neck, chest, back or arms, contact our team at Precision Medical Specialists. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Rueda to discuss your sebaceous cyst removal procedure. Contact us at our facility in Wellington to book your appointment.