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Private Cyst Removal

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London Dermatology Unit provides a specialist service for cyst assessment and removal at competitive London prices. We have immediate availability and can fit you in for a same-day consultation and removal if appropriate.

What Are Cysts

A skin cyst is a fluid-filled lump just underneath the skin which may develop into a boil or a skin abscess. Cysts don’t normally hurt but can be tender, sore, and red if they become infected. The cyst forms a dome-shaped bump which is yellow or whitish with a small, dark plug from where pus can emerge.

Cysts are harmless and subside in time but it is advisable to have them checked by a GP to make sure it is not something else that needs treatment. Anyone can develop a cyst but it is more likely if you have had acne or are going through puberty.

Causes Of Cysts

Cysts are caused when the surface layers of skin cells move deeper into the skin and multiply rather than being shed by the body. The skin then creates a sac and produces keratin which forms a thick, yellow substance. Some cysts form around hair follicles, typically affecting middle-aged adults, while others are commonly found on the face, neck, chest, shoulders or skin around the genitals and are more likely on people who have had acne.

Private Cyst Removal Treatments

  • Injection of the cyst to reduce swelling
  • A small incision under local anaesthetic to gently drain pus with minor surgery to remove the cyst
  • A carbon dioxide laser can also be used to destroy the cyst with antibiotics prescribed on their own or in combination with the procedures

Book A Private Cyst Removal

To learn more or to book a consultation, you can call our team or submit an inquiry form.

Posted on: 16 January 2024