What is Sebaceous cyst?

Sebaceous cysts are small, benign lumps that often form on the skin. They are caused by a build-up of sebum, a type of oil, in a sebaceous gland. Sebaceous glands are tiny glands that secrete oil (sebum) into hair follicles to keep hair moisturized. Sebaceous cysts can vary in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters in diameter. They may be smooth or contain a core of hardened sebum and dead skin cells.

Sebaceous cysts are most commonly found on the face, neck, chest, back and upper arms, but they can occur anywhere on the body. They are not usually painful but can become tender and swollen if they become infected.

What happens when you come for a consultation?

When you consult our expert dermatologist at Vitals Skin and Hair Clinic in Bangalore they shall examine your condition, take detailed history of your concern ,explain to you the causes and assess if your ideal candidate for sebaceous cyst surgery.

How Are Sebaceous Cysts Removed?

There are a few different ways to remove sebaceous cysts. The most common way is cyst excision. At Vitals Skin and Hair Clinic in Bangalore, our expert dermatologist will remove sebaceous cysts by using the cyst excision method. If the sebaceous cyst is located on the face, neck, or trunk, it can often be removed using a local anesthetic. If the sebaceous cyst is located elsewhere in the body, general anesthesia may be needed. We pay special attention at maintaining the equipment and accessories to ensure the highest level of hygiene during surgery, we use standard equipment that is sanitized on a regular basis to ensure utmost hygiene conditions, and electro-surgery generators and accessories are used during surgery for surgically cutting the affected area and to control bleeding caused by coagulation. We, at Vitals Skin and Hair Clinic use the latest version of these generators and accessories for surgery.

What is Cyst excision?

Cyst excision is a surgical process that is used to remove sebaceous cysts or Epidermal sinus cysts. Sebaceous cysts are also called Skin epidermal cysts.

Sebaceous cyst removal treatment

How is cyst excision carried out?

Firstly, our expert dermatologist at Vitals Skin and Hair Clinic in Bangalore will mark the skin with a skin marker. Local anesthesia is given, and an incision is made till the subcutaneous tissues and the plane between the cyst and the underlying tissues are identified. Then the cyst is gently separated. The circumference of the cyst is separated from the surrounding tissues and the covered area is gently pressed out with thumbs till the rest of the cyst comes out of the area. The area is sutured.

Are sebaceous cysts common?

Sebaceous cysts tend to be much less common than other cystic skin diseases, such as epidermoid cysts and pilar cysts.

Are sebaceous cysts painful?

Sebaceous cysts usually never cause pain or problems, but they can get infected and start to pus.

What are the symptoms of a sebaceous cyst?

Symptoms such as redness and swelling around the cyst, or foul-smelling drainage, could mean
you are developing an infection of the cyst.

What causes sebaceous cysts?

Sebaceous cysts come from your sebaceous glands. Cysts can form if the gland or its duct is damaged or blocked. For example, they can happen if the gland or duct is hampered by a skin condition like acne, a surgical wound, or a severe scratch such as from an animal attack. Cysts can also form if a medical condition affects the duct or gland.

How much does sebaceous cyst treatment cost?

The cost of sebaceous cyst removal at Vitals Skin and Hair Clinic in Bangalore varies depending on many factors, including the number of cyst, the size of the cyst, the location of the cyst, and other factors.

What can happen if sebaceous cysts are not treated on time?

Many people don’t realize this, but sebaceous cysts should never be left untreated as it can
come back later which can cause problems for brain tissues and nerves. It can also cause
inflammation, infection and skin will rupture.

How long does it take to recover after sebaceous cyst surgery?

A minor surgical procedure like sebaceous cyst removal takes about 4-5 days to completely
recover. you can resume your daily activity after the procedure is done.

Are sebaceous cysts contagious?

Sebaceous cysts are not contagious.

How long will my cyst excision surgery take?

A cyst excision surgery typically takes 20 to 45 minutes.

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