Cysts are small fluid-filled growths that can occur in any tissue in the body. Sebaceous, or epidermal cysts, commonly occur in the skin, and very often on the face. While these are usually benign and painless, they can pose a risk of infection and may cause cosmetic concerns for the patient. At Contura Clinic, Bengaluru we offer treatment for skin conditions, like epidermoid cysts, from our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sreekar Harinatha.
What is Sebaceous Cyst?
Sebaceous cysts are the accumulation of toothpaste-like material due to a deformity in the sebaceous glands of the skin. They can form in the deep layers of the skin dermis or in the subcutaneous fat layer under the skin. In most cases, these cysts are painless and do not pose a health risk. However, they can become infected or impact the growth of bone or tissue surrounding them. Plus, the bump under the skin, especially on the face, can be an aesthetic issue for the patient. Many people prefer to have facial sebaceous cysts removed to prevent the risk of infection and to improve their facial appearance.
Sebaceous Cyst Treatment in Bangalore
Sebaceous cysts also known as epidermoid cysts are removed via a small incision on the top of the cyst. This is done under loal anesthesia dn takes about 5-10 minutes.
Generally, absorbable sutures are used that fall off in about 10 days’ time. Sometimes depending on various factors sutures that need to be removed are used in which case you have to come back after 5-8 days to get them taken out.
Dr. Sreekar is a highly qualified facial plastic surgeon who can quickly remove small facial cysts and reduce the chance of any scarring or damage to the skin. Sebaceous cyst removal surgery can be performed in our clinic, usually under local anesthesia. Dr. Sreekar will utilize advanced surgical techniques to leave little-to-no evidence behind after the cyst removal.
If you have a facial epidermoid cyst you want to be removed, contact Contura clinic today to schedule your sebaceous cyst removal consultation. We have a top dermatologist and facial plastic surgeon under one roof for the best treatment for skin conditions and growths.