Cyst Removal Techniques
Cysts are common skin growths that can be removed for cosmetic and medical reasons. There are several techniques for removing cysts, and the choice depends on the type, size, and location of the cyst.
The cyst can be cut out using a surgical knife or scissors. Your dermatologist will numb the area around the cyst with local anesthesia before the procedure. The cyst is then removed, and the wound is closed with stitches. This technique is effective for removing large and deep cysts.
Another technique for removing cysts is drainage. In this technique, a small incision is made in the cyst in order to drain the inside fluid. This technique is suitable for small and superficial cysts. After the drainage, the wound is cleaned and dressed with a bandage.
Electrocautery is another technique for removing cysts. This technique uses an electric current to burn the cyst and its surrounding tissue. The heat from the electric current seals the blood vessels, which reduces bleeding. This technique is suitable for small and superficial cysts.
Milia are small, white, or yellowish bumps that often appear on the face, particularly around the eyes, nose, and cheeks. They are caused by dead skin cells and sebum trapped in the pores. While milia are harmless, some people may want them removed for cosmetic reasons.
Milia can be removed by extraction. A small, sterile needle or blade creates a tiny incision in the skin during the procedure. The milia cyst is then gently extracted using a comedone extractor.