Doctor Warns Don’t Ignore Skin Lumps & Bumps
Blemishes on the skin are very common. Often it is nothing to worry about; but it is very important to be vigilant and get anything unusual diagnosed properly first.
Anything suspicious needs fast diagnosis and early treatment for the best results. If there is any concern relating to skin cancer, then referral through the NHS is generally very good and appropriate treatment can be started quickly as it is vital to try to stop any spread of disease.
However, if it is a harmless lump or bump, then the NHS will give you that information to put your mind at rest. Then you can decide whether or not to get it removed privately.
Dr Perry explains:
“Most of our patients have seen their GP for the odd lump or bump that they are reassured is not a worry.
“Unfortunately, NHS is not able to treat them unless they are of medical concern.”
Don’t Allow Cysts To Grow
Expert Advice from Dr Ross Perry
Dr Perry explains that it is best to get treatment earlier rather than later. This stops it from getting any bigger and therefore reduces the risk of infection. It also gives a better chance of a good result, as larger blemishes are more likely to leave a scar. Ross continues:
“These type of lumps and bumps are often sebaceous cysts that if left can grow and sometimes can then get infected or burst under the skin that causes them to swell.
“We are seeing more patients with larger cysts and more that are infected which are more difficult to treat and leave a larger scar as people are tending to leave them longer before seeking an opinion for removal especially now that NHS limits what it can treat.”
When To Seek Attention For Sebaceous Cysts & Lumps
“Our advice would be to remove any growing lump or bump especially if it is around 1-2 cm in size as this the optimal size to get a complete removal and minimal scar.”
Cyst Removal Doctors & Surgeons
Removal of sebaceous cysts, lipoma and other cyst-related growths is a treatment which is frequently carried out at Cosmedics’ London clinics, especially now that many patients are refused treatment on the NHS, being classed as a ‘cosmetic’ issue. Their doctors and surgeons are trained to provide pain-free and efficient removal of all kinds of cysts. There are a number of attractive benefits to this private service:
- Fast and efficient treatment
- Choice of clinics in London
- No waiting lists
- Treatment can be same day as consultation if patient and doctor agree
- Pain-free thanks to local anaesthetic
- Treatment includes careful removal of the cyst sac in order to minimise the risk of recurrence
- Minimal-scarring techniques, so after healing, the scar is rarely noticeable at all
Dr Ross Perry
Dr Ross Perry is Founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics.
He qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1994. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.
He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is best known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts skin tags) and natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic injections (BOTOX® Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Facial Fillers) as well as sun damage.
He regularly advises the press on health matters and has special expertise on matters relating to the skin.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics
Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors. The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.
Call 020 7386 0464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
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