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Cyst removal surgery
Cyst on cheek
Cyst removal from the forehead, leaving minimal scar even straight after surgery
Eyelid cyst removal results
Pilar cyst removal
Before and after cyst removal scalp
Scalp cyst removal results
Eyebrow cyst removal
Before and after scalp cyst removal
Before and after scalp cyst
Before and after eyebrow cyst removal
Infected sebaceous cyst removal
sebaceous cyst abdomen
Cyst removal from the patient's cheek
Simple easy cyst removal
What is a Cyst?
Cysts are closed pockets of tissue that can be filled with fluid, pus, or other material, creating a “lump or bump” that may feel like a small, smooth pea under the skin’s surface.
Cysts can develop as a result of infection, clogging of sebaceous glands, or around foreign bodies or ingrown hairs. Cysts often occur on the face, scalp and body with the commonest types being a sebaceous cyst, epidermal or pilar cysts.
Cyst Removal Costs from only £500
Most patients have already seen their doctor and been advised that these are harmless, which is correct. The problems occur when cysts get bigger and irritate; or get infected/rupture, which causes them to swell and become painful. It is often best to get them removed before this happens and the scar from removal is far less noticeable. Occasionally the lump or bump may be a lipoma which is a fatty lump slightly deeper in the skin that is also easily removed with minimal scarring.
Cyst Removal from the Face, Scalp & Body
Patients are often reluctant to have cysts removed until they get to a size where they are visible or causing annoyance, due to unfounded concerns about scarring. If it gets infected or ruptures the scarring will be worse so it’s often preferable to remove them before this happens.
At Cosmedics Skin Clinics, we remove facial, scalp and body for sebaceous, epidermal and pilar cysts using techniques that seek to minimise the visible scarring. This we often do through a micro-excision, so the cyst is removed almost from the inside through a tiny little hole which only normally requires one or two stitches. This has far-reaching benefits. Not only is the incision much smaller and the scarring is as a result much less, but also the risk of infection and wound healing is far superior.
Cyst Removal After Treatment
Patients will be given the appropriate advice on how to care for their wound and minimise scarring from their cyst removal procedure.
This will be explained at the consultation to ensure that patients are making a fully informed decision about their treatment. A full understanding of aftercare is also important to enable patients to choose appropriate timing to fit in with events or holidays.
Depending on the procedure and whether stitches/dressings are required, there may be a follow-up appointment about a week later. This second appointment is included in the cost of cyst removal.
Cyst Removal Consultation
We charge £50 for the consultation with one of our experienced doctors.
Prices for treatments carried out in the same appointment as the consultation will include the £50 consultation fee (note**: same-day procedures are only undertaken where the procedure is deemed appropriate to do so AND the patient understands the full extent of the costs, risks and potential side effects and is consenting to proceed on that knowledge).
Histology and Testing for Cyst Removals
We may advise patients to have their cysts sent for histology/testing. We charge the lowest prices possible for histology as we realise patients often feel it is not required, but occasionally rare or suspicious things are detected early on in lesions that can look normal, which is why this is good practice. We make no financial gain from this service.
Any test results or correspondence will be sent to your email account via an encrypted system called Egress. Should this not be preferable, please let us know at your appointment.
‘See & Treat’ Same Day Cyst Removal
Cosmedics Skin Clinics have experienced doctors who are able to offer ‘See & Treat’ cyst removal with the short scar technique to enable quicker healing and better results.
Please call the Cosmedics helpline to discuss your needs on 0207 386 0464.
You can also send in a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org to get an estimate of the price.
Same day treatment in 30 mins
Most people can go back to work and most activities after 2 to 4 weeks
The results will be visible instantly
The results will be permanent
|Treatment||Surgery Cost||Histology* Cost||Total Cost|
|1 cyst / lipoma||from £500||£85||£585|
|2 Larger/complex cysts or lipomas||from £650||£85||£735|
*The £50 consultation fee is redeemable against the price of mole removal treatment when carried out at the same appointment as the consultation (note: same day procedures are only undertaken where the procedure is deemed appropriate to do so AND the patient understands the full extent of the costs, risks and potential side effects and is consenting to proceed on that knowledge).
The cost of cyst removal is totally inclusive of local anaesthetic, dressings and any follow-up required.
Prices above are a guide to the costs and the exact price can only be determined once the doctor has examined the cyst in person in order to assess the best way of removal. Larger and more complex cysts are likely to incur a higher fee.
To get an idea of the cost, patients can choose to send a photograph of their cyst to email@example.com and we will ask a Doctor to give an opinion. However, this does not replace a face to face consultation.
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Can I email a picture to get some advice?
Yes, that’s no problem. It can be very difficult to self-diagnose a cyst, as there are so many types. Please send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll ask one of our doctors or surgeons to take a look and give you their thoughts and advice. This is no substitute for a face to face consultation, but can be a really helpful place to start if you’re not sure.
Do I need a separate appointment for my cyst removal?
The vast majority of cysts can be removed in the same appointment as your consultation as part of our ‘See & Treat’ service.
Our exclusive ‘See & Treat’ system was designed specifically to enable clients to go ahead with treatment in the same appointment as their consultation (as long as both patient and Doctor/Surgeon are agreed). If you’re not sure there’s no obligation to go ahead straightaway; you’re welcome to arrange treatment for another day if preferred.
In some cases, complex cysts may require a longer treatment and therefore require a separate appointment. Your doctor/surgeon will advise on this during your consultation after full assessment and diagnosis of the cyst.
What equipment do you use?
Most cysts are removed very carefully using a sterile scalpel.
Do you use local anaesthetic?
Yes, cyst removal is entirely pain-free thanks to the use of local anaesthetic.
Will it hurt when the anaesthetic wears off?
When the local anaesthetic injection wears off, you may feel sore or uncomfortable in the area. This can be managed using paracetamol or ibuprofen for a few days if required.
Do I need to have stitches?
After cyst removal, we normally will need to use stitches to bring the edges of the wound together. We use dissolving stitches where possible, but in some cases, stitches may need removing by your Doctor/Surgeon 1-2 weeks after cyst removal.
We will advise on this fully after assessment of your cyst during your initial consultation.
Can I wash, shower and bathe after cyst removal?
You can wash and shower, but be careful to keep the area dry for the first 1-2 days. Avoid long baths for 7 days.
What can I do to minimise scarring?
Once the wound has healed (typically around 2 weeks) then scar therapy can start. Our advice for the best scar reduction therapy is as follows:
Cyst removal from body/limbs
- Continue to support the wound with steri-strips or micropore tape for 2 months changing them every couple of days as they get worn. The reason for this that even though the wound has healed the wound is only at about 50% of its normal skin strength at this stage, so in areas when the skin moves a lot the scar then stretches if it is not supported during these first few few months whilst it regains more strength.
- After the period of strapping for 1-2 months, you can then start to massage with Silicon scar gel, Bio-Oil or vitamin e cream. This should be done 2-3 times a day for the next 3 months to help improve the redness and texture of the scar.
Cyst removal from facial areas
- Apply silicon scar gel twice a day, morning and evening. Dermatix or Kelo-cote are available at Cosmedics Skin Clinics or at most chemists.
- Make-up can be applied over the top once the scar gel has dried if needed.
- Gentle massage during the day using moisturising cream or oil (e.g. Bio-Oil) helps soften the scar as well. This can be done for up to 3 months.
Will I have a bruise?
Some bruising in the area is quite normal after cyst removal. This normally takes 7-14 days to settle. Gentle massage and arnica cream can help speed up the recovery.
What should I expect after scalp cyst removal?
Your doctor/surgeon will give specific instructions regarding wound care and dressings in your appointment.
We usually use a spray on dressing applied after cyst removal on the scalp, as dressings can be quite awkward where there is a lot of longer hair. The spray on dressing protects the wound while it starts to heal.
Keep this area dry for 1-2 days. After then, you can wash the hair as normal, but be especially gentle and careful around the wound. Apply Vaseline or silicone scar gel 2-3 times a day to help the wound heal.
Stitches are then removed 7-10 days later. We will check on how the wound is healing and give any further advice as required.
What should I expect after facial cyst removal?
You will be given specific instructions regarding wound care and dressings in your appointment.
There is usually a dressing applied after facial cyst removal, to protect the wound while it starts to heal. You will be given some additional dressings to go home with and can replace the dressing if needed. Be gentle when removing any dressings. Soaking in some warm water (not overly hot) can help loosen it up if stuck. After removing the dressing, the wound itself can be cleaned with some soapy water, then dried.
If you are using steri-strips, then you reapply by cutting the strips in half and applying across the wound. If required, the shower proof dressing is then put on top.
Your doctor/surgeon will advise how long you need to use dressings, steristrips and shower proof layers.
What should I expect after cyst removal on the body?
You will be given specific instructions regarding wound care and dressings in your appointment, as this can vary depending on the nature of treatment that you’ve had.
After cyst removal, our doctor/surgeon will usually apply a dressing. You will be given some additional dressings so that you can replace it at home if needed. Be gentle when removing any dressings. Soaking in some warm water (not overly hot) can help loosen it up if stuck. After removing the dressing, the wound itself can be cleaned with some soapy water, then dried.
If you are using steristrips, these are usually cut in half and then applied across the wound. A shower proof dressing is then put on top (if supplied).
When can I resume exercise after cyst removal?
It depends on where the wound is and the type of exercise you are planning. We recommend omitting more strenuous exercise for 2 weeks, but gentle walking etc is ok and activity is good to keep your circulation going, which helps the body to heal. If the wound is likely to be ‘pulled’ while exercising, then take caution and leave it until the wound has healed more fully.
Avoid watersports and swimming for a week, as you don’t want the wound to get overly wet.
When can I go swimming?
It is important to avoid soaking the area for 7 days, so leave a week before you go swimming – more if you think the wound needs a bit more time to heal.
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Is Cyst Removal suitable for you?
In some cases, Cysts are best to be left if they are in a challenging or potential harmful area. However cysts are usually completely harmless, they can become troublesome if you catch it on clothing or you cut them while shaving. Most people can feel self-conscious as they are unsightly, or even feel great pain from these. If you feel like you would like your cyst removed due to lack of confidence or daily interference then cyst removal might be a great option for you.
What are the most common types of cysts?
Cysts can be formed for different reasons, resulting in different types of Cysts that require certain treatment. Cysts can be caused by; infections, inherited diseases, chronic inflammation and most commonly blockages in ducts. You can see the common type of cysts below:
An Epidermoid cyst is a small benign bump filled with keratin protein, often these occur if you have trauma around a hair follicle within the skin. An Epidermoid cyst grows deeper into the skin rather and eventually grows outwards to the surface which then the cyst is properly formed and able to be removed.
Sebaceous cysts often form from the sebaceous glands. These glands are part of the skin and hair follicles, if they get ruptured or blocked the glands then generate sebaceous cysts. The sebaceous glands make the oil for your hair and skin, these cysts are made from sebum and are less common than Epidermoid cysts.
Ganglion cysts are benign cysts that are commonly formed around the joint areas on your wrist or hands. These can also be formed around the feet or ankle area, the formation of these is unknown but can go on their own over time and are easily removed by professional cyst removal surgeons at our London Cyst removal clinics.
Chalazia cysts are benign cysts that occur on your eyelids when the oil gland duct is blocked, These cysts can be quite painful and cause blurred vision, painful swelling and can often grow quite large. Chalazia cysts are best to get diagnosed and removed as soon as possible before the symptoms cause too much pain for the individual.
Cystic acne is a popular form of acne which is caused by bacteria, oil, and dead skin clogging up the pores on the face, neck or back. This can often improve with age, however many people reach out for Cystic acne removal as it can knock their confidence and give them low self-esteem and not forgetting they are painful to touch.
Why Choose Cosmedics Skin Clinics for your Cyst Removals
At Cosmedics Skin Clinics we look after all our patients whether new and slightly anxious or those who have had treatment with us before. We have dermatology surgeons, plastic surgeons and oculoplastic surgeons that work specifically in this area. Our patients are listened to in the cyst removal consultations and once examined we discuss what treatment and when is right for. Cystic removal treatment can be beneficial to all adult age groups, female and male and all ethnicities. Call now or book online today for a Cyst removal appointment across London.