What’s in a Cyst

05 Aug 2013 | Category: Medical
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cystIf you have a lump or a bump that won’t go away and you have told that it could be a cyst, then you may be wondering just what is inside it, causing the problem.

The good news is that cysts are harmless in medical terms. They are:

  • painless
  • slow-growing
  • non-cancerous

They form as pockets of tissue and are filled with liquid or semi-solid material. When they are filled with pus or other liquid material, they can often feel “squishy”. Sometimes, a cyst will disappear when pushed, only to pop back up afterwards.

Other patients find that they feel something more substantial, like a small pea in the skin.

Cysts can affect any part of the body and vary from tiny growths to something a lot more noticeable.

Although they may not be of medical concern, cysts can cause specific problems for the sufferer, causing inconvenience where they protrude and very often being aesthetically unpleasant; so if the cyst does not go away of its own accord, cyst removal may be considered.

Cyst Removal

Unfortunately the NHS consider cyst removal to be a cosmetic procedure and often will not fund it.

However, private clinics such as Cosmedics based in London and Bristol do offer cyst removal with experienced doctors. It is a relatively straightforward surgical procedure with good outcomes.

The procedure is carried out using local anaesthetic as a same day procedure and patients are provided with the best aftercare advice for rapid healing and minimal scars.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and remains a doctor owned and managed company.

Treatments are carried out by GMC Registered Doctors who have been specially trained in Dr Ross Perry’s own cosmetic and medical dermatology techniques.

The company has 5 skin clinics in London plus one in Bristol.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email info@cosmedics.co.uk to book an appointment. www.cosmedics.co.uk for further information.

 

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