Removal of facial epidermal cysts
Patient Information Handout. Epidermoid cysts are asymptomatic, dome-shaped lesions that often arise from a ruptured pilosebaceous follicle. The minimal excision technique for epidermoid cyst removal is less invasive than complete surgical excision and does not require suture closure. The procedure is easy to learn, and most physicians experienced in skin surgery can perform the procedure after three to five precepted sessions. It involves making a 2- to 3-mm incision, expressing the cyst contents through compression and extracting the cyst wall through the incision.
What’s Causing This Sebaceous Cyst?
Sebaceous Cyst: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Sebaceous cysts are common noncancerous cysts of the skin. Cysts are abnormalities in the body that may contain liquid or semiliquid material. Sebaceous cysts are mostly found on the face, neck, or torso. Doctors usually diagnose a cyst with only a physical examination and a medical history. Sebaceous cysts form out of your sebaceous gland.
How do you treat a sebaceous cyst?
Language: English French. Benign subcutaneous facial cysts are common in children and young adults. They are largely of cosmetic concern.
Three main techniques are used to excise sebaceous cysts: conventional wide excision, minimal excision, and punch biopsy excision. A new method with two steps is proposed. First, a laser is used to make a small hole for removal of the content. With this method, the cyst is completely removed with only a small scar. It offers a good alternative for eradication of uninfected cysts, especially large cysts or cysts located in areas of thick skin or cosmetic concern.