A cyst is an abnormal sac on the skin that could be filled with a variety of different substances. Cysts can form just about anywhere on the body, meaning they can cause significant discomfort if they develop on sensitive areas of the skin. At Guelph Medical Laser, we are proud to offer cyst removal services for patients who are unhappy with the look or feel of a cyst. Call us today to book your first appointment and learn more.
When Should I Consider Cyst Removal?
Cysts can form for many different reasons, but they commonly develop due to infections in or around the skin. These types of cysts typically have no adverse effects on one’s health, but they can become quite painful if they are left untreated. This is when it could be beneficial to have your cyst removed by our skin specialist.
Am I a Good Candidate for Cyst Removal?
Coming in for an initial consultation will be the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for cyst removal at our center. If your cyst is epidermoid, sebaceous, or caused by an ingrown hair, we will likely be able to remove it for you. Other types of cysts will first be examined by our doctor to determine the best course of action.
What Does Cyst Removal Involve?
Because cysts are caused for a variety of different reasons and form in many different ways, the best method of removal will depend on the exact type of cyst you have. Regardless of the method used, the process will always start with the application of a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout treatment.
Many cysts can simply be drained, but those that are set more deeply underneath the skin may need to be physically removed. The best course of action for your needs will be explained to you in detail once our specialist has had the opportunity to observe the cyst more closely.
The cyst removal process should be a simple procedure that takes less than an hour to complete. Once your treatment has been finished, you will be able to go home right away. The area may take a few weeks to fully heal, but you should be able to return to your regular daily routine almost immediately.
Learn More About Cyst Removal at Guelph Medical Laser
If you have a cyst that is causing you embarrassment or discomfort, schedule a consultation with us at Guelph Medical Laser, located in Guelph, ON. We’re here to help you look and feel your best.