Lumps or bumps on the face or neck can be distracting. Sebaceous and facial epidermoid cysts are common facial cysts that are usually benign but can be cosmetically frustrating. Dr. Christine Blaine is a top board certified New York plastic surgeon that offers facial epidermoid and sebaceous cyst removal as part of our body contouring treatments at Blaine Plastic Surgery clinics in NYC, Huntington and Staten Island.
Sebaceous cysts, like all cysts, are pockets of fluid that lie under the skin. These cysts are named after the sebaceous glands that release oil into the skin, as they usually form near the ducts of these glands. While sebaceous cysts are rarely malignant, patients often want them removed for cosmetic reasons. Dr. Blaine can perform sebaceous cyst removal surgery. This involves making a small incision to remove the cyst and closing the incision. Dr. Blaine utilizes her skills as a plastic surgeon to carefully perform the procedure to reduce scarring at the cyst removal site.
Facial Epidermoid Cyst Treatment
Epidermoid cysts are common on the face, resulting in small, hard bumps that can be tan or yellowish in color. These facial cysts are also usually benign and harmless, and they may even disappear on their own eventually. However, many people are unhappy with the appearance of these hard bumps on their face. Dr. Blaine can provide facial epidermoid cyst treatment. The cyst can be drained with a syringe or surgically removed with an incision.
Facial cysts can occur on men and women of all skin types. They can be caused by skin damage or irritation or may appear for no apparent reason. If you have a facial cyst that you want evaluated or removed, contact us at Blaine Plastic Surgery today. We can schedule an examination and consultation with Dr. Blaine to discuss your facial cyst and possible removal options.