Frequently Asked Questions About Cyst Removals

What Is a Cyst?

Cysts are a common skin condition characterized by the growth of a small pocket of fluid under your skin. They vary dramatically in size and can be found anywhere on the body.

What Are The Symptoms of a Cyst?

A cyst feels like a little kernel or a little knot beneath the skin. It likely may start out as an ingrown hair or acne pore that becomes infected, creating an opportunity for the skin to get turned in on itself.

What Causes a Cyst?

Old skin cells naturally are sloughed off of our skin and pores. However, if the pores are clogged up, the skin cells become trapped inside our skin, forming a pocket of dead skin cells, aka a "cyst."

How Are Cysts Removed?

Your doctor mark and numb the area around the bump. Then he will then remove the pocket of skin cells, and put stitches on the inside and outside of the skin that will last for about two months.

When Should I See My Dermatologist About a Cyst?

If you ever feel something hard under your skin, you should get it checked out as soon as possible by your Revivify Dermatologist. It may be a normal cyst that the doctor can easily remove, but it could also be something different and more serious.