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About Cysts

If you notice a lump underneath your skin, it could be a cyst. At Thomas Dermatology, with two locations in Las Vegas and one in Henderson, Nevada, as well as offices in Bullhead City, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, the experienced team diagnoses and removes cysts to restore your skin’s integrity and appearance. Call the nearest office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today. 

This was my first visit at Thomas Dermatology and I’m so grateful with the genuine kindness by the staff! I was quite nervous for my appointment but was given some words of encouragement and calmed down quickly! I’m so grateful for them!
Kathryn D.
Dr. Hand was kind, compassionate and honest. I am thrilled and grateful that after one month of having the procedure the deep incision on my cheek is healing beyond my expectations.
Dawn W.
Vanessa Benes is the best! Caring, listens, down to earth, just all around great person & PA. I’m usually in and out within 30 minutes yet never feel rushed. Office is very organized and timely. I see Vanessa and so do my kids absolutely recommend.
Leray A.
Susie Smith has treated me for 10 years. I cannot express enough what excellent care she gives. Very thorough yearly skin checks. She has put my eczema in remission. Cleared up my acne and keeps my face and skin beautiful.
Annie T.
I always have great results with Christine Crovetti. Christine is a perfectionist. She takes her time and is very informative to what you request. I highly recommend her services.
Lorry M.
I got there right on time for my appointment and was called back immediately. Everyone from the nurse to the doctor was exceptional! Very patient, informative, and friendly!
Danny S.
Dr. Lieberman is personable, caring and very thorough. He’s been my dermatologist for over 10 years and he always takes time to discuss issues with me and answer any questions I might have. I never feel rushed and always believe I get the best medical care from him.
Patricia C.
Jordan Spoon was very professional and related really well to my 11 year old who was very nervous to be there. I would highly recommend her.
Marv H.
This is the third dermatology practice I have visited and the first one that treated me with professionalism and skill. I would definitely recommend this practice.
Joanne B.
Reylina was warm yet knowledgeable and professional, and delightful to visit with during my facial. I didn’t feel like she was trying to sell me on any products or services that wouldn’t benefit me and my specific skin type. Would 100% recommend!
Jennie T.
We love Dr. Michaels and Thomas Dermatology. They have been taking care of us for over 25 years, they have helped our whole family.
Annie B.
I took my 7 year old granddaughter to Thomas Dermatology and everyone there was very helpful, professional. Kylee was very patient with my granddaughter. Highly recommend!
Jeanette M.
Great experience as a first time patient. The check in was easy and the receptionist was very professional and friendly. Dr. Corbett was very friendly and easy to talk to about my concerns. She has a great disposition and is a good listener.
Andrew H.
I have been going to Thomas Dermatology for many years, starting at Post Road and now at the Centennial office. I have always been treated with kindness and with utmost professionalism.
Linda O.
It was amazing experience. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. I was taking back on time with no extra wait time. Terry Davis is amazing and very good at what he does. I was in out from the moment I walked in to back in car within 30 minutes.
Dan K.

Cysts Q & A

What are cysts?

Cysts are sacs filled with fluid, pus, oil, debris, or other materials. They can develop under the surface of your skin and bulge outward. 

Cysts might be painful or unsightly, though they are often harmless. Treatment with the Thomas Dermatology team can eliminate cysts and reduce your risk of infection.

What do cysts look like?

The appearance of cysts varies based on the type of cyst you have. They might be small, medium, or large circular bumps that are skin-colored, yellow, or white. Cysts sometimes appear in clusters. 

You may develop them on your face, neck, back, legs, buttocks, or other areas underneath the skin. Some cysts, especially those that get infected, turn red or purple and feel painful.

What are the risk factors for cysts?

While anyone can develop cysts, some factors boost your risk of having them. Examples include:

  • Damaged hair follicles
  • Infections
  • Fluid buildup
  • Duct blockages
  • Tumors
  • Genetic conditions
  • Popped blood vessels
  • Inflammatory conditions

Sometimes cysts are a sign of cancer, so it’s best to have a specialist evaluate them as soon as you notice them.

How does my doctor diagnose cysts?

To find out if you have a cyst and determine the best way to treat it, the Thomas Dermatology team discusses your medical history and symptoms.

They examine the cysts and may recommend a biopsy, CT scans, or other imaging procedures in some cases. Your dermatologist personalizes each treatment to give you the best results possible.

What are common treatments for cysts?

Common treatments the Thomas Dermatology team may recommend to eliminate cysts include:

Hot compresses

Applying a hot compress to cysts regularly can relieve discomfort and eliminate the cyst over time. 


Your Thomas Dermatology specialist can puncture a cyst and drain materials from it to eliminate the cyst in a safe manner. Avoid draining cysts yourself at home, as doing so can lead to infection.

Surgical removal

During a minor surgical procedure, your surgeon numbs the treatment area and removes affected cysts. They close the incision to allow the area to heal properly. 

Don’t live with unsightly or painful cysts when simple treatments available at Thomas Dermatology can eliminate them. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.