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.
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.
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.
While anyone can develop cysts, some factors boost your risk of having them. Examples include:
Sometimes cysts are a sign of cancer, so it’s best to have a specialist evaluate them as soon as you notice them.
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.
Common treatments the Thomas Dermatology team may recommend to eliminate cysts include:
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.
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.