Cyst Removal Clinic in Hertfordshire

Cyst removal is a simple procedure in which a lump just under the skin is removed by incision. Here’s everything you need to know about the treatment.

What are cysts?

A cyst is a round lump just beneath the skin that typically contains fluid or air.

Cysts can occur almost anywhere on the body, with them often being confused with boils or abscesses.

Varying in size from a pea to several centimetres long, cysts are generally yellow or white in colour and can also sometimes have a dark spot from which you may be able to squeeze pus from.

Cysts do not usually cause discomfort, however can become sore or inflamed if infected

What causes cysts?

Cysts can form for a number of different reasons, including:
  • Infections
  • Hereditary diseases
  • Tumours
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Duct obstruction that leads to fluid build up
  • A cell defect
  • Parasites
  • An injury that leads to a vessel breaking
A majority of cysts are benign, forming as a result of blocks in the body’s drainage patterns. However, this may not always be the case and it’s therefore essential that you have your cyst checked by your doctor or practitioner as early as possible. While anyone can develop a cyst, your chances of getting one are increased during puberty, if you have damaged the skin or if you have a history of acne. It’s important to note that cysts are not contagious.

Cyst removal procedure

Cyst removal is often carried out to prevent further skin irritation, rupture or for cosmetic purposes.

A straightforward yet highly effective procedure, in cyst removal a local anaesthetic is applied to numb the treatment area before a small incision is made and the cyst is extracted.

Following the treatment you will be left with a small mark which will fade with time to leave behind a light scar.

A local anaesthetic is applied to the area before treatment to numb the area and help ensure that your cyst removal procedure is as pain free as possible.

We have vast experience with cyst removal, with all procedures being carried out by our medical experts who exercise the highest level of cleanliness and safety during your treatment.

Cysts tend to appear on the torso or neck, face and scalp. However, cysts can appear anywhere on the body, with Aventus Clinic offering cyst removal for a number of different areas depending on your needs. We will be able to review and assess your desired treatment area in your initial consultation.

Because cyst removal is a typically non-invasive procedure you should be able to go home almost straight after your treatment. Generally patients do not experience any pain following cyst removal, however if you should require them over-the-counter painkillers like paracetamol can be used following your treatment

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