Cyst/ Lipoma Removal

lipoma is a slow-growing mass of fatty tissue that’s encased in a round, fibrous capsule. Situated between your skin and underlying muscle tissue, a lipoma pushes outward to form a visible bump that may or may not get larger over time.

It can be a huge relief to find out that the abnormal lump beneath your skin is a benign growth rather than a cancerous tumor. Being diagnosed with a harmless cyst or lipoma may be a bit of welcome news, but it may also leave you wondering: what are these growths, exactly, and what can you do about them?

Lipomas can appear virtually anywhere on your body, but they emerge most often along the shoulders, neck, forehead, back, abdomen, arms, or thighs. Unlike cancerous tumors, they develop very slowly and tend to remain relatively small; most lipomas measure less than two inches in diameter.  

Like lipomas, cysts are slow-growing lumps beneath the skin that move easily with a bit of gentle pressure. But unlike lipomas, the sacs that form cysts don’t contain a collection of fat cells — they hold keratin, an important skin protein that has an oily, cheese-like texture.

Assessment and Personalized Treatment: Our skilled dermatologists at Skin Zone begin the removal process with a thorough assessment. This involves examining the growth’s size, location, and characteristics. Based on this evaluation, we create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Our aim is to ensure the best cosmetic outcome while minimizing any discomfort or scarring.

Minimally Invasive Techniques

Skin Zone is at the forefront of utilizing minimally invasive techniques for cyst and lipoma removal. Depending on the size and location of the growth, we may opt for procedures such as:

  • Laser Ablation
  • Liposuction
  • Excision

Skin cells that aren’t shed properly become cysts when they migrate to your deep epidermal layers and multiply. After they form an enclosed sac, these wayward skin cells secrete keratin into the middle of the sac, where it concentrates into a thick, yellow paste.  

Epidermoid (skin) cysts and pilar (hair follicle) cysts are the most common types. While skin and hair follicle cysts can appear anywhere, they tend to form on the face, neck, and torso. Pilonidal cysts, which are also relatively common, emerge at the top cleft of the buttocks.   

At Skin zone Clinic, we offer the treatment options of laser and surgical removal of cysts while lipomas can only be removed surgically. It is a small, easy and painless procedure which usually doesn’t leave behind any scars.

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