Skin cysts are often painless lumps under the skin that can develop on most parts of the body. They can be filled with fluid, pus, or other material. They are usually painless but can get sore or become infected. They can develop for a number of reasons or for no apparent reason at all and are more prominent in men than women. To learn more about skin cyst treatments, visit Dr. Falcon at our Natrona Heights office, which is located 20 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh and 14 miles from Apollo.
Cysts often improve on their own. You can place a warm compress on a cyst at home to speed the healing process. However, some cysts will require medical attention if they persist. It’s important not to attempt to pop or remove a cyst by yourself, because this can cause infection or other issues.
A medical professional like Dr. Falcon can easily remove a cyst by draining the fluid, injecting a corticosteroid, or surgical removal. Draining fluid from a cyst by injecting a small needle can be beneficial for some patients. Others may require a simple surgery to cut away the entire cyst, especially if it was previously drained but refilled with fluid later. These procedures can all be completed in-office with local numbing or anesthesia alone.
“The surgery center nurses were so nice. They answered all my questions and helped me prepare for the big day. They even called me the next day just to check in on me.”
For a majority of skin cyst removals, patients can return to their normal routines immediately after the procedure. Depending on the size and location of the cyst as well as your job requirements, however, some downtime may be necessary. You will notice some redness, swelling, and discomfort in the treatment area, which should not be too severe. The wound can take several weeks to heal, and Dr. Falcon will give you specific instructions for caring for it through the process. In addition, he can give you advice on how best to avoid certain types of cysts from recurring if possible.
Skin cyst removal may be covered by insurance depending on the type of cyst and the details of your specific plan. Contact your health insurance provider before scheduling your appointment to better understand your coverage. If you have any questions about financing, you can also contact our office. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you might have before your cyst removal procedure.
To learn more about your cyst removal options, schedule an appointment with Dr. Falcon. Call our office at (724) 226-3900 or contact us online to set up your first appointment. Falcon Plastic Surgery’s Monroeville Office is conveniently located 11 miles from Delmont and 16 miles from Greensburg.
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