Sebaceous Cyst Removal
Sebaceous glands are located in the skin and connect to hair follicles or the skin surface. These glands play an important role in protecting the skin by producing sebum, a substance that is found in the normal oils that are generated. A sebaceous cyst is a small white or yellow lump that forms in these glands, which may be undesirable. Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center offers sebaceous cyst removal at our Irving, TX, location.
There are hundreds of different cysts that occur in the skin and throughout the body. Cysts are small pockets of fluid and other materials – most are harmless and do not pose a health risk. Sebaceous cysts are usually caused by damage to the skin which blocks the duct of the sebaceous gland. This can result in a cyst forming in the skin that may become noticeable and sometimes tender to the touch. The small lump is soft and movable, forming a dome-shaped appearance when pressed. They are similar in appearance to a facial epidermoid cyst, which are more common but do not involve the sebaceous gland.
Epidermoid and sebaceous cysts can go away on their own, but they can also become infected. If a sebaceous cyst is red, warm or painful, it is possible it may be infected. These cysts can be removed to prevent further complications from infection or for purely cosmetic reasons.
Facial Cyst Removal
Sebaceous and epidermal cysts that occur on the face can be unattractive and distracting. If you have a facial cyst that you want removed, it can be carefully drained with cosmetic surgery. Depending on the type and size of the cyst, an incision may be used to drain and remove the cyst material. Our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Stefan Shuaib, can perform this procedure with only local anesthesia at either of our cosmetic centers.
If you have a facial sebaceous or epidermoid cyst that you want removed, contact our team at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center today to arrange your visit to our Irving , TX, center. Our staff can schedule a facial cyst consultation with Dr. Stefan Shuaib.