Cyst and Lipoma Removal in NYC
While cysts and lipomas are rarely dangerous to your health, that does not mean they can’t have a major impact on your life. Not only can these growths become painful, but they can significantly impact your appearance and self-confidence. That is why MD Skin Science offers a fast and effective treatment for cyst and lipoma removal in NYC.
How Can Cyst and Lipoma Removal Improve Your Skin?
These growths can pop up anywhere on your body. While they grow beneath the skin, at larger sizes they can become quite visible, making it difficult to build confidence in your appearance. In some cases (about 1 in 5 cases), you might develop several growths at a single time. These growths are often harmless, but they can be painful and even become inflamed, which can lead to additional problems.
By getting timely growth-removal treatment, you can restore your appearance to a healthy state and not worry about being self-conscious anymore. When you combine growth removal with follow-up skin treatments, you can also reduce the visibility of any scarring from the procedure.
What Body Areas Can We Remove Cysts and Lipomas From?
We can generally remove both cysts and lipomas from anywhere on the body. However, each type of growth has certain areas where they occur more often.
Cysts tend to occur on the:
Lipomas tend to occur on your:
What Is the Treatment Like?
First, we need to diagnose the type of growth you have. Once we know whether you have a cyst, lipoma, or something else entirely, we can devise a treatment method. Treatments can differ depending on which type of growth you have, so having an accurate diagnosis is a vital first step.
Once we know what type of growth you are dealing with, we can build an optimized treatment plan. For lipomas, we typically remove the growth in a quick surgery. This treatment removes the fatty growth through a small opening in the skin. Lipoma can also be dissolved with kybella. This requires several treatments and this approach has not been studied in controlled trials, so it is not known whether the lipoma might recur after their treatment.
For treating a cyst, you have two options. The first is to surgically remove the growth through a small incision. Generally, this treatment method is the most effective at preventing recurrence. However, we can also drain the growth, and extract the cyst wall through a tiny opening which is a less involved process but allows the chance for the cyst to return and grow back.
Which Cyst or Lipoma Removal Treatment Is Right for Me?
Choosing the right treatment method depends on your individual situation. When you schedule your consultation with Dr. Clark, she can examine your situation and find the optimal growth removal plan for you.
Sometimes, after an episode of severe swelling and inflamation, cysts can go away on their own, or they might not even be noticeable. However, surgical removal is the only way to ensure that a cyst is removed and does not refill. Still, your body may produce cysts in other areas. In general, once a cyst or lipoma has been removed, your skin should be back to normal other than the possibility of a scar.
In most cases, it is better to have a growth removed sooner rather than later. If a growth continues to increase in size, the eventual removal will be more involved. In addition, surgical removal of larger growths can require a larger incision, which can then leave a more visible scar. Timely treatment not only delivers fast results but makes the procedure easier overall.
When Can I See Results?
For surgical growth removal, you should see results right away. The incisions made are small, so there is virtually no downtime to the procedure as well. In most cases, you can return to your daily routine right away. In some cases you may need to postpone certain activities and exercises until one week after suture removal.
Since these are surgical procedures to remove growths, there may be a scar along the incision area. However, the scar itself is usually an extremely thin line that is barely visible. If you want to further reduce any visible scarring, laser skin resurfacing and or a chemical peel can help. These non-surgical treatments are excellent for improving the appearance of scars, occasionally removing them entirely in some cases.
During your consultation, Dr. Clark can go over scar reduction options to ensure your skin stays vibrant and clear.
Schedule Your Consultation
Take the first step to growth-free skin today when you schedule your consultation for cyst and lipoma removal. Dr. Clark, dermatologist. has years of experience and has developed advanced methods to treat a range of skin concerns and problems, including skin growths. She continues to push treatment methods into the future by building upon traditional methods for a cutting-edge approach that delivers optimal results. Call us today to learn more about cyst and lipoma removal and get started on your path to a refreshed look.
About the Dermatologist: Sheryl D. Clark, M.D., F.A.A.D.
With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Clark is a highly skilled specialist for various dermatological concerns. Whether you want to treat a cosmetic or medical concern, she fully devotes herself to each treatment.
If you require a treatment that is outside of the ones we offer, she still works with you to find the best option for you. She can recommend you to surgeons or other experts who will be able to safely and effectively treat your condition. Her “patients over profits” approach means that her goal is for you to get the treatment you need in order to feel and look better.