Skin Lesion/Cyst Removal in Seattle, WA
I was very pleased to have their office accommodate me since I was a new patient and got to see the doctor that week once I had my referral. Staff is awesome. Dr. Wu gave me the correct cream to heal my eczema and within two days my skin was back to normal. I would recommend this office to anyone who has skin issues. – JULIE B. M.
While usually harmless, cysts can be a cause of discomfort among those who have them. Fortunately, they can be removed through a range of methods. At North Sound Dermatology, we offer skin lesion and cyst removal for patients in Seattle, Everett, and the surrounding areas.
What is a Cyst?
A cyst is a lump beneath the skin that may contain fluid or solid material. They typically grow as a result of a blocked hair follicle, but can also occur randomly. They vary in size and can appear anywhere on the body, but typically grow on the face and neck. Cysts are usually painless, but may grow to become inflamed and tender. If this is the case, you may choose to pursue a removal of the cyst.
How is a Cyst Removed?
Cysts can be reduced in size by injection of a steroid medication. If this doesn’t work, it can be completely removed through excisional surgery. Excisional surgery is done under local anesthetic to prevent discomfort. In some cases, Mohs surgery can be used to remove a cyst. This procedure is popular because it removes minimal skin, allowing for a more cosmetically acceptable repair. Dr. Dieter Schmidt is one of the only fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons in the area, meaning there are few other places to get such a treatment in the Seattle area.
What is Recovery Like After Cyst Removal?
Patients are typically able to return to work within a few days of the removal procedure, although it is recommended to get as much rest as possible. Any discomfort following the removal is minimal, and patients are usually left with a small scar.
To learn about your options for cyst removal or to schedule a consultation, contact us today. We offer cyst removal for all patients in Seattle, Everett, and the surrounding areas. Learn more about our insurance policy.