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Sebaceous Cyst Removal

Sebaceous Cyst Removal

Cyst Removal Treatment in Pune

Sebaceous cysts are bumps that form underneath the skin. When sebaceous glands clog, it causes sebaceous cysts. Sebaceous cysts form sac-like structures that contain an oily and foul-smelling discharge.

Clear Skin clinic is a specialized medical facility offering epidermoid cyst removal treatments performed by experienced surgeons and dermatologists in Pune. These professionals utilize advanced techniques, such as excision or minimally invasive procedures, to safely and effectively remove cysts.

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Cysts are abnormalities in the body, containing liquid or semi-solid material. They are noncancerous, and though they may be unsightly, they are usually asymptomatic.

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Do & Don’t for Getting Cysts

Causes of Sebaceous Cyst


Sebaceous cyst treatment

Do & Don’t for Getting Cysts

DO: Drink plenty of water to detoxify your body.
DO: Consume a diet rich in vitamins and minerals, and healthy fats.

DON’T: Pop and poke the cysts.
DON’T: Carry out any strenuous activities.
DON’T: Smoke for at least 6 weeks after the surgery.
DON’T: Let the wound get dirty or infected.

Causes of Sebaceous Cyst

  • The cyst in sebaceous gland is producing oil at a faster rate than can be released from the gland.
  • The cyst in sebaceous gland or its duct becomes damaged or blocked, causing oil accumulation.
  • Genetic conditions like Gardner’s syndrome or basal cell nevus syndrome.
  • Lastly, hereditary conditions like steatocystoma multiplex.


Sebaceous cysts are generally found on the face, neck, scalp, and back. Moreover, these cysts may remain small or grow large.

A typical cyst –

  • Is a small, round lump under the skin.
  • Feels harder than normal skin.
  • Is usually the same color as the skin
  • Commonly has a small blackhead in the center called the punctum.
  • Is often filled with foul-smelling white cheesy material.
  • Sore and tender skin around the bump with redness develops if it gets secondarily infected with bacterias.

Cysts range from pea-sized, starting at about 1 centimetre, and can go up to 5 centimetres. If the cyst has a diameter larger than 5 c centimetres, is showing signs of infection, such as redness, pain, or pus drainage, or is recurring really fast after removal, it is necessary to consult a doctor.

In fact, sebaceous cysts usually refer to epidermoid cysts.

  • Epidermoid cysts contain keratin, which is the protein in the top layer of skin and originates from the epidermis. But when the cells move into your skin instead of shedding they result in the formation of epidermoid cyst removal.
  • Pilar cysts also contain keratin and originate from the hair follicles.

Sebaceous cyst treatment

Cysts are non-cancerous and do not pose any health threats. However, they can be extremely uncomfortable. do not require any type of sebaceous cysts treatment. Therefore, the most preferred course of action is to keep them clean and not try too many treatments.

However, if a cyst has burst or is secondarily infected, the doctor sometimes needs to lance and drain it. In such a case, the doctor may need to prescribe a course of antibiotics.

  • Medication

Dermatologists prescribe medicines like antibiotics in the form of pills and topical creams or injectables if sebaceous cysts treatment is required for infection. These will reduce the inflammation and pain of the cysts.

  • Surgery

After the inflammation reduces, dermatologists remove your cyst with a curette or scalpel, after sanitizing the area. They may also stitch the area up. If removed completely with its wall, cysts usually do not recur after this procedure.

i.Sterilisation: The area to be treated is prepared by sterilizing the surrounding skin with an antiseptic (povidone-iodine) solution, to prevent any chances of infection.

ii. Anaesthesia: A local anesthetic (2% lignocaine with adrenaline) is injected or applied topically to the site to minimize or prevent pain during the procedure.

iii. Incision and removal: A small opening is made using a blade or with radiofrequency into the center (punctum) of the cyst after which the contents of the cyst are expressed out from that opening followed by removal of cyst wall and finally opening is closed with sutures if required and dressing.


  • Incision and drainage (I&D):

This is done if the cyst is secondarily infected with the collection of pus in it. This is done only to drain the pus and for symptomatic relief. Once the infection has subsided, surgery for cyst removal is required.

  • Excision:

In this treatment, the cyst is excised/ removed completely either by surgical excision or punch excision.

This treatment is not done usually but can be done for very small lesions.

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    Sebaceous Cyst Removal


    Sebaceous cysts removal are lumps that develop beneath the skin. Sebaceous cysts are caused by clogged sebaceous glands. Sebaceous cysts are sac-like structures that generate an oily, foul-smelling discharge.

    For treating your skin condition, feel free to get in touch with one of our best dermatologists in Pune. You can also call on +919584584111 to book an appointment at one of our skin clinics near you.

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    How long do sebaceous cysts last?

    Sebaceous cysts may go away on their own in about 4 weeks. However, they tend to recur. If not removed, they may go away in a few weeks or months or they may even stay forever. Cysts are noncancerous and do not pose any health threats. However, they can be extremely uncomfortable. In general sebaceous cysts do not require any treatment. Cysts may enlarge over time and eventually require surgical removal if they start causing discomfort.

    What happens if sebaceous cyst is left untreated?

    A sebaceous cyst, if left untreated, can keep increasing in size and later require to be surgically removed if it causes discomfort. If a cyst bursts or is secondarily infected, the doctor sometimes requires to drain it. In this scenario, the doctor may require to prescribe a course of antibiotics. If one undergoes a complete surgical removal of the cyst, it won't usually appear again.

    What is the reason for sebaceous cyst?

    The reasons for sebaceous cysts include the following:

  • The sebaceous gland is generating oil at a faster rate than can be released from the gland.
  • The sebaceous gland or its duct becomes damaged or blocked, causing oil accumulation.
  • Genetic conditions like Gardner’s syndrome or basal cell nevus syndrome.
  • Hereditary conditions like steatocystoma multiplex
  • High levels of androgens or hypersensitivity of the sebaceous glands to androgens, can lead to a rise in the levels of sebum.
  • Is sebaceous cyst removal painful?

    If the method of excision was used to remove a cyst, tenderness and slight pain may be experienced. Cyst removal is a minimally invasive procedure.