Cyst Removal in Salt Lake City, UT

You knew you weren’t imagining it. It’s definitely there: a small lump on your neck, back, or face, and it’s slowly getting bigger. It doesn’t hurt, but it’s bothering you. What could it possibly be? Only a dermatologist specialist can tell you for certain, but this type of growth is most likely a sebaceous cyst. Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology in Salt Lake City, UT, specializes in the treatment and removal of all types of skin cystsCall today to make an appointment for a consultation. 

What is a cyst and what causes them? 

A sebaceous cyst, also known as an epidermoid or pilar cyst, is a small lump or sac under the skin, sometimes accompanied by an unpleasant odor. Though they can occur virtually anywhere on the body, the most common locations for sebaceous cysts are the neck, face, and back. Cysts can develop for any number of reasons, but the most common causes are clogged pores, swollen hair follicles, blocked glands, or trauma to the skin. Some individuals may be genetically prone to them. The good news is most skin cysts are benign, and practitioners at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology can treat them quickly. Call our clinic in Salt Lake City, UT, if you suspect you have a cyst.  

Can a cyst be popped or squeezed like a pimple? 

No, and for Pete’s sake, stay off YouTube! Unlike whiteheads or blackheads, the contents of a cyst are practically impossible to remove by squeezing or puncturing. While it may be tempting to try it, this is a surefire recipe for causing your cyst to get infected, or worse yet, lead to more cysts. Keep the cyst and the surrounding area clean, and call Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology in Salt Lake City, UT, for a proper diagnosis and treatment.  

Treatment options for cysts

After an initial evaluation and diagnosis of a sebaceous cyst, your dermatologist at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology will recommend treatment options If surgical removal of the cyst is decided upon, you’ll be given a local anesthetic to numb the area around the cyst, then your dermatologist will excise the cyst and suture the area. Depending on the situation, you may be prescribed a course of oral or topical antibiotics. Our Salt Lake City, UT, dermatologists have extensive experience in removing skin cysts and will make every effort to ensure that your procedure leaves little to no scarring. Call our office in Salt Lake City, UT, for a consultation on skin cysts or any other skin problem you might be experiencing. 

What Makes Us Unique?

  • Board Certified Dermatologists
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  • Friendly Staff Members
  • Cosmetic Services Done by Licensed Providers