Cysts come in a variety of sizes and subtypes.
They most commonly affect the skin of the trunk, head and neck. They are often referred to as 'sebaceous cysts' on the body or 'pilar cysts' on the scalp. We also treat cysts in less common locations such as the eyelid, the face and the genitals.
If a cyst is infected, it will often require treatment with an antibioticand may not be removed in one piece.
In these cases, the procedure adopted is an 'incision and drainage', followed by regular dressings to release the infected material and to allow healing naturally because suturing would not be suitable.