Cysts services offered in the greater Silver Spring, MD and Reston, VA area

If you have a cyst that is large, painful, or unpleasant looking, removal is possible. Kunal Angra, MD, and Divya Angra, MD, of Sapphire Dermatology offer a wide range of dermatology services at their offices in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Reston, Virginia. Call or click today to schedule a time to come in and explore your options for treating cysts.

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Cysts Q&A


Cysts are small pockets within your skin, filled with fluid, air, or other substances. While most cysts are harmless, they often cause aesthetic concerns.

Some cysts create a visible lump or bump beneath the skin. Others are difficult to see but can be felt with a simple touch. Cysts can develop anywhere in your body. You can have one cyst or many.

Cysts can develop based on several causal factors, including:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Cell defects
  • Parasitic infection
  • Clogged sebaceous glands
  • Hormonal fluctuation

It’s possible to have a cyst and not know. Many people only notice cysts when they become large enough to see or feel.

Most cysts are benign and won’t cause any harm. However, some cysts can be painful and swell to the point that they begin to drain on their own.

If you have an uncomfortable cyst or if you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your skin, help is available. Removing a cyst is often a very simple process.

Cyst removal is an outpatient procedure, so there’s no need to worry about a hospital stay. The procedure can be performed in the Sapphire Dermatology office under the highest safety standards.

Your dermatologist begins by administering an injection of local anesthetic, which ensures you won’t feel any pain during your procedure. They then create an incision to access the cyst. Removing the abnormal growth and a small portion of the surrounding tissue is the next step.

Once the cyst is removed, your dermatologist determines the best method of closing the wound. Dissolvable sutures can close internal tissues, while traditional sutures close the skin at the incision site. Bandaging protects the area during the initial healing stage. Your practitioner will advise you on how to change your bandaging and clean the area.

All cysts are sent to a lab for a biopsy. This is simply a precaution to ensure that there are no cancerous cells present.

If you’re ready to learn more about cysts and treatment options, book a consultation today. Online scheduling is available, or you can always call the office during normal business hours.

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