Certain growths can appear seemingly out of nowhere and leave us scratching our heads. Cysts can happen to anyone and cause a lot of stress if they appear in uncomfortable locations. Luckily, a licensed dermatologist can safely and effectively perform cyst removal. Here at McLean & Potomac Dermatology, we can offer this service and many more. If you have a cyst, schedule an appointment today at our McLean or Potomac location.

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What Causes Cysts?

Cysts can be caused by various factors, including infections, blockages of ducts or glands, and abnormalities in the development of cells or tissues. Some common types of cysts include:

  • Epidermoid – These are caused by the accumulation of keratin, a protein found in skin cells.
  • Sebaceous – These are caused by blocked oil glands.
  • Ovarian – These can be caused by hormonal imbalances, endometriosis, or other conditions.
  • Breast – These are typically caused by hormonal changes.

How Do We Address Cysts?

Cyst removal may be necessary if the growth is causing pain, discomfort, or other symptoms. The removal process will depend on the type and location of the cyst. Some cysts may be removed through a small incision, while others may require more invasive surgery. Sometimes, these growths may also be drained or aspirated using a needle.

What to Expect From Treatment

Unfortunately, cysts can grow back, especially if they are merely drained. However, at McLean & Potomac Dermatology, we can remove these growths in such a way as to minimize their recurrence and help keep your skin spotless. Get in touch with our team today to discuss the treatment process and see how we can help you.

Find Treatments for Cysts in McLean, VA, or Potomac, MD

Removing cysts can be a straightforward procedure that can be performed here at McLean & Potomac Dermatology. We’re staffed by an award-winning team that can meet all of your dermatological needs and help you feel beautiful again. Schedule an appointment in McLean or Potomac to get started today.

You can reach us by messaging us through the Klara app on this website or giving us a call at (703) 356-5111.

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Ready to get started? Find a location near you and schedule your appointment to experience the best dermatological and aesthetic care around. You can reach us by messaging us through the Klara app on this site or texting (703) 215-2139.