Cyst Removal

Cyst Removal services offered in Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale, AZ

Cyst Removal

Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can form nearly anywhere on the body, including in the skin. If you have a cyst, don’t wait to seek treatment. The board-certified dermatologists at Skin Care Specialists in Mesa, Tempe, and Scottsdale, Arizona, offer cyst removal to relieve discomfort, prevent infection, and address any cosmetic concerns associated with the cyst. Call or request an appointment online to learn more.

Cyst Removal Q&A

What is a cyst removal?

Cyst removal is a medical procedure that involves extracting and draining a cyst, a fluid-filled sac that can form in various areas of the body. The board-certified dermatologists at Skin Care Specialists perform this procedure to ensure effective and comprehensive removal while minimizing the risk of recurrence or complications.

The team tailors the procedure to your individual needs, preventing infection, relieving pain and discomfort, and minimizing aesthetic concerns.

Why might I need a cyst removal?

Not getting a cyst removed can pose serious health risks, such as pain and infection. Without removal, cysts may continue to grow, causing increased pain or leading to complications. 

If a cyst ruptures or becomes inflamed, it can spread an infection to surrounding tissues and organs. An infection that reaches your bloodstream can travel to other areas and cause additional damage. 

Seeking prompt cyst removal from the board-certified dermatologists at Skin Care Specialists is crucial to minimizing these dangers, ensuring proper management, reducing the risk of complications, and promoting your overall skin health.

What does a cyst removal involve?

When you arrive for a cyst removal at Skin Care Specialists, your dermatologist develops a personalized plan that typically includes the following steps:


First, your dermatologist assesses the cyst, considering its size, location, and other characteristics. 


Next, the team administers local anesthesia to numb the area around the cyst, ensuring your comfort during the procedure.

Incision or drainage

Depending on the type and size of the cyst, your dermatologist may make a small incision to remove the cyst intact or drain its contents.

Cyst wall removal 

For recurring cysts or those with a thick cyst wall, your dermatologist may remove the entire cyst wall to reduce the risk of recurrence.


After removing or draining the cyst, the team closes the incisions with stitches. The type of closure depends on the size and nature of the incision.


Finally, the team applies a sterile dressing to the treatment site to protect the incision site and promote healing.

If you have a cyst, the board-certified dermatologists at Skin Care Specialists offer many services to remove it. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.