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Cyst Removal Summary

Procedure time

30 minutes

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Local anaesthetic





What is a cyst?

A cyst is a lump located beneath the skin that is filled with fluid, usually similar in size and shape to a small pea. Although, they can gradually grow to a few centimetres across.

Cysts usually develop as a result of an infection or due to a blocked gland. They can also occur around in-growing hairs and are often found in the scalp or underarm area. They are more common after puberty or if you have suffered with acne.

Early cyst removal is recommended to reduce the risk of infection and to minimise scarring.

Scalp Face Neck Chest Shoulder Genitals

What is cyst removal treatment?

When cysts appear on your face or body, it is important that you get them checked over by a professional for diagnosis. Both body and facial cyst removal are considered cosmetic procedures, as they are not usually harmful. This means a private removal treatment will need to be arranged.

Before seeking removal, our Dermatologists at EF MEDISPA will thoroughly examine your skin. This will result in a diagnosis which recommends the best treatment through our London cyst removal clinic.

Here at EF MEDISPA, our professional dermatologists are experts in cyst removal procedures, well experienced in removing all types of cysts and use techniques that minimise scarring for the best results. We also offer treatments designed to help reduce the likelihood of further cysts developing, which is particularly important after sebaceous cyst removal.

What is Dermastamp treatment?
  • Cyst removal starting from £300
  • Consultation fee with Specialist Dermatologist can be deducted from price of treatment
  • Additional 10% discount if you have more than one cyst to be removed

The most common types of cysts

  1. Epidermoid cysts are usually caused by a build-up of keratin under the skin
  2. Sebaceous cysts form out of the sebaceous gland, which produces sebum
  3. Pilar cysts are those that are found on the scalp or around hair follicles

Tailored to your concern

At EF MEDISPA we take pride in our personalised approach to each private cyst removal in London. Our team of experts will always strive to create the most effective, bespoke cyst treatment plan to maximise your results and minimise scarring.

Cyst removal treatment at EF Medispa

How does cyst removal treatment work?

During the removal process at our London clinic, our skilled dermatologists will use a local anaesthetic to numb the area. A tiny cut is then made before squeezing or carefully cutting out the cyst, all completed in around 30 minutes.

Procedures may leave a small scar, but this will fade over time leaving excellent surgical results. If concerned, additional treatments can be discussed to speed up the healing time of scars.

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Why have private cyst removal in London at EF MEDISPA?

  1. Highly qualified clinical practitioners and dermatologists

    Our specialist, award-winning clinics offer a welcoming and safe environment, with a team of highly qualified clinical practitioners and dermatologists.

  2. Minimise removal scars

    Our medical experts are fully trained on the latest cyst removal procedures to minimise scaring.

  3. During treatment

    Our qualified skin experts will assess your cyst and advise you on your most suitable form of body or facial treatment.

  4. After treatment

    Our experts will explain the procedure thoroughly and make sure you are fully informed on the aftercare plan. This should be followed carefully to help minimise scarring, prevent infection, and reduce the likelihood of your cyst returning. Especially important following the removal of a sebaceous cyst.

Cyst Removal FAQs

How long will a cyst last?

A cyst will not heal until it is fully removed. It must be lanced, drained, and surgically excised before the healing process can begin. If you do not get treatment, cysts mat eventually rupture resulting in them partially draining. This can take months, or even years, and once they rupture, the painful sebaceous cyst will likely return if the pocket lining is not removed entirely.

Are cysts harmful?

Although cysts do not usually pose any threat to your health, cyst removal is advisable. If cysts are left untreated, benign cysts can result in serious complications such as infection. This is where the cyst fills with bacteria and pus, becoming an abscess. If the cyst bursts inside the body, there is even a risk of septicaemia.

How long does it take to remove a cyst?

Cysts can be removed while you are awake using local anaesthetic injections. This means procedures can take as little as 30 minutes to complete.

When should a cyst be removed?

Sometimes, cysts can grow and cause discomfort or pain. They can also be located in areas that cause embarrassment. If a cyst is interfering with the quality of your life in some way, discuss your treatment options with EF MEDISPA today.

What type of cysts are there?

Not all cysts are the same. There are several types that can form on or under the skin.

Sebaceous cyst - The most common type of cyst that affect the skin. Sebaceous cysts form when a hair follicle is damaged or a duct become blocked, resulting in trapped fluid beneath the skin.

Epidermoid - Formed through an accumulation of keratin beneath the skin, Epidermoid cysts often appear on the face, neck, head, and back. They're prone to infection which can result in red, swollen and painful cysts.

Ganglion - These differ from sebaceous and epidermoid cysts, mainly appearing near joints and on tendons. Ganglions are filled with a jelly-like material and vary in size. Depending on where they grow, Ganglion cysts can become painful and make joint movement difficult.

Pilar - A Pilar cyst grows on the surface of the skin and occurs when a hair follicle gets clogged. They can appear anywhere on the body but are most common on the scalp. Pilar cysts can be irritating and even cause hair loss in the location of the cyst.


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