Sebaceous Cysts | Cosmetic Medical Clinic

SKIN CONCERN:

Sebaceous cysts

Sebaceous cysts are common noncancerous cysts of the skin. Cysts are abnormalities in the body that may contain air, liquid or semiliquid substances.

SKIN CONCERN:

Sebaceous cysts

Sebaceous cysts are common noncancerous cysts of the skin. Cysts are abnormalities in the body that may contain air, liquid or semiliquid substances.

What are Sebaceous cysts?

Sebaceous cysts, also known as epidermal or epidermoid cysts, are dome-shaped lesions that are generally found on the face, neck, or torso.

They are mostly harmless but can become uncomfortable if they go unchecked. Most walled cysts are soft to the touch and grows slowly, and can vary from a few millimetres to 5 centimetres in diameter. Ruptures might also occur, resulting in the discharge of soft, yellow keratin material into the dermis.

What causes Sebaceous cysts?

Sebaceous cysts are caused by the oil (sebum) produced by the sebaceous gland. Cysts develop from the sebaceous gland if the gland or its duct becomes damaged or blocked. This usually occurs when there is a scratch, a surgical wound, or a skin condition, such as acne. As sebaceous cysts grow slowly, the injury may have happened weeks or months before you notice the cyst.

If you are unsure with any lesions on your skin, please speak to our laser specialists and medical doctors at Cosmetic Medical Clinic.

 

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