Cyst & Lipoma Removal.
Cyst & Lipoma removal is now here at Persona.
What is a Lipoma?
Lipoma are benign fatty growths which can occur anywhere on the body. Therefore this form of growth can appear in various sizes. Lipoma is not seen as life threatening, but can often cause discomfort or embarrassment for people with obvious growths.
Check if you have a lipoma
Lipomas are common.
- feel soft and squishy
- can be anything from the size of a pea to a few centimetres across
- may move slightly under your skin if you press them
- are not usually painful
- grow slowly
Sebaceous Cysts are slow growing, benign bumps which grow under the skin and can occur almost anywhere on the body. Although not life threatening, cysts can often be a cause of discomfort or embarrassment for people with visible facial cyst or skin cyst or arm cyst.
What a cyst looks like
A skin cyst is a round, dome-shaped lump. It’s yellow or white, often with a small dark plug through which you might be able to squeeze out pus.
Cysts can range in size from smaller than a pea to a few centimetres across. They grow slowly.
Skin cysts do not usually hurt, but can become tender, sore and red if they become infected.
Foul-smelling pus coming out of the cyst is another sign of infection.
Why do cysts form?
Some of the cells in the top layer of skin produce keratin, a protein that gives skin its strength and flexibility.
Normally, these cells move up to the surface of the skin as they start to die so they can be shed.
But the cells sometimes move deeper into the skin and multiply, forming a sac.
They secrete keratin into the middle of the sac, which forms a thick, yellow paste. This can ooze out of the cyst if it burst.