Cyst Removal

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Cyst Removal

Welcome to Dermatology in Edmonton, where your skin’s health and well-being are our top priorities. We understand the significance of addressing cyst removal concerns for the sake of achieving healthier and clearer skin. Cysts can be bothersome, uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful. Our dedicated team of experienced dermatologists is here to provide you with personalized care and effective solutions to address cysts and restore your skin’s health. With our expertise and state-of-the-art treatments, we aim to help you achieve the best results and regain your confidence. Say goodbye to the discomfort of cysts and hello to healthier, smoother skin with our specialized cyst removal services.

Cyst removal is a dermatological procedure that involves the careful extraction of cysts, which are sac-like structures filled with fluid, pus, or other substances, from beneath the skin. Cysts can develop for various reasons, such as blocked hair follicles, infections, or genetic factors. They can vary in size and location on the body. Cyst removal is performed by skilled dermatologists using techniques like excision, drainage, or laser treatment, depending on the type and severity of the cyst. This procedure aims to alleviate discomfort, prevent infection, and improve the cosmetic appearance of the skin, promoting overall skin health and well-being.

Types of Cyst Removal

Acne comes in various forms, including whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and cysts.

Epidermoid Cysts

These cysts develop from cells on the outermost layer of the skin, often due to a blocked hair follicle or injury.

Sebaceous Cysts

Also known as epidermal inclusion cysts, these form from blocked oil glands in the skin. They contain a mixture of oil and dead skin cells.

Pilar Cysts

These cysts develop from hair follicles and are often found on the scalp. They are typically smooth and round, filled with keratin and oil.

Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts are fluid-filled sacs that often develop around joints or tendons, commonly on the hands or wrists.

Dermoid Cysts

Dermoid cysts are congenital and can contain various types of tissue, including skin, hair, and even teeth.

Bartholin's Cysts

These cysts form near the vaginal opening when the Bartholin's glands, which lubricate the vagina, become blocked.

Conditions We Treat

Actinic Keratoses Expert management of pre-cancerous lesions caused by sun exposure, minimizing risks.
Cyst Removal Skillful removal of cysts to alleviate discomfort and restore skin's smooth texture.
Eczema Comprehensive care for eczema, providing relief from itching, inflammation, and dryness.
Excessive Sweating Offering solutions to manage excessive sweating and boost your comfort.
Hair Loss Personalized evaluation and treatments to address hair loss and promote hair regrowth.
Facial Volume Loss Restoring youthful contours through safe and effective volume restoration treatments.
Hyperpigmentation Treating uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation, unveiling a more radiant complexion.
Melasma Tailored approaches to manage melasma and achieve a more even skin tone.
Mole Removal Expert mole removal procedures for cosmetic or medical reasons, ensuring optimal results.
Skin Tag Removal Swift and precise removal of skin tags to enhance skin's appearance.
Skin Cancers Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of skin cancers to ensure optimal outcomes.
Psoriasis Compassionate care for psoriasis, minimizing discomfort and promoting skin health.
Rosacea Expert management of rosacea symptoms, reducing redness and enhancing skin's comfort.
Scarring Advanced treatments to minimize the appearance of scars and restore skin confidence.
Vitiligo Tailored solutions to manage vitiligo and improve skin's appearance.
Wrinkles and Fine Lines Offering a range of treatments to smooth wrinkles and fine lines, restoring a youthful look.
Warts Effective removal of warts using safe and proven techniques.

Causes of Cyst

Blocked Glands or Ducts

Cysts can form when the openings of glands or ducts become blocked, preventing the natural flow of fluids.

Inflammation or Infection

Inflammation or infection can trigger the formation of a cyst as the body responds to the presence of foreign substances or pathogens.

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal imbalances or changes can lead to the overproduction of oil, which can block hair follicles or glands and contribute to the development of cysts, especially in conditions like acne.


Some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to developing certain types of cysts. For example, epidermoid cysts and pilar cysts may have a familial link.

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Our Cyst Removal Approach

At Dermatology in Edmonton, our approach to cyst removal is centered around providing safe, effective, and personalized solutions for each individual’s unique needs. Our experienced dermatologists carefully assess the type, size, and location of the cyst to determine the most appropriate treatment approach. We believe in offering personalized treatment plans that consider the patient’s skin type, medical history, and specific concerns. This allows us to provide tailored solutions that prioritize both optimal results and patient comfort. Whether it’s a small epidermoid cyst, a larger sebaceous cyst, or another type of cyst, our team is committed to delivering the highest quality care and ensuring the best possible outcome for our patients’ skin health.

Treatment Options

Incision and Drainage

Fluctuations in hormones, especially during puberty, menstruation, and pregnancy, lead to increased oil production, contributing to acne formation.

Cyst Excision

Surgical removal of the cyst is often recommended for larger, recurrent, or symptomatic cysts. This procedure involves carefully excising the cyst and its contents to prevent recurrence.

Laser Removal

Some types of cysts, such as epidermoid cysts, can be effectively treated using laser technology. The laser targets the cyst's contents and stimulates healing.


Cryotherapy involves freezing the cyst using liquid nitrogen, causing it to shrink and eventually fall off.

Injection Therapy

For certain types of cysts, injection therapy with medications may be used to shrink or dissolve the cyst.

Get Free Consultation With Our Experts

At Dermatology in Edmonton, we understand the impact that cysts can have on both physical appearance and overall well-being. Our dedicated team of dermatologists is committed to providing personalized and effective cyst removal solutions to restore your skin’s health and your confidence. With a focus on advanced techniques and individualized treatment plans, we strive to offer the highest standard of care to our patients. Whether you’re dealing with a small cyst or a more complex case, our expertise and commitment to patient satisfaction set us apart. Choose us for compassionate care, expert guidance, and the best possible outcome for your cyst removal journey.


There are various types of cysts, including sebaceous cysts, epidermoid cysts, ganglion cysts, and pilonidal cysts, among others. Each type has its own characteristics and treatment approaches.

Cyst removal is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort during the procedure. After the procedure, some mild pain or discomfort may be experienced, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

The extent of scarring depends on the size and type of cyst, as well as the technique used for removal. Our dermatologists prioritize techniques that minimize scarring and promote optimal healing.

Recovery times vary, but most patients can expect some discomfort for a few days following the procedure. It's important to follow post-procedure care instructions provided by the dermatologist to ensure proper healing.

While cyst removal aims to permanently eliminate the cyst, in some cases, there is a small chance of recurrence. Our dermatologists provide thorough evaluations and appropriate follow-up to minimize this risk.


As the leading dermatologists in Edmonton, we offer a wide range of cutting-edge treatments and therapies to address various skin concerns. Whether you’re seeking medical dermatology, cosmetic enhancements, or skin rejuvenation, we have the expertise to guide you on your journey to healthier, more radiant skin.

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