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Cysts of various types can occur in the skin, creating a lump or bump filled with fluid. Sebaceous and epidermoid cysts are both typically benign and harmless, but when they occur on the face, they can cause discomfort and cosmetic concerns. Dr. Maia and our team at Maia Plastic Surgery offer options for epidermoid and sebaceous cyst removal at our medical center in the Washington, DC, metro area.

A sebaceous cyst is formed in the skin when an oil gland is damaged or blocked. This blockage can be caused by a variety of skin issues, from infections and injuries to common acne breakouts. While the cyst is not harmful, it can be uncomfortable and create an undesirable lump. Sebaceous cyst removal must remove the entire cyst to ensure it does not reoccur. Dr. Maia can carefully excise the cyst while preserving the integrity of the skin to reduce the chance of noticeable scarring.

Removing Facial Epidermoid Cysts

Another type of facial bump that can impact the aesthetics of the face are epidermoid cysts. These are small, hard nodules that can appear on the face, sometimes yellow or brown in color. Facial epidermoid cysts are usually not a health risk, but they are blemishes that deter from a smooth or even complexion. If a facial epidermoid cyst does not disappear on its own, Dr. Maia can carefully remove the growth to restore a more attractive skin appearance with little to no visible scarring.

If you have a facial cyst that is unattractive or distracting, contact our team at Maia Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a private consultation to discuss cyst removal options for sebaceous or epidermoid cysts. Call our clinic in Tysons Corners, VA, to schedule your appointment with our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Maia.

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