tag 12th May 2017

Cyst Or Skin Tag: What’s The Difference?

Cyst and skin tag removals are two of the most common treatments that Dr Firas undertakes on a regular basis. In most cases, cysts and skin tags are completely harmless, but that’s not to say that they aren’t annoying and sometimes unsightly; this is why many of us seek medical help to have them professionally removed. It’s important to know the difference between a cyst and a skin tag so as to determine the best course of action for treating them.

Your doctor can of course assess the growth for you, but it can be helpful to have an idea of what you’re dealing with prior to a consultation. Sebaceous cysts are the most common type, appearing just beneath the skin and sometimes causing pain or discomfort. Skin tags are similar, but these are loose pieces of skin that form on the surface of the skin due to rubbing in areas that experience restricted movement or where clothing is tight.

Cyst and Skin Tag Removal

As mentioned above, cysts and skin tags are usually benign, meaning they pose no serious threat to your health and can be easily treated. The removal procedure is minimally invasive and painlessly performed under local anaesthetic, where a number of methods can be used depending on your growth, such as a snip excision, scalpel, freezing or shaving.

It is a very quick and easy procedure that can be completed within an hour, meaning you can resume your daily routine immediately after, with no downtime required. In many cases a cyst will disappear or a skin tag will fall off without you realising, but it’s important that you never attempt to remove them on your own.

Harley Street Dermatologist, Dr Firas Al-Niaimi

Dr Firas Al-Niaimi has a wealth of expert training and experience behind him, making him a highly regarded leading cosmetic and medical dermatologist. His skillset and knowledge is unrivalled when it comes to skincare.

When you schedule a consultation with Dr Firas at 152, Harley Street, you are investing in a personalised, attentive approach to your treatment. He will take the time to assess your condition and formulate a bespoke treatment plan that is specifically designed to meet your needs.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch today to book an appointment or to find out more information.

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