Cyst/Wart Evaluation and Removal
Warts are non-cancerous skin growths caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts are usually skin-colored and feel rough to the touch, but they can be dark, flat and smooth. The appearance of a wart depends on where it is growing.
It is important that warts are identified correctly before undergoing any sort of treatment for them. If a wart treatment is applied to a more serious type of skin problem, the results can be undesirable.
Sebaceous cysts, commonly known as just cysts, are small, closed sacs that contain solid or fluid material and can be found anywhere on the skin. They develop as an infection, often from a swollen hair follicle, and require treatment to prevent it from enlarging or becoming cancerous.
Cyst and wart removal are done through surgical excision. A small incision is made in the area of the cyst or wart and then the cyst or wart and surrounding tissue will be removed to ensure complete excision. A local anesthetic is used for this procedure. Most cysts and warts do not return when thoroughly removed. Some patients are left with a small scar after a cyst or wart is removed, which can be further treated with a reconstructive treatment, although most scars will fade over time.
Ashland Integrative Medicine can help you in your cyst or wart removal. Give Ashland Integrative Medicine a call today for more information.