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Savannah Dermatologist | Savannah Sebaceous Cyst Removal | GA | Savannah Skin Pathology |


7001 Hodgson Memorial Drive Suite 5
Savannah, GA 31406
(P) 912-349-7656                       (F) 912-349-7659

Sebaceous Cyst Removal


A sebaceous cyst (also known as an epidermoid cyst) forms from blocked oil glands in the skin.  They resemble acne but they are encased in a sac within the skin. The cysts generally have a round appearance.  When a cyst is squeezed it exudes sebum (a stringy, cheesy white material).  When cysts become infected, they will become red and tender.  Sebaceous cysts are primarily a cosmetic problem or a nuisance if they form in body regions that are easily irritated, such as the face or armpit. Most cysts are benign and do not develop into cancer. The total sac of the sebaceous cyst must be removed. If the cyst is just squeezed, it will reform.

Where do cysts form?

A cyst can grow in any part of the body. They can exist internally or protrude so that it is visible. The kind of cyst that a dermatologist will treat normally protrudes and is easily seen or felt.

Savannah Dermatology serving Savannah, 31406, specializing in Sebaceous Cyst Removal, Dermatology, laser hair removal, rosacea, tattoo removal, skin disease, chemical peels and much more in Savannah, GA.