Epidermal Inclusion Cysts - These slow-growing and painless bumps under the skin can occur anywhere on your body, and frequently become irritated and inflamed.
Treatment is recommended for cysts that are:
- Growing rapidly
- Painful with movement or friction
- Infected or inflamed
- Interfering with grooming or haircuts
Treatment is often recommended for purely cosmetic reasons, or to prevent rupture.
Procedures offered at IVSI
Laser assisted Incision and Drainage of small cyst on face and neck, or
large cystic acne
Using an ablative laser, the cyst is punctured and its contents and wall are destroyed. Afterwards, the cyst might feel and look reddish and slightly swollen for 1-3 days, but subsides after healing takes place.
This is a minor procedure which requires topical or local anesthetic, with minimal time down and a straightforward outcome.
Laser assisted Incision and Drainage for inflamed, infected, or ruptured cysts
The content of the cyst is drained through an incision. A ruptured cyst with draining pus might require iodoform packing and frequent dressing changes for several days post-procedure. The incision site might need to be left for secondary intent healing, which unfortunately results in a rather unfavorable looking scar.
Surgical excision of any non-ruptured cysts
The entire cyst is removed to prevent regrowth. Post-procedure, the site is sutured to minimize scarring. Excision requires local anesthetic and suture removal 7-14 days after treatment.
Laser assisted Incision and Drainage of Cystic Acne - by opening comedones with a laser, we are able to drain pus from the cystic lesion, and destroy cyst wall structures. We have found that laser assisted I&D prevents recurrent inflammation and scar formation very effectively for most people, and also improves the outcome of pharmacologic treatment. I&D of severe cystic acne is the only acne procedure covered by insurance. To learn more about other Acne Treatment Options click here.
Used to reduce inflammation present within tissue. Does not eradicate the cyst.
Infected, inflamed, rapidly growing, and painful cysts are frequently treated at IVSI. If your cyst requires immediate attention, you can always count on Dr. Tryzno and his team. In some cases, you might be asked to return as the last patient of the day after your initial visit, but you will be taken care of the same day.
Call: (847) 518-9999
Disclaimer: Every patient is unique; therefore cosmetic results can vary between patients. No two laser treatments will get same results – even if performed by same physician on patients with similar conditions.