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SKIN PROCEDURES

Sebaceous Cysts

Sebaceous Cysts


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What Are Sebaceous Cysts 

 

Sebaceous Cysts   look like small smooth lumps under the skin surface. A cyst often has a “punctum” in the middle and sometimes discharge white toothpaste like material, which can smell.

They are benign (non-cancerous) and usually cause no harm or problems. If required, they can usually be removed easily by a small operation done under local anaesthetic. The reason why some people want them removed is for cosmetic reasons, recurrent infection or inflammation.

What do these cysts look like and what are their symptoms?

The cysts are smooth round lumps which you can see and feel just beneath the skin surface. They are very common. Often they are small (pea size) but sometimes they slowly get bigger over many months to become a few centimetres in diameter.

Where Can They Grow?

  • Cysts can affect anyone but are most common in young and middle-aged adults. They can appear anywhere on the skin but develop most commonly on the face, neck, chest, scalp and upper back.

 What Symptoms Can They Cause?

  • They become infected, when they may become red, inflamed and painful. A course of antibiotics will usually clear an infection if it occurs.
  • The cyst may leak the toothpaste-like material on to the skin if the cyst is punctured or damaged. This can have a certain unpleasant smell.
  • A crust may grow on the skin over the cyst.

What causes  cysts?

Sebaceous Cysts form under the skin when a grease gland becomes blocked and begins to build up, It seems that some cells that are normally near to the surface of the skin (cells of the epidermis or cells in hair follicles) get into deeper parts of the skin but continue to multiply. This may occur for various reasons – for example, following an injury to the skin. The cells that multiply form into a sac and produce the keratin that they would normally make on the top layer of the skin. The keratin becomes soggy and forms into a toothpaste-like substance, There is a genetic factor in some cases.

Are Sebaceous cysts harmful?

No, they are almost always benign. That is, they are not cancerous, do not spread to other parts of the body or cause any serious problems.

When would you consider cyst removal?

  • They are sometimes easy to catch and traumatise. This typically occurs on the scalp when combing hair.
  • If the cyst has become infected or irritating (often best to treat with Antibiotics and to wait until the infection is settled and it is smaller again due to better cosmetic results).
  • It is growing.
  • For cosmetic reasons
  • They can smell quite pungent

How Surgery For Sebaceous Cysts Is Performed

The complete cyst can usually be easily removed by a simple operation. The surrounding skin is numbed by injecting some local anaesthetic. A small incision  is made over the cyst. The cyst is carefully dissected. The wound is then closed. A small scar will result. Very rarely , after the removal of a cyst, it gradually regrows in the same site under the scar. This is unusual  but, if it occurs, it can be removed again.

Surgery For Cyst Removal:

Cost of removal of a cyst:  Start from £250

The cost of surgery for cyst removal is typically £250 for a small cyst.

If you wish to make an appointment you can contact us,  we Offer Free First Consultation with one of our Surgeon.

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Maddie Hornet
Maddie Hornet
10:36 14 May 22
Amazing Clinic! Dr Fouzia Rizvi is a wonderful doctor and one of the most pleasant persons I met. She removed my... mother's skin tags and provided so much support and care, considering that my mum never had any surgeries (minor or major) and she was extremely nervous about having her skin tag removed. Dr Rizvi observed more than one skin tags that were to be removed and encouraged to have all of them removed for a more than reasonable cost. Everything was done in no time! We received clear advise of how to protect the sensitive skin for the following week post skin tags removal and now that this has been successfully completed, there is no sign of the tags being there! No complications, infections or etc etc. Highly reccomend this clinic especially because it offers a wide range of treatments and the staff there is super friendly! Everyone makes you feel cared and welcomed from the very beginning! 5 out 5 stars!!!! And thank you so much for the amazing service!🙏read more
George Peirce
George Peirce
07:57 02 Apr 22
Absolutely brilliant from the team at First Health. I had a mole removed from my face, the guys were incredibly... welcoming and made me feel at ease straight away. I had no idea what to expect and it was over within 15 minutes, could not recommend them more! Brilliant price as well!read more
Susan H
Susan H
05:16 02 Apr 22
Highly recommended. This clinic is the best I have ever used. I have had moles removed before, but never with the care... I received yesterday.The doctor explained both the procedure and aftercare in detail - you feel like a person, not a number.read more
Jeremy Gould
Jeremy Gould
11:19 16 Mar 22
Had a non-pigmented mole removed from my face. Initially went for it to be shaved but discovered it was a bit deeper... and had a better blood supply than expected, so it had to be cut and stitched. Very pleased with the result. It's healed very well. The whole process was very efficient and professional and I would definitely use them again.read more
Bikash Gurung
Bikash Gurung
18:19 06 Mar 22
I had my skin tag & keloid removed. Thanks to professional team (ESP to Dr Fouzia & receptionist Justina). They were... very nice & sweet. Would definitely recommend to visit for skincare checkup.read more
Zoe Giles
Zoe Giles
18:10 20 Feb 22
I was so impressed from the moment I had dealings with this Clinic. The Receptionist was very knowledgeable &... reassuring on the phone & booking an appointment was easy.Dr Rizvi was amazing & talked me through what procedures she recommended & was very professional. I ended up having a lot more done than expected & wished I'd known about this clinic earlier!!! Dr Rizvi clearly loves what she does & her charges are very reasonable compared to other clinics & hospitals.read more
Beth Allen
Beth Allen
10:38 08 Feb 22
I found First Health Medical online when researching whether to go ahead with a scar excision of an old medusa... piercing. There are so many clinics out there which offer £££ for a simple procedure. I would definitely recommend going here as the price was so reasonable and the service was impeccable. Dr Rizvi was honestly so knowledgeable and lovely which made me feel so at ease throughout. She talked me through the whole thing and made sure I was happy. The results speak for them self - I have only been left with a small scar which is still early days and will fade over time. I have attached before and after pictures so you can see the difference. I already feel a lot more confident that I no longer have a visible hole on my face. I’m so glad I came here and would highly recommend to anyone who is wanting to repair old / unwanted piercings. Thank you again!read more
Zoë Benton
Zoë Benton
21:29 07 Feb 22
My experience at First Medical was fantastic. Dr Rizvi was so friendly and clearly explained all of my options for the... procedure. She did an incredible job and I’d highly recommend her to anyone.read more
Philip Denby
Philip Denby
19:41 07 Feb 22
Only good things to say about this practice. Very professional and friendly. I had a large mole removed from my neck... and was treated with great care and consideration. Highly recommend.read more
Toby Haddock
Toby Haddock
13:06 19 Jan 22
I had a large non viral wart removed from my finger just before Christmas. It has now healed and there is no sign of... its return. I thought the service was excellent and I'm very pleased with the result. Thanks very much!read more
David King
David King
15:31 18 Jan 22
Looked online to find a local clinic that carried out minor surgeryPhoned and booked an appointment for 2 days later.... Very professional centre and was treated by a lovely lady surgeon who did an amazing job on my neckHad the stitches out yesterday and it’s healed up beautifully. Well impressedDefinitely recommendread more
Raghu Viswanathan
Raghu Viswanathan
20:19 31 Dec 21
Mom had a long-standing issue with her right earlobe damaged due to her previous piercings. Dr Rizvi and the other... staff were very professional and polite during Mom’s main surgery (minor) and follow up appointments to remove the stitches. We are very satisfied with the surgical results and the care provided and will certainly go back to First Health Medical if the need arises.read more
Sarah Denley
Sarah Denley
15:00 23 Dec 21
Had Morpheus 8 with Dr Rizvi, which I would recommend very highly. Dr Rizvi is highly professional and extremely kind... and puts you at ease and explains the procedure. Skin tightening procedure which although a bit uncomfortable, very bearable and other than a bit of redness no other after effects. The results are fantastic, my skin is thicker and my jawline a lot firmer. I would recommend the clinic most highly.read more
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afcbrad gooner
20:55 20 Dec 21
Dr Fouzia was very efficient, professional and patient! Normally I am very squeamish but she made the experience very... calming. Justyna in reception was lovely too, very nice girl. Would recommend!!read more
Livia Gorcsosova
Livia Gorcsosova
20:48 02 Dec 21
Dr Rizvi has been absolutely superb, very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. However the lady at the reception Justina... has been very unprofessional. I have paid the asked amount at the reception and after I left the surgery she phoned me to return back to the surgery and pay the remaining £25 as she undercharged me, she was saying it like I was suppose to know the correct amount. I wouldn’t expect this kind of service from a private surgery. Very disappointing.read more
desline Dee
desline Dee
10:23 17 Nov 21
I used the service to have fillers. Very impressed with the sensitive professional care I received. Dr Rizvi carried... out the procedure. She explained in detail what was involved, and ensured my comfort at all times. I'm very happy with the outcome. I feel I'm looking very fresh and natural...more like my old self which I haven't seen in years.read more
Linda Goldsmith
Linda Goldsmith
08:41 16 Nov 21
I would highly recommend this clinic.Dr Rizvi makes you feel at ease, I am very happy with the results of the... treatments I have had.read more
Tuli Vinny
Tuli Vinny
22:02 01 Nov 21
I used the clinic last week to have a mole removed from my face. Dr. F.Rizvi carried on the procedure. I was very... satisfied the way she explained the procedure to me,she was very clear and very friendly at the same time,she made me feel at ease as I was a bit scared. Over all I was very satisfied with the service and the outcome of the operation. Definitely recommend this clinic.read more
Lucian de Lima Silva
Lucian de Lima Silva
13:35 16 Oct 21
The service at this establishment was very good and very professional. Dr Risvi made me feel comfortable and was very... efficient in the diagnosis and on the treatment given. Nothing to complaint, I would definitely return to this establishment in the future if necessary.read more
Keith Hazell
Keith Hazell
17:44 11 Oct 21
My first visit and delighted by the care and reassurance I received before, during and after my minor surgery. I will... certainly return. Highly recommended and completely painless.read more
Martin Element
Martin Element
11:23 17 Sep 21
Incredible treatment and wonderful staff.Had sebaceous cist removed. Highly professional and talked me through it.... Painless procedure and very successful outcome..No hesitation in recommending. A perfect solution for treatments not available on the NHS.Very happy with cost which was transparent and agreed before visit.read more
Laurence Groom
Laurence Groom
22:07 17 Jul 21
What can I say about Dr. Rizvi. I read some of her outstanding reviews before meeting her but having had a session to... remove a couple of moles I can tell you words cannot do her justice.She is obviously highly skilled but also creates such a warm and caring atmosphere. You feel completely looked after and you can tell this comes from a place of her wanting to use her talents to help people in the best way she can. She truly is an incredible woman and I can’t recommend her enough!read more
Louisa Martinez
Louisa Martinez
12:05 15 Jun 21
What a wonderful caring sweet doctor. Professional and knowledgeable. I felt comfortable and respected. I was given... clear honest answers when I had questions. For the first time ever I was looking forward to seeing a doctor for the second time for stitches removal. I would highly recommend first health medical. The staff are all so friendly and accommodating. I’m still in awe with the doctor, she was just such a lovely woman with positive and warm energy, I felt in safe hands when I was having minor surgery. I can not praise this centre enough!read more
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