Sebaceous Cysts

Sebaceous Cysts

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While the direct cause of cysts is currently unknown, most people develop these grows because of genetic and/or environmental influences. They are typically harmless, sac-like growths that extender into the deeper layers of the skin. They are often filled with a fluid or semi-fluid substance, which means their texture may vary depending on size and placement.

Sebaceous cysts are found on the face, neck, and torso. They are often large, which means they can cause pressure and pain.


Some cysts may go away on their own, but most will not improve without medical intervention. Your doctor may recommend draining the cyst, treating it with medication, or surgically removing it. Cyst treatment is highly personalized, taking into consideration your cyst’s type, size, and inflammation level, as well as your skin type and personal comfort.

While some over-the-counter products may advertise great results, cyst treatment should always be provided by a medical professional. This is the safest and most effective method.

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