Sebaceous cysts or epidermoid cysts they are benign tumors. They are formed when keratin blocks the hole through which the sebum produced by the sebaceous gland comes out. These cysts are usually yellowish-white in color and tend to develop in hairy areas, such as the scalp, chest, back, face, upper arm, scrotum, and penis.
Sebaceous cysts can be caused by skin trauma and high levels of testosterone, or they can also run in families.
Is it necessary to remove these cysts on the genitals?
It is important to note that do not usually generate pain, nor affect sexual relations, nor fertility. Because they are benign, they do not degenerate into any type of cancer. The biggest drawback they can cause is that they become infected causing a small pimple of pus. Most of the time they are asymptomatic and do not require any treatment. It may only be necessary to remove them when they are very visible or to ooze a lot generating fever in the patient, or for aesthetic reasons.
A sebaceous cyst cannot be removed with any ointment or pill. The only possibility is surgical removal. It is a simple intervention that is carried out with local anesthesia without the need for hospital admission and which causes slight discomfort.
How to remove these cysts?
They do not usually give problems unless they become infected. The data indicating that you may be infected They are: redness, pressure pain and heat when palpating the cyst.
In this situation, an initial treatment with antibiotics is attempted, but if these do not improve the situation in 48-36 h, the most correct thing is to proceed with drainage by making an incision over it with local anesthesia, and evacuation of its contents infected.
Elimination of sebaceous cysts on genitals without surgery
The most commonly performed treatment is surgical. The operation consists of drying the skin with the cyst, the anesthesia used can be local or general.
This procedure leaves scars whose size will depend on the size of the cyst and also on the amount.
However, in our Medical Centers we treat epidermal cysts with the Erbium Laser (Lotus II) or with the Carbon Dioxide Laser (Firexel-Morexel). He Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra has developed a new treatment to permanently remove these cysts. A laser incision is made through which the contents are drained and the capsule is removed. It is a painless, ambulatory, effective procedure and does not leave scars.
With the Lotus II Laser no anesthesia is needed, since the high speed of impact of the laser does not generate pain.
The procedure consists of making a hole in the cyst wall through which we drain all its contents and extract the capsule. The skin where the cyst was lodged we contract as we do when we perform a non-surgical facial rejuvenation with Laser.
This procedure does not leave scars and the patient can immediately return to his activity.
How is it the procedure?
The cost will depend on the size and characteristics of the cyst.
We recommend writing an email to [email protected] and attach photos, along with your details. In this way we can estimate your treatment
Inquiries can also be made through WhatsApp in the number +54 9 11 5503-5126
Once the budget is received, you can coordinate a shift in this same way to go directly to perform the procedure.
The value of the consultation with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra is $4,000 pesos. If you later decide to carry out the treatment, this value will be deducted from the total amount.
Doubts and queries
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