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7 Common Types of Skin Cysts

A cyst is a closed pouch or pocket of tissue cyst. It can make you feel uneasy in many ways. The cysts can be filled with fluid, pus, or air, among other elements. Cysts are benign, meaning you won’t have to be overly concerned about cancer. Nonetheless, they can cause appearance changes and discomforts, including pain. This is more so when infected, as they can be painful and cause swelling, among other concerns. Las Vegas cyst removal can help reduce the pain, manage other symptoms, and improve your looks. Cysts can pop up anywhere but are commonly seen on the face, neck, arms, and feet. Here is a quick look at the common cyst types.

  1. Pilomatrixoma

Most pilomatrixoma cysts are found on the head, arms, neck, or legs. They are small, hard bumps. The cysts are usually found under the skin, and surgery is generally recommended to remove them. The cysts do not regrow after surgery.

  1. Pyogenic Granuloma

Pyogenic granuloma cysts are characterized by a small red bump or a series of spots on the hand, feet, or face. The bumps can cause some bleeding. Removal is recommended to avoid frustrating bleeding experiences. 

  1. Chalazion

The cysts form when the meibomian gland oil surrounding the eyelids’ opening becomes overly thick or clogged. This builds up, inflaming the gland and forming a lump. You may not experience pain unless it is relatively large. If they become huge, they may blur your vision and cause irritation. Surgical removal is recommended to ensure your sight or looks are not impacted.

  1. Cystic acne

It develops when bumps form deep under your skin and is the most severe type of acne. It results from bacteria, oil, dry skin, and hormonal changes that get trapped in your pores. Cystic acne mainly occurs on the chest, face, back, arms, and neck. Large, pus-filled bumps which are painful may form, rupture, and leave scars.

  1. Ganglion Cyst

A ganglion cyst is a bump or swelling on a tendon or joint. They are usually found on the hand, feet, or knees. The cyst typically comes and goes, but they can be painful and are exacerbated by movement. It may disappear by itself, but you may need cyst removal if it persists and is painful.

  1. Pilonidal Cyst

When loose hair is pushed back into the skin, the body responds by forming a pocket around it that contains both fluid and dead skin. The pores get infected, and they become painful and may need to be drained or removed.

  1. Pilar cyst

Pilar cysts develop on the skin’s surface and are freshly colored bumps. Pilar cysts are benign and may be hereditary. If your cyst ruptures, you may be at risk for swelling and irritation.

Cyst formation on the skin happens due to many factors, including clogged tissues around the skin. Though some cysts may not irritate, they can be painful and itchy. Your appearance is also affected, which can lower your confidence. Visit or contact LUX Dermatology for more information on cysts, management, and removal.