Cyst Removal

Cyst Removal services offered in Rockville, MD

Cyst Removal
About Cyst Removal

Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can appear anywhere on your skin, including your face and neck. At Shady Grove Dermatology in Rockville, Maryland, the skilled dermatologists perform expert cyst removal to enhance your comfort, minimize your risk of infection, and boost your confidence. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about cyst removal.

Cyst Removal Q&A

What is cyst removal?

Cyst removal is a medical procedure in which your board-certified dermatologist at Shady Grove Dermatology excises a fluid-filled sac beneath your skin. 

Cysts can develop for various reasons, including blocked oil glands, infections, or genetic factors. They can vary in size and appearance, making it difficult to tell when you have one.

Who needs cyst removal?

Common reasons your dermatologist may recommend cyst removal include:

Pain or discomfort 

Cysts can be painful, especially if they grow large or become infected. Removal may be necessary to relieve discomfort.


Redness, swelling, and tenderness can develop with an infected cyst. Your dermatologist may remove the cyst to treat the infection and prevent it from spreading.

Cosmetic concerns

Cysts can grow large in visible areas, like your face and neck, affecting your confidence and self-esteem.

Rapid growth

If a cyst grows rapidly or reaches a size that causes discomfort and interferes with your usual activities, prompt removal is essential.

Recurrent cysts

People who experience recurrent cysts in the same area may choose removal as a preventive measure to reduce the likelihood of future occurrences.

Suspicion of cancer

In some cases, your dermatologist removes a cyst for further evaluation if there’s concern it might be cancerous.

Can I perform cyst removal at home?

You should never try to remove a cyst at home. Doing so can lead to pain, infection, and permanent skin damage. If you have a cyst causing pain, discomfort, or cosmetic issues, discuss your concerns with your dermatologist at Shady Grove Dermatology immediately.

What happens during cyst removal?

Your dermatologist at Shady Grove Dermatology typically performs cyst removal in three steps:

Administer local anesthesia

First, they inject a local anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the cyst, ensuring a pain-free procedure.

Remove or drain the cyst

Next, they express the cyst through a small incision or perform surgical excision, depending on its size and complexity.

Close and provide aftercare

Following cyst removal, your dermatologist closes the incision using stitches or allows natural healing. They apply a sterile dressing and provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to support optimal healing.

Call Shady Grove Dermatology today or use the online booking tool to schedule a cyst removal consultation.