Cysts and lipomas are growths that occur beneath the skin anywhere in the body and are often confused with one another. While they are often harmless, they can be uncomfortable and unsightly, especially if they are larger.  Our Board Certified Dermatologists can diagnose and remove bothersome cysts and lipomas, returning your skin back to normal. Head dermatologist, Dr. Sarah Dolder, and her expert team are proud to offer treatments for cysts to patients in Greenwich, Stamford, and the neighboring communities in Fairfield County.

What are Cysts?

Cysts are sacs of fluid, air or subcutaneous materials can grow almost anywhere under the skin and are typically non-cancerous and completely benign. That being said, many of our patients are unhappy with the appearance of their cyst and wish to have it treated. If you don’t like the bump a cyst leaves around your body and wish to treat it, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with one of our Board Certified Dermatologists.

What do Cysts Look Like?

The appearance of the cyst generally looks like a lump forming under the skin, however, a cyst may appear to look more painful or irritating to the skin than it actually is. Depending on the location of the cyst, it may look red, inflamed, or infected. If you believe your cyst may be infected, it’s important to come in to see Dr. Dolder or one of our medical professionals as soon as possible for treatment.

What Causes Cysts to Form?

Cysts can form for a number of reasons. Most commonly, cysts are a result of a blocked duct, an infection, an inherited disease, or chronic inflammation. The exact cause of your cyst may be as simple as a fluid buildup under the skin.

How Much Do Treatments for Cysts Cost?

The cost of treatments for cysts at Greenwich Point Dermatology will vary depending on the type of service you receive and your health insurance plan. To get a better idea of how much your cyst treatment will cost, we encourage you to come in and see our team of Board Certified Dermatologists for a solution.

What Treatments are Available for Cysts?

There are a few treatment options available for cysts at Greenwich Point Dermatology, including:

  • Draining the cyst with a syringe
  • Removing the cyst through surgery

To find out which treatment option is best for you and your cyst, we encourage you to come in and see our team of Board Certified Dermatologists for a solution. We are happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, assess your skin, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you get your healthiest-looking and -feeling skin.

Dr. Sarah Dolder and the expert medical team at Greenwich Point Dermatology are proud to offer surgical and non-surgical dermatological services to residents of Stamford, Greenwich, and the surrounding areas of Fairfield County. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with our Board Certified Dermatologists.