Cysts & Lipomas
Cysts & Lipomas (Fat or “Fatty” Tumors) are easily treated in our state-of-the-art full service out-patient dermatology office and surgery facility.
No need to go to the hospital or outpatient surgery center.
Cysts &/or lipomas are usually best removed surgically to prevent recurrence.
Occasionally, a cyst may be inflamed with or without pus. Small, inflamed cysts without pus formation (e.g. acne cysts) may be treatable by intralesional injection of a very small amount of very dilute Kenalog using a very small 30g needle and an oral antibiotic. Otherwise, an inflamed cyst with pus formation (or abscess) usually requires incision and drainage with or without medicated packing and an antibiotic. (Any packing is removed in 24-48 hours. Removal is painless.)
Having treated / removed thousands of these growths over the years, our board certified Dermatologists are expert at diagnosing and helping you decide on the best treatment approach to eliminating cysts / lipomas and other benign growths safely, effectively, and with a minimum of discomfort and the best possible cosmetic outcome.
Usually, cysts and/or lipomas can be easily removed at the initial visit unlike many other clinics that require you to reschedule another separate appointment for removal or treatment.
To prepare for such a visit that may involve surgery, we ask that you avoid any blood thinners for at least one week prior your appointment, if possible. Blood thinners include aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin (& related medications), and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [e.g. ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin)]. If stitches are used, then, sutures are usually removed in 10-14 days. At home wound care will be recommended and possibly an oral antibiotic.
Untreated inflamed cysts can lead to permanent, undesired scars. Early diagnosis and treatment are paramount.
At Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas, our board certified Dermatologists, Dr. Strimling and Dr. Handler specialize in cyst, lipoma and other benign skin tumor diagnosis and treatment. Our dermatologists and staff are among the most experienced in Las Vegas. Voted or selected among the “Best Dermatologists” in Las Vegas and America multiple times, Dr. Strimling has also been selected an “Award Winning Cosmetic Surgeon”.
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Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas treats patients from all over the Clark County valley, including Henderson, Green Valley, Anthem, North Las Vegas, Boulder City as well as Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada and the rest of the southwest. We have also seen patients from all over the country and world.