What are Cysts?
Cysts are fairly common skin blemishes that appear as sac-like cavities under or above the skin. They are typically filled with fluid, pus, or air and vary in size. They can appear almost anywhere on the body. Although they may cause some concern, in many cases, they're noncancerous and can be easily treated. Though most cysts don't cause any pain, some can induce irritation or discomfort, depending on the location and size. Larger cysts are usually surgically removed and sent for evaluation to make sure they're actually benign. If you have one or more cysts that are causing you pain or are in a sensitive area, contact Arizona Skin Institute to schedule a consultation with skilled dermatologist Dr Jay Mehta. We can provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment strategy based on your needs and medical history. If you live in Surprise, AZ or the Greater Phoenix area, call our office today.
"I love this place. It is super clean and staff are very versed in all aspects of skin care. I have not been here for awhile as I usually come out to Arizpna for the winter months and have been away but am back now and will be booking appointment right away. This place is so very different than many and do not push things at you. They are 100% professional."- B. / Healthgrades / Jan 08, 2020
"Greeted by a friendly staff :) I was pleased to learn that there was nothing alarming or cancerous after a thorough body check. However, the aging process, as well as many hours in the outdoors were evident! I really appreciated the time Becky spent explaining details about my skin, healthier skincare practices, and product suggestions to improve it - sun block being #1! Dr. Mehta was very pleasant and answered my questions (and fears) about any type of face treatment procedures. I feel very confident having him work on my skin to restore some of its lost glow. I highly recommend the Arizona Skin Institute."- M.A. / Google / Jun 11, 2020
"My first visit at Arizona Skin Institute was great~!...The staff was friendly welcoming, and professional in every detail~!...Dr Mehta is a super nice man~!...He is personable, down-to-earth and easy to talk to...He has great bedside manner~!...He explained things thoroughly and I felt confident about his addressing my issues...I am have no doubt that he'll continue to make my skin health his priority~!...I didn't have any more than a 10 minute wait for my appointment...I was in & out within an hour but I didn't feel at all rushed...I would highly recommend Dr Mehta at Arizona Skin Institute...I am looking forward to any future visits.. I know that Dr Mehta will take good care of me~!...Don't hesitate to make an appointment...You won't be sorry..."- S.C. / Google / Mar 13, 2020
"I visited the Peoria location. The staff is amazing! Everyone is friendly, professional, and very personable. I was having a hard day, not to mention, struggling for some time with some skin issues, and one of my doctors really went the extra mile to cheer me on and show her beautiful loving spirit with a friendly hug and positive, motivating feedback. I was very comfortable engaging with the doctors and asking questions. Having over 10 & 15 years of experience, they were very informative and confident. I really love this place and I recommend it to anyone seeking any areas of dermatology, like skin diseases & conditions, including cosmetic treatments like Botox, dermal fillers, and laser treatments."- M.B. / Google / Mar 03, 2020
"They were prompt, great front office and Becky Caudle, PA and the Doctor were fantastic!"- G.C. / Google / Jan 03, 2020
What causes cysts?
There are numerous types of cysts and the exact cause will vary, but cysts are most commonly linked to infection, inherited diseases, chronic inflammation, and blocked oil glands. Cysts can also grow near a foreign body or piercing in the skin, such as earrings. Even though the vast majority of cysts are benign, some are cancerous. We'll perform a comprehensive skin analysis to determine the cause and the best treatment program for eliminating existing and preventing future growths.
Treatments for cysts
At Arizona Skin Institute, we offer several treatment options for cysts, depending on their size and location. The standard form of treatment involves draining the growth or injecting it with cortisone to reduce its size. If the cyst is causing chronic irritation or is in a sensitive area, we generally recommend surgical excision. Cyst removal can also be performed for cosmetic reasons to achieve a clearer, healthier-looking complexion. The good news is that we can effectively treat most types of cysts once we establish the exact cause.
see an expert today
Cysts are often harmless, but we encourage anyone who is worried about a lump beneath their skin to get it checked out as soon as possible. At Arizona Skin Institute in Surprise, AZ near Phoenix, we can perform a thorough skin exam and create a custom treatment plan that is right for you. Don't let fear hold you back from getting the care you need!