Cysts are noncancerous and do not result in long-term or serious complications. A cyst is a closed pocket of tissue that fills with fluid or pus. You can find them located anywhere on the skin and can appear at any age. Cysts can develop as a result of infection, clogging of oil glands, tumors, or a simple obstruction to the flow of fluid, and can vary in size.
Skin cysts appear as an abnormal lump on the skin and are usually painless, slow-growing and smooth to the touch.
Some cysts do not need treatment. They will disappear on their own. Treatment of cysts depends on the location and size of the cyst. Some will need to be drained and/or removed. It is advisable to contact Dr. McKay for treatment of a cyst.