Cyst Removal

If you have a cyst on your body, it is important to know that it will not go away unless treatment is performed on it. Many patients believe that cyst removal in Brooklyn is not necessary and the cyst will eventually pop on its own and disappear. While it can pop on its own and remain dormant for a bit, it will return if it is not treated. Cysts look like a bubble or balloon underneath the skin and it is filled with a fluid or solid material. Some patients refer to them as giant pimples. Cysts can appear anywhere on the body and are most common behind the ears, on the face, back, and neck. In some cases, they can be very painful.

Typically, cysts develop because of an infection that is caused from a follicle that has swelled up. Treatment is required to reduce the size of the cyst and to prevent it from becoming cancerous in nature. Cysts can be small or large and depending on their size, treatment recommendations will be made.
If you think that you have a cyst and need cyst removal in Brooklyn, call Kleydman Dermatology today to schedule an appointment.

How is Cyst Removal Performed?

Cyst removal or draining should only be done by a professional in the field, as you can develop an infection should it not be done correctly. It is vital that you speak with Dr. Kleydman to ensure that your cyst is not infected and to discuss what treatment options are available to you.

Typically, a cyst will need to be removed from surgical excision. This process takes some time and is not completed as quickly as popping a pimple. A small incision will need to be made either near the cyst or on the cyst. Patients are given a local anesthetic to numb the area to prevent any pain that may occur.

Once the incision is made, the cyst will be drained. Often, what is inside of the cyst is pus, blood, and other matter that may have built up over time, such as an oily substance. To drain the cyst, light pressure will be placed on it until everything is removed from the interior of it.

Dr. Kleydman will make sure that the entire cyst is drained and cleaned out before any further steps are taken. If the tissues around the cyst need to be removed, they will be. Once a cyst is removed, it will not come back; however, if pieces were left behind it may return.

Once done, the area will be closed if needed and dressing applied to it. Some patients may be left with a scar once the procedure is done, but not all are.

Call Our Office Today

If you would like to discuss cyst removal in Brooklyn, call Kleydman Dermatology today. We will schedule you in for a consultation with Dr. Kleydman. You and she will be able to go over your options to determine if you are a good candidate for cyst removal. Call our office now.


Cysts are balloon-like structures in the skin filled with solid or fluid material. They most often contain sebaceous material, the oily substance that would normally be present on the surface of the skin for normal lubrication. Cysts can occur anywhere on the body, although the face, neck, back and area behind the ears are the most common sites. They develop as an infection, often from a swollen hair follicle, and require treatment to prevent them from enlarging or becoming cancerous.


Cysts can range in size from tiny to huge. Small cysts can easily be expressed within seconds with a comedone or cyst expresser. Larger cysts may need a longer period of time to be spent on surgical removal. Cysts may stay in the skin for years, but they may also increase in size or rupture, which causes them to become tender, red and infected. Such cysts need drainage and may also require an oral antibiotic.


Cyst removal is typically done through surgical excision. A small incision is made in the area of the cyst and then the cyst and surrounding tissue will be removed to ensure complete excision. A local anesthetic is used for this procedure. Most cysts do not return when thoroughly removed. Some patients are left with a small scar after a cyst is removed, which can be further treated with a reconstructive treatment, although most scars will fade over time.