skin • 4 min read
Cyst removal at Riverbanks Wellness
About 4-5 years ago, I noticed a little cyst on my upper arm. It seemed to be a sebaceous cyst, which is a harmless growth under your skin and nothing to worry about. Still, as a doctor, I knew I should have it checked out, just to make sure.
But I’m also human. And so, like many people, I procrastinated. Yup, I know it’s terrible but that’s the truth of what happened.
A few months ago, everything changed. A member of my family was diagnosed with cancer, and that gave me the push I needed to get it done.
I had the cyst removed and sent off to a lab. Those few days when I was waiting for the results felt like some of the longest of my life. I was almost 100% sure it wasn’t harmful, but the thought kept on haunting me: I’ve waited years to do this – what if that was the biggest mistake I ever made!?
As it happened, it turned out I was wrong – it wasn’t a sebaceous cyst but something else entirely. Without going into technical details, it was both very rare. And very benign!
I was enormously lucky because you shouldn’t take any risks with your skin.
And I was surprised at what a big relief it was to hear I was in the clear. All those years, it had always been a nagging worry at the back of my mind. I was glad to be done with it.
You probably know that here at Riverbanks, we help lots of patients get rid of moles, skin tags, lipomas and warts for cosmetic reasons. But we can also help if you have a medical concern.
If you, too, are worried about a skin lesion, it’s best to get it checked out quickly – both for your health and so that you don’t have to feel as anxious as I did.
We have many ways to remove these growths, including laser resurfacing and cryotherapy. We’ll choose the best course of action, depending on whether you want the lesion to be removed completely or reduced in size, and what area of the body it affects.
Then we’ll send a sample off to the lab, so you can take further action if there’s a medical need. Or – hopefully – get peace of mind that there’s nothing to worry about.
Most patients are surprised at how quickly and easily all this can be done. We always try to minimise scarring, so often there’s no sign that the skin lesion was ever there.
And as always, we’ll treat you here at Riverbanks in a warm, supportive environment, where your privacy is assured.
It couldn’t be easier to get started.
I’ll get back to you quickly, telling you whether it’s possible for us to remove it and give you more information about what the scarring might look like.
I’ll also give you a quote for the procedure. Again, most patients are pleasantly surprised to discover that the investment is far lower than they had imagined.
So don’t spend the next few months wondering “is it… isn’t it.” Take it from me – it’s not worth the mental anguish – and it’s not worth the risk.
You can also book a virtual consultation with me through our app.
Let’s deal with your mole or skin tag now.
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