Cystactular Cysts

Cystactular Cysts

An epidermoid cyst is a non-cancerous growth commonly found on the skin of the face or neck, but can occur anywhere on the body. Just as its name suggests, these cysts occur as a result of epidermal cells, cells from the top layer of your skin a.k.a the epidermis, overgrow in a confined space. The buildup of these cells under the skin results in a “cheesy” consistency and often a pungent odor! Epidermoid cysts are typically harmless and have no symptoms, but people often seek removal due to the appearance of the bump or because the cyst has become inflamed or ruptured. If you have a ruptured cyst you may notice, sudden redness, pain, swelling, and heat around the area, all of which can lead to an abscess forming. Surgically removing the cyst can cure the area, but the entire cyst sac and all of its contents need to be removed to ensure the cyst won’t grow back!

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Cystactular Cysts
  • An 'Outta Sight' Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a non-cancerous growth commonly found on the skin of the face or neck, but can occur anywhere on the body. Just as its name suggests, these cysts occur as a result of epidermal cells, cells from the top layer of your skin a.k.a the epidermis, overgrow in a confined space. Th...

  • Snip & Pull Epidermoid Cysts (x3)

    An epidermoid cyst is a non-cancerous growth commonly found on the skin of the face or neck, but can occur anywhere on the body. Just as its name suggests, these cysts occur as a result of epidermal cells, cells from the top layer of your skin a.k.a the epidermis, overgrow in a confined space. Th...

  • Cheers to a Pilar Cyst

    A pilar cyst, also known as a trichilemmal or isthmus-catagen cyst, is a benign (non-life-threatening) growth that, upon examination, looks identical to the more common epidermoid cyst, except that 90% of pilar cysts occur on the scalp. They tend to be more mobile and firmer than epidermoid cysts...

  • World Traveling Pilar Cyst: Part 1

    A pilar cyst, also known as a trichilemmal or isthmus-catagen cyst, is a benign (non-life-threatening) growth that, upon examination, looks identical to the more common epidermoid cyst, except that 90% of pilar cysts occur on the scalp. They tend to be more mobile and firmer than epidermoid cysts...

  • Deflating a Cyst on the Cheek

  • Freshly Squeezed Cysts and Blackheads..Splash Guard Required!

    Yes, with cysts in particular, I often make sure to don a "Splash Screen", a surgical mask that has a plastic shield to block splatter from bodily fluids. Here are some procedures that I have done in the past that warranted the use of a Splash Screen. #FLASHBACKFRIDAY

  • It's A Pilar Cyst Party!

    A pilar cyst, also known as a trichilemmal or isthmus-catagen cyst, is a benign (non-life-threatening) growth that, upon examination, looks identical to the more common epidermoid cyst, except that 90% of pilar cysts occur on the scalp. They tend to be more mobile and firmer than epidermoid cysts...

  • Try the Grey Cyst!

    An epidermoid cyst is a non-cancerous growth commonly found on the skin of the face or neck, but can occur anywhere on the body. Just as its name suggests, these cysts occur as a result of epidermal cells, cells from the top layer of your skin a.k.a the epidermis, overgrow in a confined space. Th...

  • The Cyst Bomb

    Taking out this cyst was like disarming a bomb! At first I was convinced it was a lipoma BUT it's actually a gigantic, thin wall epidermoid cyst. Stay til the end to see what's inside!

    An epidermoid cyst is a non-cancerous growth commonly found on the skin of the face or neck, but can occur anyw...

  • The "I Said What?!?" Pilar Cyst

    Sometimes you say weird things in the middle of surgery, even when filming an internationally aired TV show 🙈Thankfully I have my girls, Val & Kristy to call me out hehe

    A pilar cyst, also known as a trichilemmal or isthmus-catagen cyst, is a benign (non-life-threatening) growth that, upon exami...

  • A Lotus Flower Blossom Cyst Squeeze

  • Skittles Returns with a Big Cyst!

  • An Amaryllis Bulb Cyst in the Cheek

    This patient was super fun to talk to and had a really cute little amaryllis bulb cyst growing in his cheek.

    A pilar cyst, also known as a trichilemmal or isthmus-catagen cyst, is a benign (non-life-threatening) growth that, upon examination, looks identical to the more common epidermoid cyst, ...

  • A "Parasite" Cyst Removal

    Okay, Okay... I'm not actually removing a parasite (it's an epidermoid cyst) - BUT our new friend @Jacob Colvin , who pops parasites out of shrimp, stopped by to have his cyst removes and I couldn't resist. Loved learning about his aquatic adventures and conservation efforts. Check out his vide...

  • A Surprise Projectile Pilar Cyst

  • The Pilar Cyst Tango

    Caught in a vibrant tango with this cyst-acular partner of mine!

    Part 2: https://allaccess.drpimplepopper.com/videos/the-pilar-cyst-tango-it-takes-2

  • A Pilar Cyst Tango: It Takes 2

    We all know it takes 2 to tango, so we couldn't leave our Pilar Cyst without a partner! Here is session 2 from this lovely patient.

    Part 1: https://allaccess.drpimplepopper.com/videos/the-pilar-cyst-tango

  • Corn Nut or Pilar Cyst?

  • A 35 Year Old Gnocchi Pilar Cyst

    Found this pilar cyst 35 years later. Pasta for dinner tonight?

  • A Popaholic Conversion Cheek Cyst

    When you're not a Popaholic, but your cheek cyst was so good that you have changed your ways and seen the light... this is how Popaholics are born 😉💥

  • These Ear Cysts Don't Lie

    Let's be real, I know if you've picked at a pimple or a cyst and this lovely patient's ears couldn't hide it. You have to know when to pop and know when to stop... picking doesn't help, it often irritates.

  • A Crepe Paper Pilar Cyst

    Need some crepe paper? This cyst has quite the stash!

  • "Gonna Need A Bigger Syringe" Pilar Cyst

    This whopper of a pilar cyst presented a bit of a challenge when my patient told me she knew the contents were liquid... I knew this was a job for a syringe BEFORE a squeeze!

  • A Final Squeeze For A Recurring Cyst