St. Louis Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
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My consultation at St. Louis Dermatology was fantastic. The staff is extremely friendly and professional, making my visit a pleasant experience. I am eagerly anticipating my upcoming appointment to have a cyst removed from my face.One point of confusion, particularly for someone not from the area, is the name of the business. Although it is called St. Louis Dermatology, the clinic is located an hour outside of St. Louis. This could be misleading for those unfamiliar with the region. Fortunately, I discovered this the morning of my appointment.Overall, I highly recommend St. Louis Dermatology for their excellent care and friendly staff. Just be aware of the actual location when scheduling your visit
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Very professional and visit was quick and easy. Dr Jennifer had a great bedside manner and she made you feel relaxed and at ease. Highly reccomend the practice.
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Extremely knowledgeable and very friendly! Had my skin cleared up as fast as they could and have had nothing but a pleasant experience! Would highly recommend!
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I felt very at ease and would recommend this practice.
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Dr Beal and his entire staff are extremely caring and fabulous!!
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Very nice ladies at check-in and checkout. The assistant was very kind and friendly. Dr. Jennifer is always very professional and will answer any questions the patient may have. The staff works well together to make the appointment go well.
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What Is A Cyst?

Cysts are typically benign (noncancerous) sacs filled with skin cells. They can form anywhere on the body. Common types of cysts include epidermal cysts, pilar cysts, dermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, and pilonidal cysts.

What Are The Different Types Of Cysts?

  • Epidermal Cysts – Epidermal cysts are the most common types of cysts. These typically have a punctum or dilate pore. These cysts are more common on the chest, back, arms, and legs.
  • Pilar Cysts—Pilar cysts are the most common type of scalp cyst. They can be isolated lesions, but for some patients, they can form numerous pilar cysts on the scalp.
  • Sebaceous Cysts—While many cysts are called sebaceous cysts, sebaceous cysts are a rarer form of cyst. These cysts form from sebaceous glands and typically occur in areas with an increased density of sebaceous glands, such as the face.
  • Dermoid Cysts—These cysts typically appear in early childhood and can increase in size. The most common location is along with the temple.
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What Is The Best Treatment For Cysts?

To completely remove the cyst and ensure it does not recur, a surgical excision is typically the best option. Our cyst removal surgery in St. Louis is performed using local anesthesia in an outpatient surgical suite. This creates the safest and most effective environment for cyst removal. After the site is anesthetized, an incision is made through the skin to expose the cyst. Meticulous dissection separates the cyst and its sac from your normal tissues. It is crucial to remove the entire cyst sac to prevent a recurrence. Once the cyst and sac are removed, the skin is sutured together.

When Should You Consider Removing A Cyst?

When cysts grow or enlarge, they can cause pain and discomfort. Cysts can also become inflamed and become painful.

Common reasons for cyst removal include:

  • Enlarging or growing cysts
  • The large size of the cyst
  • Pain or inflammation
  • Located in a sensitive cosmetic area such as the face
  • If the cyst has ruptured or is draining

Recovery After Cyst Surgery

  • After surgery, you should take it easy and minimize your physical activity for the first week.
  • You may return to non-physical work the next day.
  • A pressure dressing over the incision site is left in place for 24-48 hours.
  • You should keep the surgical site dry for 24 hours. You can shower after 24 hours.

Does Insurance Cover Cyst Removal? How Much Does Cyst Removal Cost?

Insurance typically covers cyst removal because cyst removal is a medical procedure. Exact cyst removal costs depend on your insurance and whether you have met your deductible. If you have not met your deductible, you may have out-of-pocket expenses. Contact your insurance carrier to determine your costs.

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