About Cysts, Moles and Other Skin Lesions at CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cysts can be caused by genetics, injuries, infections, or other origins. There are over one hundred different types of cysts, and most are benign. Despite being benign and often asymptomatic, some cysts are uncomfortable. In those situations, removing cysts can help patients restore their confidence and be more comfortable. Similarly, patients may elect to remove moles that are bothersome. Removal methods for cysts and moles include:
- Needle biopsies
- Aspiration with a needle or catheter
- Surgical excision (may include a biopsy)
- Surgical shave
In addition to cysts and moles, treatment for other skin lesions in Syracuse, NY is available at CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. There are many different types of skin legions. Drs. Gregory Baum and Anthony Deboni are both certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and can help you find a solution that meets your goals.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cysts, Moles, and Other Skin Lesions in Central New York at CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
Are all moles dangerous?
A mole is not dangerous in and of itself. Most adults have moles, and they can develop as one gets older. In most cases, a mole need not be biopsied unless it exhibits changes. Keep in mind that on children, changes are normal as they are still growing.
I think I have an infected cyst. Can’t I just put some disinfectant on it?
Disinfectant alone might not clear up the cyst if the infection is deeper than the cyst itself. To ensure success in clearing up a cyst caused by infection, your best bet is to see Dr. Deboni or Dr. Baum.
How long will it take to remove my cysts, moles, or other skin lesions in Syracuse, NY?
Because there are different treatment methods for different types of cysts, moles, and skin lesions, there is no blanket answer to this question. However, once Dr. Baum or Dr. Deboni has determined the type of treatment you require, the details of your treatment, including length of time, will be discussed with you.
How do I get started with removal of my cyst, mole, or other skin lesion?
The best way to get started is with a consultation appointment. Requesting one is easy via our online form or by calling CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 315.663.0112 to make your appointment.