Skin cysts can appear in many different forms and for various reasons. Often these are harmless and only affect your appearance. But sometimes they can have a bigger effect on your health. Cysts are lumps or pockets filled with pus, fluid, and other material. They can be small bumps or larger lumps. They can cause problems if they become large, infected, or are growing in a sensitive area. Whether or not the cyst is harmless, Dr. Krathen can find the right treatment for you so that you get back to optimal skin beauty and health.

What Causes a Cyst?

There are many different reasons why cysts appear on the skin. Most often, it is due to clogging of the sebaceous glands or an infection. There are various types of cysts. Treatment options will vary depending on the type of cyst that you have.

Types of Cysts

  • Ingrown Hair
  • Cystic Acne
  • Pilar Cyst
  • Sebaceous Cyst
  • Chalazion
  • Pilonidal Cyst

Treatments for Cysts

If you notice a cyst then meeting with a dermatologist should be your first step. At Essential Dermatology in Natick, MA, Dr. Krathen will examine your cyst and recommend a treatment plan. Options include cortisone injections, surgical removal, or draining the cyst.

Schedule a Consultation

Cysts can be hard to deal with, causing discomfort and sometimes pain. To get rid of it, talk to Dr. Krathen at Essential Dermatology about treatment options. Call our office at (508) 827-2615  or request a consultation by filling out our online form. To book an appointment, schedule your visit as a new patient using our online scheduler or as an existing patient using the Mass General Brigham Patient Gateway.

Meet Dr. Michael Krathen

Dr. Michael Krathen is a board-certified dermatologist with more than a decade of medical training and experience. A specialist in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, he uses expertise, collaboration, and compassion to help people of all ages discover their healthiest and most radiant skin.

Credentials You Can Trust

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
New England Dermatological Society
Alpha Omega Alpha
Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology
Dr. Michael Krathen