Epidermoid cysts, sometimes known as sebaceous cysts a misnomer , contain a soft "cheesy" material composed of keratin, a protein component of skin, hair, and nails. Epidermoid cysts form when the top layer of skin epidermis grows into the middle layer of the skin dermis. This may occur due to injury or blocked hair follicles. The lesion may be asymptomatic, but rupture of the epidermoid cyst can result in significant discomfort. Epidermoid cysts can be located almost anywhere but are most common on the face, neck, scalp, or trunk. A cyst appears as a dome-shaped, skin-colored growth that usually moves when touched and pressed upon.
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Sat: 9 a. Med Spa only. Cyst removal. This patient was bothered by a sebaceous cyst on her left cheek.
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Pilar trichilemmal cysts, sometimes referred to as wens, are common fluid-filled growths cysts that form from hair follicles that are most often found on the scalp. The cysts are smooth and mobile, filled with keratin a protein component found in hair, nails, and skin , and they may or may not be tender. Pilar cysts may run in families.
A cyst is a sac-like pocket of membranous tissue that contains fluid, air, or other substances. Cysts can grow almost anywhere in your body or under your skin. Read more about epidermoid cysts.