Cysts are fluid-filled growths that arise in the dermis, the deepest layer of the skin. While they’re rarely dangerous, cysts can be bothersome as they can grow and become red, irritated or even infected with time.
The most troublesome are those that are noticeably firm and visible, on the scalp, face or body. If you have one on your face, it may be particularly troublesome because of how it negatively affects your appearance.
If you find a cyst, do not try to squeeze or rupture it. Many patients have tried this before coming to see us, making the cyst worse. It also often leads to further irritation and infection which can make removal more complicated.
Dr. Guirguis can help you successfully remove a cyst, quickly and permanently. The procedure is a simple treatment that safely removes your cyst(s), which can then be sent for pathology examination to ensure that it is not a more dangerous growth.
Dr. Guirguis has treated a number of cysts, including those that are epidermal, epidermoid and pilar, as well as the most common, sebaceous.
Cyst removal is a very safe and straightforward procedure that can quickly get rid of a longstanding, unsightly or uncomfortable cysts. Like many of our patients, you will be impressed at how easy the entire process is and will have regretted waiting so long to have gotten it done!
Most can be removed under local anesthesia and commonly takes 15 – 30 minutes so there is little to no downtime. You can have the procedure done and go right back to your life.
They aren’t just cosmetic imperfections of your skin—The National Cancer Institute has outlined the “ABCD” criteria for assessing the risk of melanoma in a mole.
Lakeview Surgery Centre has a close association with a number of Royal College certified dermatologists who refer patients to us for surgical management of suspicious moles and biopsy-proven melanomas. While we highly recommend you first see your family physician or dermatologist if you notice any suspicious signs in a mole, many patients come to us first.
You do not need to see a dermatologist first before being referred to us.
Dr. Guirguis has removed many moles that were suspicious, as well as removed many that were purely for cosmetic reasons and at the patient’s direct request. If you have a mole that you are concerned about, whether for cosmetic or health reasons, it is important that you seek treatment sooner rather than later, as moles have the potential of becoming cancerous.
Your mole will most likely be able to be removed under local anesthesia, although more severe and larger moles may require general. The process of removing a non cancerous mole, takes anywhere from 15 – 30 minutes and there is little to no downtime. You can have the procedure and go right back to your life.
Lipomas are fatty and benign tumours that grow in the subcutanous space, located between the skin and the muscle. They are essentially lumps of fat that are wrapped in a fibrous covering.
Aside from discomfort, pain and a visible presence, there are typically no other symptoms. They do not pose severe health complications and the risk of developing into something dangerous (such as cancer) is very minimal.
Dr. Guirguis removes lipomas on the face or body, quickly and permanently. Most can be removed under local anesthesia. It’s a very safe and straightforward procedure. Many of our clients are shocked at how easy the entire process is, and they can even go back to work the same day they have their surgery. The process of removing lipomas takes 15 – 30 minutes. We always send it to a pathologist to further determine if it is problematic.