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If you have a cyst that you would like removed it is usually a very simple procedure. Our expert surgeons will use the latest surgical techniques to make sure your treatment is as quick, painless and effective as possible. Treatment may include lasers, nitrogen gas, scalpel or special surgical scissors, depending on the nature and location of the growth.
Cysts are skin growths that are usually completely harmless but can look unsightly. They can become troublesome if they catch on clothing or you cut them while shaving. They can also be situated in a prominent place, making you feel self-conscious about the way you look. You may want to take this step now because you have noticed changes in shape or colour, or it may be unsightly, painful or restricting your movement. You might have just become fed up with it, and decided it’s time to deal with it. Our expert cosmetic surgeons will tailor the removal technique they use depending on the type, size and location of your cyst. Moles and larger lesions are usually removed with a scalpel, the wound closed with stitches and then covered with a temporary dressing. Warts will be usually frozen off with cold liquid nitrogen gas or destroyed with a precision high-energy laser while skin tags are normally 'snipped' off with surgical scissors.
We have a reputation for high quality clinical care and experience. With us you can be confident you’re in the very best hands. You will be treated quickly and effectively, by the specialist of your choice here at Spire Washington Hospital.
Our cosmetic consultants are all on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC) and many are also members of the UK’s leading cosmetic and plastic surgery associations; the British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).
Your consultant and our team will help you choose the most effective treatment and they will be there to support you every step of the way - even after your surgery.
11 October 2021
Spire’s nurse degree apprenticeship scheme, in partnership with University of Sunderland, is one of the largest in the c…
11 May 2020
Spire Washington has retained its ‘Good’ rating, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).