Lipoma

Cyst Removals and Extractions

Before

A cyst, lipoma or milia are encapsulated lesions filled with dead skin cells. These lesions can range in size from very tiny to quite large and can appear anywhere on the skin.

There are several methods your provider can use to remove these cysts. Most commonly, a process called extraction is performed. When cysts are growing, itching, irritated, and painful or appear infected it is medically necessary to perform this time of removal.

If you would like to check with your insurance provider for the out-of-pocket cost for cyst extractions the codes are:

  • When you have just one cyst or milia use code - extractions single, 10060
  • When you have 2 or more cysts or milia use code - extractions multiple: 10061

LipomaFor smaller cysts, located on the face, prior to the extractions the skin will be cleaned and commonly a light microdermabrasion will be performed to allow gentle removal of the dead skin cells. Your provider will then use gentle pressure to evacuate the contents of the cyst. After the procedure your skin will be a little red. You may have light flaking for a few days.

If our office recommends a light, exfoliating chemical peel prior to your extractions you will want to discontinue any topical (creams, gels, lotions) acne medications for three days prior to your procedure.

For larger cysts located on the body, the location will be cleaned and sterilized and a very tiny incision may be made into the skin. Your provider will then use pressure and medical tools to loosen up and remove the contents of the cyst. You may be placed on topical or oral antibiotics for several days after this procedure.

Tareen Dermatology

  • Tareen Dermatology - 1835 W. County Rd. C, Suite 250, Roseville, MN 55113 Phone: 651-633-6883
  • The Faribault Office - 1575 20th St. N.W., Faribault, MN 55021 Phone: 651-633-6883

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