What are Cysts?
Skin cysts are fluid-filled lumps found just below the skin. When a lump appears, it is not always clear whether it is a cyst or something else that might require treatment.
What Causes Cysts?
Cysts are characterised as closed pockets of tissue, filled with either fluid, pus, or other materials. They are incredibly common and can occur anywhere on the skin. Most usually they are a result of infection, around foreign objects such as earrings, or as a result of a blockage in the sebaceous glands.
While cysts are usually harmless, they can be unsightly, causing many patients to seek to remove them.