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Which Laser is Better for Sebaceous Cyst Removal on Forehead.. A CO2 Laser or RF Laser?

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Sebaceous Cysts need Surgery not lasers

Sebaceous Cysts need to be removed by surgery and NOT lasers. Lasers will not remove the entire cyst and it will recur.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Cyst Removal from Forehead

Sebaceous cysts must be removed surgically, laser treatment is not an option.  The cyst capsule has to be removed entirely in order to prevent recurrence. Steroid injections or incision/drainage are temporary fixes, which are subject to high recurrence rates.  I suggest you consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.  Good Luck

Anthony Corrado, DO
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Cyst Removal


Thank you for your question. Cyst removal is best done by surgical excision. A laser does not remove a cyst.  I would recommend a consult and treatment under the supervision of a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon for best results and safest treatments options.  I hope this helps!

Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD
Bay Area Dermatologist
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