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

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Laser surgery for a sebaceous cyst removal

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Laser surgery can be used as a means of ablating tissue or cauterizing tissue during the incision part of surgery. Removal of a sebaceous cyst is often not performed with laser. 

Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Laser vs. surgery for sebaceous cyst

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Laser treatment is not indicated for removal of sebaceous cysts on any part of the body.  Surgery is the only way to remove them.  It is a minor procedure that is typically done in the clinic under local anesthesia.  The incision could be made in a natural forehead crease for optimal scar camouflage and would likely be smaller than the cyst itself.  Be sure you see a facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon. I wish you well!

Parker A. Velargo, MD
New Orleans Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Sebaceous Cysts need Surgery not lasers

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

Cyst Removal from Forehead

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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

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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!

Sebaceous cyst

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A sebaceous cyst is not treated with lasers.  It is best to have it excised or else there is a risk it can get infected.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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