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The correct name is epidermal or epidermoid cysts. Genetic factors are the most important factor in the cause. The sebaceous glands are not affected.

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Dr. Andrew Affleck

Dermatologist

Dundee

This definately depends on the method to remove these and the size. In general small cysts that are treated for the first in the correct manner are easily removed via small scars. When cysts are larger and have come back after inadequate treatment, these require larger scars to prevent recurrence.

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Dr. Dev Shah

Cosmetic Surgeon, Dermatologist

Northwood

Hair does not need to be removed - it can be parted / folded back or held with hair clips. A skin incision is all that is required ie. no removal of skin - just the cyst underneath.

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Dr. Andrew Affleck

Dermatologist

Dundee

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