Some Pilar Cysts can be surgically removed by our Medical Director, Dr Rippon who will remove or excise the cyst contents and sac. By removing the sac, Dr Rippon will help prevent the cyst from returning, you will be given post treatment advice and follow up. This procedure can leave a small scar which will improve over time. The treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic to reduce discomfort. Dr Rippon will use a scalpel to excise the cyst, leaving a small linear scar roughly the size of the cyst removed which will improve over time. The wound will then be stitched and a dressing applied. Prior to treatment, Dr Rippon will go through a thorough minor surgical consultation with you. He will assess your cyst and decide whether it is suitable for treatment.
If treatment is decided you will be able to book an appointment for the procedure to be carried out by Dr Rippon at his clinic, Rippon Medical Services, 2 Spinners Yard, Fisher Street, Carlisle, CA3 8RE. You will be given after care instructions and will be reviewed at 7 days by Dr Rippon for removal of any sutures and have your wound checked. You will be covered by our aftercare procedure promise and be given access to advice post procedure at any time.