Removing warts, cysts and lipomas in our Glasgow clinic
Many of us have lumps and bumps on or underneath the skin which can be a concern. These can include:
Cysts such as sebaceous cysts, epidermoid cysts, eyelid cysts and pilar cysts
Lipomas, sometimes known as fatty lumps
Warts, such as seborrhoeic keratosis
Xanthelasma, also known as cholesterol spots
Small haemangiomas, sometimes known as strawberry haemangiomas
You may be seeking the reassurance of a clinician's diagnosis or perhaps looking to have the lesion removed surgically. Here at the Altruderm clinic in Glasgow all of our minor surgical procedures are carried out by our Clinical Director, Dr. Kieron McDaid, and all biopsies are sent to the pathology lab to ensure your peace of mind. Read about Dr. McDaid.
How we treat cysts, lipomas and warts at Altruderm Glasgow
During your consultation, Dr. McDaid will be able to advise you on the best way of managing your specific skin concern.
Radiowave removal of two lesions by Dr. McDaid at the Altruderm Clinic
Radiowave Surgery At the Altruderm clinic, Glasgow, we are proud to be Scotland's only independent private clinic offering Ellman radiowave surgery for benign lesion removal. This advanced technology is used successfully worldwide as it has the benefit of allowing surgery to be carried out more precisely, quickly and with less pain and other complications to the patient. Radiowave operates at a low temperature which has the advantage of causing less damage to the surrounding tissue resulting in excellent cosmetic results.
Excision of pilar cyst on scalp by Dr. McDaid using Ellman radiowave surgery
There are different techniques for removal of cysts, lipomas and warts and this will depend on your specific concern and Dr. McDaid's assessment during your consultation.
Traditional Surgical Excision involves cutting out the lesion from where it is embedded in the skin. This leaves a gap which requires closing with stitches to produce the best possible scar.
Shave Excision involves shaving the lesion flat with the skin.
Both methods can be carried out with radiovave surgery, or with a surgical scalpel.
Punch Biopsy involves using a punch biopsy device which removes a cylinder of tissue encompassing all layers of the skin down to the fatty layer. All of these methods allow for specimens to be sent to the pathology lab.
Cyst, Lipoma and Wart Removal - what you can expect
Consultation Your consultation for a cyst removal or removal of any other type of lesion is with Dr. McDaid in our Glasgow clinic and will last approximately 30 minutes. During this time, Dr. McDaid will examine the lesion and provide you with a diagnosis. Should you decide that you would like to have the lesion removed Dr. McDaid will advise you of the safest method of removal. During your consultation you can ask Dr. McDaid any questions you might have about your diagnosis or the treatment itself. You will be given a treatment plan including costs for the procedure and an appointment will be made to carry out the procedure in the clinic.
About your treatment All of our minor surgical procedures are carried out on a day case basis in the clinic. On the day of treatment Dr. McDaid will explain your procedure to you again and you will be asked to sign a consent form. At Altruderm your comfort is important to us which is why we routinely buffer our local anaesthetic taking the 'sting' out of the injection and combine this with our use of the finest sized hypodermic needle to minimise pain.
After your treatment Once the procedure has been completed, Dr. McDaid will advise you how to care for the area that has been treated and will provide you with an after-care advice leaflet. You will also be given a telephone number to contact Dr. McDaid directly out-with clinic hours should you have any questions or concerns. We will also schedule a follow-up appointment for you with Dr. McDaid at approximately two weeks after your procedure.
Frequently asked questions
What type of procedure can be carried out with radiowave surgery? We use radiowave surgery when it's in your best interest to do so. At Altruderm, we use this advanced technology for mole removal, cyst removal, lipoma removal and seborrhoeic wart removal. In some cases other surgical techniques may be more suitable and Dr. McDaid will discuss this with you during your consultation.
What is a cyst? Cysts are encased lumps under the skin. They are very common for both men and women and usually harmless. There are different types of cysts that appear on different parts of the body. Ganglion or mucinoid cysts occur around our joints. Sebaceous cysts and epidermoid cysts can be present anywhere on the body but are common on the neck, scalp and other areas. If a cyst is troubling you or you don't like its appearance it can be removed.
Will I have a scar? Scarring can be a consequence of any type of surgical procedure and depends on a number of factors, such as the size of the area being treated as well as your body's own ability to repair itself. However, a number of factors can work towards minimising any scarring such as the practitioner's technique as well as the technology used to carry out the procedure. Ellman radiowave surgery, also known as radio-frequency surgery, operates at a low temperature which has the benefit of causing less tissue damage to the surrounding area being treated promoting rapid healing and resulting in excellent cosmetic results. As the first independent private clinic in Scotland offering Ellman radiowave surgery for the removal of benign lesions we are passionate about producing the best cosmetic results for our patients.
Book a consultation
At Altruderm our treatments range from non-surgical cosmetic treatments to dermatological services as well as variety of minor surgical procedures. A consultation with our Medical Director, Dr. McDaid, will help you decide which is the best treatment option for you.