Cyst Removal

Cyst Removal in Our Glasgow Clinic

Skin cysts are lumps that sit underneath the skin and can be found anywhere on the body. They are usually harmless but can be problematic if they become infected or if they interfere with your day-today activities, depending on where they appear.

You may be seeking the reassurance of a clinician’s diagnosis or perhaps looking to have the cyst 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.

Cysts vary in size and type. The most common type of cyst in an epidermoid cyst which is formed when skin cells collect underneath the skin and multiply. This forms the wall of the cyst which is filled with a soft, yellowish material called keratin.

Excision of pilar cyst on scalp by Dr. McDaid using Ellman radiowave surgery.

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Pilar Cyst Removal After Glasgow

Cysts which form around hair follicles are called pilar cysts. This type of cyst can run in families and tend to be found on the scalp.

Ganglion cysts form around joints and are most commonly found on wrists, hands and fingers.

Eyelid cysts are called chalazions and form in the eyelid as a result of a blocked oil gland. This can be tender and may produce discharge.

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How We Remove Cysts at the Altruderm Clinic Glasgow

Cyst removal at the Altruderm clinic begins with a thorough consultation with Dr. McDaid where he will examine the skin, provide a diagnosis and advise on the best method of removal.
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Ganglion Cyst Removal Glasgow

There are different techniques for cyst removal and your consultation will establish the most suitable method, specific to your aims and the size of the cyst.

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.

This method allows for the specimen to be sent to the pathology lab.

You can be guaranteed continuity of care and will be treated by Dr. McDaid throughout your treatment journey, from initial consultation to your follow-up care in the clinic.

Cyst Removal – What You Can Expect

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 cyst and provide you with a diagnosis. Should you decide that you would like to have the cyst 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 and a local anaesthetic will be administered to ensure your procedure is pain fee.

Excision of ganglion cyst on index finger by Dr. McDaid using radiowave surgery.

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Ganglion Cyst Removal After Glasgow
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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 for approximately two weeks after your procedure.


Cyst Removal Consultation with Doctor£100
Cyst Removalfrom £595
Multiple Cyst Removalprice after consultation

Procedure prices include a histopathology report for yourself and your GP, as well as a follow-up appointment with the Doctor.

Additional Follow-up Appointments£50

On rare occasions additional diagnostic tests which incur further charges may be required to finalise your diagnosis. These will be discussed with you before proceeding and added to your overall invoice.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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