Head & Scalp Cyst Removal

A cyst on your scalp can be uncomfortable and unsightly. Head cysts are quick and easy to remove in one visit.

How can I help with Head & Scalp Cyst Removal?

I understand the discomfort that a scalp or head cyst can cause. Whenever you brush your hair, you’re constantly reminded it’s there.

Fortunately, scalp cyst removal is a quick procedure that only takes one minute. I will ensure that the removal of your scalp cyst is as comfortable as possible.

Book your consultation today to get rid of your irritating cyst.

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Simon Payne
MD, MB ChB, FRCS (England),
FRCS (Gen Surg)

Testimonials from my patients

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Simon’s qualifications & memberships

MB ChB

FRCS (Eng)

FRCS (Gen Surg)

MD

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Find out how I can help

If you’d like to find out more about how I can help with Head & Scalp Cyst Removal then an initial consultation can be arranged at your convenience.

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What is Head & Scalp Cyst Removal?

Cysts occur when a fluid-filled sac forms on or just beneath the skin. Blockages in the oil glands or hair follicles commonly cause head and scalp cysts. Some cells in the top layer of the skin produce keratin (a protein that gives skin its strength and flexibility). Usually, the keratin is transported to the surface of the skin as it starts to die so it can be shed. Sometimes, if there are blockages, the cells move deeper, past the surface of the skin where they can begin to multiply.

Cysts can be quite painful, causing localised swelling, redness and inflammation.

Your doctor or dermatologist will be able to determine the best course of treatment for you. In some cases, cysts can be removed surgically.

What does the treatment for Head & Scalp Cyst Removal involve?

Head and scalp cyst removals are quick and straightforward procedures. I advise my patients to take some paracetamol prior to their visit. I use relaxing music and a tapping technique to make your procedure as pleasant as possible.

Having removed your scalp or head cyst, I’ll close the would accurately under magnification. For cyst removal, I use soluble stitches. There’s no need for a repeat visit as the stitches dissolve all by themselves.

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Recovery from Head & Scalp Cyst Removal

Recovery from a cyst is quick, but good hygiene practices must be followed to ensure a rapid recovery.

The face and scalp tend to heal in a week or so. Some areas of the head can take longer. The soluble stitches usually last for two to three weeks, sometimes a little longer.

What you can expect from Head & Scalp Cyst Removal

Your wound may be covered with a small dressing when you leave. Once this comes off, I usually ask patients to apply antiseptic cream to help the wound to heal well.

For scalp cysts, washing your hair the next day is possible. Just be gentle with the area.

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Our friendly team is based in the Horndean Clinic in Waterlooville near Portsmouth, UK. We’re easily accessible from Fareham, Whiteley, Chichester, Winchester and Southampton. It’s wheelchair friendly, and we adhere to current COVID-19 regulations. We look forward to welcoming you to the clinic after you have booked your consultation.

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The Doctors Surgery,
London road,
Horndean.
PO8 0BN

Frequently Asked Questions About Head & Scalp Cyst Removal

The face and scalp tend to heal in a week or so. Some areas of the head can take longer. The soluble stitches usually last for two to three weeks, sometimes a little longer.

Cysts occur when a fluid-filled sac forms on or just beneath the skin. Blockages in the oil glands or hair follicles commonly cause head and scalp cysts. Some cells in the top layer of the skin produce keratin (a protein that gives skin its strength and flexibility). Usually, the keratin is transported to the surface of the skin as it starts to die so it can be shed. Sometimes, if there are blockages, the cells move deeper, past the surface of the skin where they can begin to multiply.

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Reviews

Large lipoma from neck

July 10, 2024

What a delight especially now that the scar is settling, this thing was the size of a planet , not what a lady wants on her neck and was akso impacting my sleep and breathing, no problem for Simon in one afternoon all my troubles were gone , limited pain , great professional outcome and a positive impact for me, great , stuff, thank you

Joni
Verified

Unsightly lesion removal

June 24, 2024

Simon removed a seborrhoeic keratosis from my forehead which I’ve disliked for some time. The procedure was simple, painless and I’m pleased with the result.

Overall, the service and care was excellent.

Louise Purchase
Verified

Cyst removal

June 12, 2024

Had a cyst removed that has bugged me for years. Surgery went well and I didn’t even realise when it was done. I had no issues at all. Thanks to Dr Simon I don’t have to worry about a cyst on my face anymore. Healed properly leaving no scar. Will highly recommend!!!

Ikenna
Verified

Thread Vein Treatment

June 10, 2024

We consulted Mr Payne about thread veins in my legs and my husband’s nose. We are very pleased with the service he provided and the results. We were seen promptly for an initial consultation and Mr Payne was very thorough and informative. We were given an appointment for a week later for treatment which he, with his very capable assistant, carried out professionally and sympathetically. We are, therefore, delighted to give a 5 star rating.

Penny and Brian Smith
Verified

My 3rd Small lump removal

May 31, 2024

I booked in for my 3rd small lump removal from my face with Simon at Changes Clinic.

From first meeting Simon I felt totally at ease, the procedure was explained fully and was a pain free pleasant procedure.

Simons surgical skills and attention to detail shine through in his meticulous results showing barely a mark on my face.

I highly recommend Simon to everyone looking for a trusted caring surgeon!

Jill Loomes
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