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

For the removal of one cyst, I charge £375 – 400, including consultation and any aftercare (seldom required). Additional cysts can be removed for £100 per cyst in the same session.

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

Extremely impressed and would highly recommend Simon

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 15, 2024

I recently had two cysts on my head removed by Simon and his lovely nurse Becky. They made me feel at ease and the quality and care was very professional. Simon explained everything in detail, was extremely focused and Becky was just the tonic to settle any nerves.

There was very little discomfort, the aftercare was explained in detail and I’m happy to say, after 6 weeks the results are amazing.

I would highly recommend Simon and his team without hesitation.

Amanda Jalley
Verified

Very professional

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 26, 2024

I had a cyst and a large lipona removed from my back a few weeks ago. Mr Payne is highly professional and I cannot recommend him enough. Very prompt response to my requests for information. The whole experience was brilliant and absolutely no hassle. Thank you

Val Long
Verified

Removal of two large anal skin tags.

Rated 4.0 out of 5
March 11, 2024

I would like to express my thanks to Simon Payne for the removal of the two large anal skin tags that were a terrible nuisance.

The procedure was painless due to the application of the numbing gel and subsequent injections and was completed quite quickly.

I had expected a lengthy healing process but was very surprised that after two to three weeks with little pain and no bleeding the problem had been successfully resolved.

I would certainly recommend consulting at his surgery and it was also far less expensive than other private clinics. Ten out of ten!

Susan Sparshatt
Verified

Highly recommended!!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 5, 2024

Simon removed four cysts from my head. He was very kind, attentive and a good listener during consultation. He explained everything clearly and I felt happy and confident to go ahead with the procedure. The removal took just 45 minutes and I am delighted with the results. In 6 weeks everything was healed and stitches gone, and no after care was needed. Thank you Simon.

Abigail Elson
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Mole removal

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 1, 2024

Dr Simon Payne was very professional and friendly, he made me feel at ease, Becky, his assistant was awesome. I’m very happy with how the procedure went. Overall, the results are great and definitely given me a confidence boost. Thank you to both Simon and Becky

Ethan
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