Lipoma – A lipoma is a deposit of fat under the skin typically found on the neck, back and shoulders. Lipomas feel soft and are not painful, also they are rarely harmful but a dermatologist can remove them with ease. People of any age can develop Lipomas although they are typically found in adults and rarely in children. Lipomas can be found on:
Lipomas are classified as benign growths of fatty tissue and means that it is not cancerous and rarely harmful. If you are noticing any changes to your skin it is important to contact a dermatologist for a diagnosis.
Cysts – A cyst is a sac-like pocket of tissue containing fluid, air or any other substance. Cyst’s can appear on any location on your body or skin. There are many types of cysts and treatment methods that go along with each specific type so it is recommended that you see a dermatologist to get a diagnosis and treatment.
Whether a cyst needs treatment depends on a number of factors, including:
- The type of cyst
- The location of the cyst
- If the cyst is causing pain or discomfort
- Whether the cyst is infected