Cysts And Lipomas

By Dr. Nektarios Logaras – Dermatologist / Venereologist

The skin consists of three layers:

-Epidermis
-Dermis
-Subcutaneous adipose tissue

The cysts grow on the dermis, the middle layer of the skin. Cysts and lipomas are often confused.

They are small or large lumps that are located inside the skin and should be properly diagnosed because their treatment may differ.

Depending on the lump (whether is cyst or lipoma) can be surgically removed or treated with antibiotics or drainage.

Even if we are sure that it is a cyst, its treatment may differ, from whether it is sebaceous, with hard or soft contents, from its location, whether it is inflamed with relapses, and if it creates problems in the daily activities or aesthetics of the person.

So the diagnosis by a specialist dermatologist can prevent unnecessary surgery, and when surgery is the best solution to be guided by less invasive intervention, using local rather than general anesthesia, in the doctor’s office, with minimal recovery time and without hospitalization with interruption of daily activities.

Cysts

Cysts can appear on the skin and gradually grow in size, and do not recur if not treated properly.

In some cases, depending to their location, e.g. spine, ultrasound is useful to see their extent.

In some cases, due to heredity and increased sebum secretion, a person may develop more than one cyst.

The main reason for their appearance is the obstruction of the hair follicles of the skin resulting in the entrapment of the contents, which under normal conditions flows to the surface of the skin, to be trapped inside.

If there is inflammation we should give antibiotics and when the inflammation is gone it should be removed together with its sac so that it does not recur.

At the Athens South dermatology clinic, skin lumps are examined by the experienced and specialized Dermatologist – Laser Dermatologic Surgeon Dr. Nektarios Logaras, with the help of a high-definition imaging system Foto Finder.

Then he proceeds to the appropriate treatment with Laser based on the best recovery, without recurrences, minimal recovery time, without bleeding, painless and with excellent aesthetic results.

Lipomas

Lipomas develop in the last layer of the skin, the subcutaneous adipose tissue. So it is a little deeper than the cysts and usually softer in pressure. In some cases, an imaging examination is required.

The reason for their appearance may be hereditary or due to a syndrome. While they are rarely inflamed in some cases they must be removed because they may press on an internal organ or be an aesthetic burden.

At the Athens South dermatology clinic, skin lumps are examined by the experienced and specialized Dermatologist – Laser Dermatologic Surgeon Dr. Nektarios Logaras, with the help of a high-definition imaging system Foto Finder.

Then, he proceeds to the appropriate treatment with Laser based on the best recovery, without recurrences, minimal recovery time, without bleeding, painless and with excellent aesthetic results.

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The Doctor’s experience

Dr. N. Logaras MD
Dermatologist – Venereologist
Laser Dermatologic Surgeon

Graduate of Nottingham and Birmingham Universities of England.

-Specialization in Dermatologic Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital of Dermatological & Venereal Diseases “Andreas Syggros”
-Specialization in Digital Dermoscopy – Mole Mapping, at the Department of Dermoscopy and Melanoma, Hospital of Dermatology & Venereal Diseases “Andreas Syggros”
-Degree in Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, The University of Nottingham, UK.

Postgraduate Training of the American Academy of Dermatology at the Miami Convention Center in Miami, USA, and at the International Center of Lutronic, using Laser Systems for Medical and Cosmetic Applications, in Seoul, South Korea.

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Dermatologist – Venereologist, Private Clinic – Athens South Dermatology & Laser Center, Alimos

-Dermatology – Venereology Specialty, Hospital of Dermatologic & Venereal Diseases “Andreas Syggros”
-Former Doctor, Royal Derby | Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, England
-Former Doctor, Taunton and Somerset Hospital NHS Trust-Musgrove Park, England
-Former Doctor, Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust, England
-Former Doctor, Queen Alexandra Hospital, England
-Former Doctor, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust, England
-Former Doctor, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, England

Dr. N. Logaras is a member of the following Medical Societies.

-Hellenic Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser, attending its congresses since 2010.
-American Academy of Dermatology.
-Hellenic Society of Dermatology & Venereology (HSDV)
-American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
-European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology

19 years of medical experience

Phone No. for Appointment: +302109821431