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Deep nodule or cyst

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I only have mild acne but ive had this deep nodule or cyst for about 3-4 months and it just gets bigger and smaller sometimes is painful other times its not but even if its not i can always feel the bump there. Its not that big maybe about .5 cm but its really annoying and i want to get rid of it forever. Could i go to a doctor and ask him to extract it somehow or get cortisone injection or something, or is there any other way to get rid of it?

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For one that has been present for 3-4 months, your best bet is to go to the dermatologist and have the lesion extracted. A cortisone injection would help it shrink, but I myself would prefer to have the offensive lesion removed.

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hey thanks for the reply, just wondering i know you wouldn't know exactly but how long would it approximately take for the lesion to heal once its been extracted?

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hey thanks for the reply, just wondering i know you wouldn't know exactly but how long would it approximately take for the lesion to heal once its been extracted?

I don't know the exact time-frame, but one of the posters here had one recalcitrant spot extracted. I seem to remember that it was something like two weeks for complete healing although there was some numbness lingering. The excision was on the jawline, where surgeries frequently do cause lingering numbness that sometimes take a year or more to resolve. (my wisdom teeth extractions caused numbness of sensation for a year on the jaw).

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I had the same situation - generally very mild acne, never got cysts or nodules. Did get one small pea sized nodule on my jawline that my esthetician couldn't extract because it was too deep under the skin.

When I finally went to a cosmetic derm to have it extracted, it had been on my jawline for about 4 months. He applied a local anesthetic, extracted the core and applied some cortisone. It shrunk considerably right away, but it still took a couple months for the residual bump to fade and the slight indentation from the cortisone injection to go away. Its gone now, and it didn't scar. I think its been about 6 or 7 months since I had it extracted. Very happy with the procedure. I would recommend going to a derm that has experience with cosmetic surgery - I think the are much more cognizant about scarring issues.

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I had the same situation - generally very mild acne, never got cysts or nodules. Did get one small pea sized nodule on my jawline that my esthetician couldn't extract because it was too deep under the skin.

When I finally went to a cosmetic derm to have it extracted, it had been on my jawline for about 4 months. He applied a local anesthetic, extracted the core and applied some cortisone. It shrunk considerably right away, but it still took a couple months for the residual bump to fade and the slight indentation from the cortisone injection to go away. Its gone now, and it didn't scar. I think its been about 6 or 7 months since I had it extracted. Very happy with the procedure. I would recommend going to a derm that has experience with cosmetic surgery - I think the are much more cognizant about scarring issues.

hi

Hi willow 569, can i ask the ff:

1. you mention that your derm extracted acne, so did it scar the first time?

2. Was it indented?

3. if indented how many months does it heal?

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so the only way to get rid of a persistant bump is surgery?

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