Atheroma on forehead: causes and removal
author: doctor Dobryanets AI
And in the forehead a star ... At the consultation the doctor defined the formation on the forehead as an atheroma. What is it that threatens and what is it? Atheroma is the result of blockage of the sebaceous gland, when a cyst is formed as a result. Atheroma can be quite considerable in size - up to 7 centimeters. She does not bear health threats and causes mainly discomfort of aesthetic nature.
By appearance, atheroma is a coloration that does not differ from the skin and contains skin flakes, epithelial cells, cutaneous fat from human hair and various microorganisms. Often, in the center of the tumor, there may be a hole in the form of a black dot from which the contents may protrude when pressed. This is a mass of white or cream color with a specific odor due to the added inflammation. If there are several atheros and their number grows, then this condition is called atheromatosis.
The main localization of the atheroma is the face, eyelids, ears, neck, chest and back, as well as the atheroma of the scalp and forehead. In these places, the greatest number of sebaceous and sweat glands. The cause of the appearance of such a tumor can be a disturbed metabolism of the body (overweight, hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, oily seborrhea, diabetes), poor personal hygiene, work in dusty conditions. Also important role is played by heredity and the ecological situation in which the person is.
"To buy" atheroma has a chance for anyone regardless of age, sex and health status. Despite the benign nature of the atheroma, self-medicate, or go to folk healers or "grandmothers" is not to avoid the development of complications, ranging from infection of atheroma to sepsis. Even with a single education it is necessary to contact a specialist.
Atheroma is treated promptly or with the help of various "pulling" compounds (Vishnevsky ointment, for example) that treat the tumor before it is opened and the contents are released. The operational method is advantageous. As a result of the operation, which takes no more than 20 minutes in total, the formation is removed completely together with the capsule, which guarantees the absence of relapses. There can be several options for the operation. This is a routine operation, laser surgery, a radio wave option. What method is applicable in a particular case, determines the doctor. If the atheroma is located on the forehead, the advantage is given to seamless methods, to preserve the integrity of the skin and avoid cosmetic defects.
After removal, the contents of the atheroma must necessarily be directed to a histological examination to clarify the diagnosis, because any benign tumor has even a small chance to degenerate into a cancerous one. This is another argument in favor of treatment by professional specialists.
Treatment for atheromatosis should be comprehensive. In addition to surgical treatment, you need to consult an endocrinologist, who will help find the cause of the disease, which, as mentioned above, is mainly due to metabolic disorders. Also use the
radio wave method of atheroma removal
Messabihi Khalid: To Joe Niamtu Hello Doctor, I'm having a minor surgery on Saturday , Iam having a sebaceous cyst removed, located near my ear, after having it removed , Iam sure I'm gonna have a scar.My question is: Can I have that scar lasered off with fractional Co2 laser to fade it? I mean after that scar heals of course.Thanks in advanace. Keep up the excellent work.Peace from Algeria.
Dinah Freeman: He’ll have a black eye, but scar will look good. What’s with all the chatter? I just mute and fast forward until the good stuff.
Sayali Deshmukh: I have sebaceous cyst on the same region as u have shown in the video.Actually i have keloidal tendency so even if i get it removed from plastic surgeon,will i get keloid there at the time of wound healing?
AsaShigure33: I currently have 8 or so of these (they seem about the same) on various parts of my body currently. Mainly arms, back and legs. Should I be worried? I really want to look into getting them removed.
Wendy Maddock: I’ve had a cyst and it’s come back will it go I’ve had duke see bowel cancer so a bit worried about it as the cancer went out of my bowel and into my lymph glands but they removed my lymph’s out xx 😘
A P: I have a cyst on my chest but doctors have said due to my ethnic background, there is a higher risk of getting a keloid after surgery. What do you recommend ?
Rika Lawliet: Hello doctor, I’m a junior intern who will get my final exam tomorrow. Wish me luck and be a good doctor like you! Haha
author: doctor Sholenkina О.N.
Skin diseases sometimes look so unpleasant that sometimes even people who are not related to medicine want to cure a sick person. And often it happens. The best doctors are our neighbors, friends and relatives. And then the vanity of vanities begins, and people apply burdocks, plantain, honey, fat to any tumor-like formations, in general, they do everything that in this case does not help, and sometimes even can do much harm.
author: doctor Kamneva A.N.
Atheroma is called the cyst of the sebaceous gland. Conventional occlusion of the cutaneous duct of the gland can provoke the development of thin-walled formations with greasy contents. Very often, atheromas occur on the face and head in the scalp. This is due to the fact that it is in these parts of the body that most of the sebaceous glands.
author: doctor Ivanova Yu.A.
Atheroma is a painless neoplasm of round, mobile form, with a porridge content inside which arises in connection with occlusion of the sebaceous gland. There is this disease, regardless of age in different parts of the body, both in men and in women. Most often this cystic neoplasm develops on the cheeks, earlobes, posterior surface of the neck, on the scalp, on the scrotum, back and hollow lips.
Author: doctor Kukushkina EV
Skin is the biggest organ of a person. Under the skin, almost everywhere there is a subcutaneous fatty tissue. The skin itself consists of several layers, under it there is still a thin layer of fat everywhere. It is on the stomach, and on the face, and on the skull, and on the palm of your hand.
Author: doctor Derjushev A.N.
Atheroma is an intradermal or subcutaneous, usually painless, and mobile when palpating a tumor, characterized by a smooth surface, round or slightly oblong in shape. These are the main characteristics of atheroma, localized, including on the earlobe.
author: doctor, Ph.D. Kondrashina E.A.
For most people (especially women), usually an atheroma on the cheek is a very unpleasant discovery, spoiling the appearance.
author: doctor Sholenkina О.N.
When the duct is blocked, the sebaceous gland can form a cyst or atheroma. Places of her residence - body parts, rich in sebaceous glands: the lower part of the face, the scalp, axillary cavities, neck and back. If the course is uncomplicated, the disease is transferred easily and for a long period the patients do not complain about anything. Then there is a completely logical question: why remove it?
author: doctor Ivanova Yu.A.
Atheroma is a tumor that is benign in clinical and morphological classifications and refers to epithelial cysts. Usually atheroma develops on the hairy areas of the body, so it is more common on the head and face, which are particularly rich in the sebaceous glands. The cause of this tumor (cysts) is a blockage of the duct of these sebaceous glands.