Sebaceous Cysts are firm cysts arising from sebaceous glands in the skin. They typically present as firm, non-compressible nodules adherent to the overlying skin. Although they are benign, left untreated these cysts can grow to a very large size and eventually rupture or become infected. Occasionally smaller cysts will respond to steroid injections and/or incision and evacuation of the contents. For larger cysts, the most effective treatment is complete surgical excision. Often this can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. Dr. Fremling has been providing the surgical treatment of sebaceous cysts for over 20 years.