Doctors usually excise cysts. They cut two lines in SKNRenew Reviewan ellipse around the cyst. They remove the affected hair follicle and sebaceous gland. Then the two incision lines are brought together and sutured. The result is a scar that dips below the surface of the skin. The indentation is caused by the tissue that was removed. Most doctors prefer to excise the cyst rather than draining it. By totally removing it, it is permanently gone. With draining there is a chance that it will return. Also, draining the cyst is a messy, tedious job.
If you are up to draining a cyst, here are your directions. DO NOT CUT THE SKIN. The collected oil in the cyst will have probably become rancid and will stink. It is not an infection, so you don't need to wear gloves. However, because it stinks, I recommend wearing disposable gloves. Have a plastic bag handy to throw away paper. Use paper towels, toilet paper, cotton or gauze. You will need more than you think, if the cyst does drain. Cysts are usually on the back, so have the “victim” lie down. Massage the cyst to soften the hardened oil. The oil will have turned to a liquid with lumps in it. It resembles cottage cheese. With paper covered fingers, bend your index fingers so the side of each finger is along side the cyst. Don't use the tips of your fingers because they aren't strong enough and will tire.
Press in toward the center of the cyst. Move your fingers to another position and press deeply and firmly. You are trying to find the clogged pore that the oil will escape from. Once a bit of white or yellow “thread” comes out, you know what pore to work on. Continue pressing and changing the position. As the ribbon of yellow or white old oil comes out, continue pressing and cleaning it up. You can also support your thumbs with the sides of your hands and press with your thumbs. You need to be firm. You can push with your knuckles. Feel the cyst and get to the outside edge of it. Don't press right where the clogged pore is or you won't be successful.