Other skin diseases include Sebaceous Cysts. Epidermal cysts, also known as sebaceous cysts or epidermoid cyst are common skin cysts that generally occur on the face, back, scalp or ears. Similar lesions may be seen on the skin of testicles. Generally these lesions slowly evolve over the years. Provided that they do not rupture, they are mostly of cosmetic concern, often creating a bump that grows or discharges foul-smelling “cheese like” material when pressure is applied. Once they rupture or become inflamed, pain and tenderness may develop. Pilar cysts occur on the scalp and are really much the same as epidermal sebaceous cysts but it produces a different type of keratin from the epidermal cyst. There are a number of treatment options for epidermal cysts. Most commonly surgical excision is performed to remove the cyst, which has the highest success rate. Non-surgical option includes the use of photodynamic therapy to shrink the epidermal cyst, which recurrence rate is higher than the surgical options. Skinlife uses advanced micro-surgical techniques to remove the epidermal cysts and close the skin, resulting in the best cosmetic outcome after removal. Skinlife Vancouver also offers non-surgical treatment options including photodynamic therapy.