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What causes cysts under the skin on persons' face?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: Epidermoid cysts
The surface of your skin (epidermis) is made up of an extremely thin, protective layer of cells that your body continuously sheds.
Most epidermoid cysts form when these surface cells, instead of exfoliating normally, move deeper into your skin and multiply. Most often, this occurs in areas where there are small hair follicles and larger oil glands (sebaceous glands), such as your face, neck, upper.

In brief: Epidermoid cysts
The surface of your skin (epidermis) is made up of an extremely thin, protective layer of cells that your body continuously sheds.
Most epidermoid cysts form when these surface cells, instead of exfoliating normally, move deeper into your skin and multiply. Most often, this occurs in areas where there are small hair follicles and larger oil glands (sebaceous glands), such as your face, neck, upper.
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