So, I searched Google News for news articles involving skin cysts. And I found an article about how much easier cyst removal is with laser surgery instead of a scalpel, how it causes less pain and less swelling and is all over in only a few minutes . . . and how wonderful it is that this laser surgery is now becoming available even to dogs, since it's already been available to humans for the past 30 years.
And I just spent an hour yesterday getting carved up with a scalpel.