All about Dermatofibroma and how it can be removed
Dermatofibroma is a type of skin imperfection that usually presents itself on the limbs, most particularly those that are not covered by clothing (arms, legs etc.)
These imperfections usually appear in the forms of bumps, with the colour being the same as one’s skin or slightly darker, and their sizes can range from a couple of millimetres all the way up to 10mm. As of yet the cause of these bumps is not known, leading to some dermatologists to claim they may have arisen due to a bee sting or thorn injury. They generally appear single in number but occasionally there may be clusters of it in the same individual and if the latter is the case then one should seek advice from experts and consider having HIV tests.
Is Dermatofibroma harmful?
The bumps are by their very nature, harmless, however, the main reason for their removal is to return the skin back to its flawless nature. There are many treatments available on the marketplace currently, which claim to create aesthetically-pleasing results. However, these treatments, by their very nature, are chemical-based, and most if not all are ineffective. Furthermore, they may have acidic content in them, which can be harmful to the skin. Conventionally, Dermatofibroma’s bumps are removed via incision by an experienced surgeon, but this can often lead to scars. It is therefore best advised to visit an experienced dermatologist.
Dermatofibroma treatment options
An alternative option would be to consider using a private clinic which offers CO2 Laster treatment for Dermatofibroma. With this particular treatment, the hard bumps are intensely concentrated on, by the lasers, until they completely disappear. This is often under anaesthesia, and is relatively painless. “If there is a problem in the recognition or identification of this condition then the doctor may consider performing an excision biopsy to establish the diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, a CO2 laser can be employed to vaporise the lesion”. Says Dr. Jha at Renew Skin and Health Clinic.
We, therefore, recommend you to seek the help of your local clinics/ private hospitals and move forward from there. If you however are struggling to find expert help locally, then you may contact Renew Skin and Health Clinic in Leamington Spa (18 Guy St. Leamington Spa, CV32 4RT) on 01926 422 454, our lines are open from 9AM-9PM. This will allow you to have a private consultation with our experts, but please be aware that as we are a private cosmetic clinic and that there will be a consultation fee of £100 to pay and this has to be paid prior to your arrival at the clinic, if possible.