What is Dermatofibroma?
Dermatofibroma is a type of skin blemish that typically appears on the limbs, especially on the exposed parts. They are hard bumps to feel, having either skin colour or slightly dark colour than skin tone and usually painless in nature. Their size may vary from a few mm to 10mm. However, their cause is yet unknown but some dermatologists reckon some past injury, bee sting or thorn injury as the reason for their occurrence.
Can Dermatofibroma cause any harm?
These bumps are usually harmless in nature and the main reason behind their treatment or removal is aesthetic. There are different chemical substances available to treat these bumps at home that claim to give visible results. However, it’s been found that most of such substance treatments are either ineffective or have acidic content in them. Instead of hoping against hope or suffering from side effects like a chemical burn or scarring, it is advised to visit GP or dermatologist. Conventionally, they are removed by excision by an experienced surgeon under the effect of local anaesthesia, but it leaves a scar behind.
Dermatofibroma removal using CO2 laser
Another option is to consult a private clinic that offers CO2 Laser treatment for Dermatofibroma. With this technique, the hard bump is vaporised until it disappears from the skin. The treatment is performed under anaesthesia and is usually painless.
“If in doubt to identify a dermatofibroma, a biopsy may be required and in such case we may involve the help of our plastic surgeons but once it is diagnosed he prefers to remove dermatofibroma with the help of Carbon Dioxide Laser (CO2 Laser) which in turn gives a better cosmetically acceptable lesion.”, say Dr. Jha, Renew Skin and Health Clinic.
We, therefore, recommend you to seek the help of local clinics/ private hospitals and proceed from there. However, if you are struggling to find help locally, you may then contact Renew Skin and Health Clinic in Leamington Spa on 01926 422 454 to have a private consultation with our doctors. Please be aware as we are a private clinic there will be consultation fees of £100 and this has to be paid upfront before you get booked in. The consultation cost may subject to change without prior notification. As far as the cost of treatment is concerned, it depends on the severity of the conditions.