Dermatofibroma Removal

Dermatofibroma removal is a procedure in which a dermatofibroma, also known as benign fibrous histiocytoma, is surgically removed from the skin.

The procedure typically involves cutting and removing the growth in its entirety using local anesthesia.

The affected area may be stitched up afterward, and antibiotics or other medications may be prescribed to help reduce the risk of infection.

Dermatofibroma Symptoms:

Symptoms of dermatofibroma include a small, firm bump on the skin that can range in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters.

It is usually purple or brown and may have a slightly dimpled surface.

The bump may be itchy or tender to the touch.

Dermatofibroma Causes

Dermatofibroma is typically caused by long-term irritation or trauma to the skin, such as a bug bite, cut, or scrape.

Other possible causes may include an allergic reaction, infection, or genetics.


Dermatofibroma Treatments:

Treatment options for dermatofibroma include cryotherapy (freezing), surgical excision, and laser therapy.

In some cases, doctors may recommend a “watch and wait” approach to see if the lesion resolves on its own.

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How to prevent dermatofibroma from happening again:

To prevent dermatofibroma from occurring, it is important to protect the skin from any sources of trauma or irritation.

This can be done by avoiding direct contact with rough surfaces, wearing long sleeves and pants when outdoors, using sun protection such as sunscreen and hats to limit ultraviolet (UV) exposure, and avoiding certain chemicals.

Additionally, it is important to keep the skin moisturized and healthy to avoid any inflammation or irritation that could lead to dermatofibroma.