Dermatofibroma – Abnormal Skin Growth Treatment
What is Dermatofibroma?
Dermatofibromas are small, noncancerous (benign) skin growths that can develop anywhere on the body but most often appear on the lower legs. These nodules are common in adults. They can be pink, gray, red or brown in color and may change color over the years. They often feel like a stone under the skin. When pinched from the sides, the top of the growth may dimple inward.
Dermatofibromas are usually painless. Most often, a single nodule than a half-inch in diameterdevelops, but sometimes they are multiple.
What is the cause?
Most of the times, cause is unknown. Some may be caused by insect bites.
How is it diagnosed?
Most often, a doctor can diagnose a dermatofibroma by examining the nodule. If the growth does not look like a typical dermatofibroma, a biopsy may be needed.
What is the treatment?
- Dermatofibromas are best ignored.
- Dermatofibromas can be removed surgically.
- It can be flattened by freezing with liquid nitrogen
- Liquid nitrogen freezing destroys only the upper part of the growth. Therefore, the dermatofibroma, after some years, may again become noticeable. Usually any re-growth is slight and can be handled by another freezing.
What would be the approximate cost for treating a case of Dermatofibroma?
The cost for the treatment depends upon the type of treatment that is followed. If you chose to undergo surgery for the removal of dermatofibroma, it would be relatively expensive as compared to the treatment with liquid nitrogen. However, if treated with liquid nitrogen, chances of recurrence are more. Generally, a consultation with Dr. Rinky would cost about 1000 Rs. for a single consultation.
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About Dr. Rinky Kapoor
Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Co-founder of The Esthetic Clinic, is one of the best dermatologists in the world & currently practices in Mumbai, India. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is a Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Trichologist at S L Raheja Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, India. Dr. Kapoor is trained at the National Skin Centre, Singapore & at Stanford University, USA. A celebrity skin doctor, Dr. Rinky Kapoor has won many honors such as “Best Dermatologist Mumbai”, “Top 10 Cosmetologist India”, etc for her evidence based expert dermatology care, affordable & reliable skin care, hair care & nail care …Read more
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