What is Dermatofibroma?
Dermatofibroma is a singular small, firm and painless bump which develops just under the surface of the skin. Although they may not cause pain, they can be itchy or tender. Dermatobfibroma’s are common, harmless and can be surgically removed. They can change colour over a period of time and can be purple, pink or sometimes brown or grey. Dermatofibroma usually remain small in size and most commonly appear on the lower legs and upper arms, however, they can appear anywhere.
What are the causes of Dermatofibroma?
The exact cause is not clear, although, they are formed by an overgrowth of cells within the deeper layers of the human skin. Age can be a factor as they are commonly seen in adults.
Removal of Dermatofibroma:
Dermatofibroma may disappear on their own, although some may last indefinitely. Dr Colin Wright offers surgical removal of Dermatofibroma at The Yorkshire Skin Hospital as part of The Lawrence Clinic.
Why choose The Yorkshire Skin Hospital for your treatment?
The Yorkshire Skin Hospital is based within The Lawrence Clinic, Pudsey, Leeds. Opened in 2003, The Lawrence Clinic is an independent multidisciplinary Medical, Musculoskeletal and Consultant / GP led Outpatient Surgical unit registered with the Care Quality Commission.
With now over 31,000 registered patients we specialise in the management of both acute and chronic skin conditions.
Our philosophy of care and management is to provide our patients with access to rapid and accurate diagnoses so that immediate treatment can be provided in a modern, relaxed and safe medical and surgical environment.
For those patients that require a surgical solution, our facility boasts a Consultant and GP led onsite Operating theatre suite and diagnostics unit dedicated to the field of Skin Surgery to provide surgical skin procedures for a wide variety of conditions.