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Welcome to City Dermatology Clinic, your leading choice for dermatofibroma removal in London. Located in Harley Street and the City of London, we are home to top London doctors specialising in advanced, minimally invasive removal techniques. Our expert team ensures a safe and personalised treatment experience, blending cutting-edge care with unparalleled expertise. Step into our clinic for a treatment journey that prioritises your well-being and confidence.

Dermatofibroma, also known as a fibrous histiocytoma, is a common benign skin lesion that typically develops on the lower legs, arms, or upper back. It arises from the skin’s fibrous tissue and, while mostly harmless, can sometimes be a cosmetic concern or cause discomfort.

 

Symptoms of Dermatofibroma

Dermatofibromas are usually small, measuring less than a centimetre in diameter. Common symptoms are:

  • The lesions feel firm to the touch and are often slightly raised above the skin surface.
  • The colour can range from pink to brown, depending on your skin tone and the age of the lesion.
  • A distinctive feature is the dimple that forms when the lesion is pinched.
  • While dermatofibromas are generally painless, they can become itchy or sensitive when irritated, such as by clothing or shaving.

Why Opt for Removal?

While dermatofibromas are non-cancerous and don’t pose a serious health risk, there are several reasons why our patients choose to have them removed at our clinic:

  • These lesions can be unsightly, especially if they are located on visible areas of the body. Removal can help improve the appearance of your skin.
  • If a dermatofibroma is frequently irritated by clothing or activities, removal can alleviate discomfort.
  • On rare occasions, to rule out more serious conditions, a doctor may recommend removal and biopsy of the lesion.
  • Some individuals prefer to remove any form of skin irregularity for personal reasons, including peace of mind.

At City Dermatology Clinic, we specialise in the surgical removal of dermatofibroma, offering a painless and quick solution with no downtime required. Our expert team, utilising local anaesthesia, ensures that the procedure is not only effective but also comfortable for our patients. The surgical removal process involves excising the lesion along with a small margin of surrounding tissue, a technique that not only guarantees the complete removal of the dermatofibroma but also minimises the risk of recurrence. This precision and quick recovery time make surgical removal the superior choice for those seeking a definitive solution to dermatofibroma.

 

Why Surgical Excision Removal Is the Most Effective

Opting for surgical excision at our clinic surpasses the effectiveness of home remedies and over-the-counter treatments by offering a safe, precise, and medically supervised approach. Unlike home remedies that lack the depth to entirely remove the lesion, surgical excision removal by our certified dermatologists eliminates the entire lesion, preventing recurrence. This method is safe, reduces the risk of infection and scarring, and provides peace of mind through professional care. Furthermore, the removed tissue can be examined histologically, offering an added layer of diagnostic clarity that home treatments simply cannot provide.

 

The Limitations of Home Remedies

While it may be tempting to consider home remedies for skin lesions, such approaches often fall short in terms of safety, effectiveness, and accuracy. Home treatments lack the capability to thoroughly remove dermatofibroma, leading to potential recurrence and the risk of overlooking severe health conditions due to misdiagnosis. Moreover, attempting to remove a lesion without medical supervision can increase the likelihood of infection and scarring, ultimately compromising the cosmetic outcome.

Undergoing surgical removal of dermatofibroma at City Dermatology Clinic is straightforward and well-orchestrated, designed to ensure your comfort and safety from start to finish. Here’s a general outline of what you can expect, though your doctor will provide a detailed explanation tailored to your specific case during your consultation.

 

Consultation

Your journey begins with a consultation, during which your dermatologist will examine the lesion, discuss your medical history, and explain the procedure in detail. This is an excellent opportunity to ask any questions and understand the reasons for choosing surgical removal as the best course of action for your dermatofibroma.

 

Preparation

On the day of the procedure, the area around your dermatofibroma will be cleaned and sterilised to prevent infection. Local anaesthesia will then be applied to numb the area, ensuring you feel no pain during removal.

 

Surgical Removal

Once the anaesthesia has taken effect, your dermatologist will make a precise incision to remove the dermatofibroma along with a small margin of surrounding tissue. This step is crucial for minimising the risk of recurrence and ensuring the complete removal of the lesion. After the lesion is successfully removed, the incision will be carefully closed with sutures, if necessary, and covered with a sterile dressing to promote healing. The procedure is minimally invasive, allowing for a quick and straightforward recovery. You’ll receive detailed aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing and to manage any discomfort post-procedure.

 

Aftercare Follow-up

A free follow-up appointment may be scheduled to assess your healing progress, remove sutures if they were used, and address any concerns you might have. This visit is also an opportunity to discuss the histological findings from the removed tissue and confirm the diagnosis. Throughout the entire process, from your initial consultation to your recovery and follow-up, our team at City Dermatology Clinic will be dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of care. We understand that undergoing a surgical procedure, no matter how minor, can be daunting, and we are committed to making the experience as comfortable and reassuring as possible.

At City Dermatology Clinic, we set the standard in dermatofibroma removal, employing the latest surgical techniques refined to ensure safety, effectiveness, and minimal scarring. Our dedication lies in providing results that address the lesion and enhance your overall skin health and appearance.

 

Best Dermatofibroma Removal Solutions

Our clinic is at the forefront of dermatological care, offering state-of-the-art surgical removal of dermatofibroma. We prioritise methods that ensure precise lesion removal, significantly reducing recovery time and minimising potential scarring. Our approach is tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs, providing the best possible outcomes with the most negligible impact on your daily life.

 

Same-Day ‘See and Treat’ Service

Understanding the demands of modern life, we offer a same-day ‘see and treat’ service for dermatofibroma removal right after your initial consultation. This efficient service allows you to undergo diagnosis and treatment in a single visit, saving you time and the hassle of multiple appointments.

 

No Downtime Needed

Our clinic leverages advanced surgical techniques and a deep understanding of dermatological health to deliver exceptional cosmetic results with minimal downtime. Our goal is for you to quickly return to your daily activities and feel confident and comfortable in your skin.

 

Dedication to Patient Satisfaction

At City Dermatology Clinic, patient satisfaction is our utmost priority. We are committed to clear communication and transparency throughout your treatment journey, ensuring you are fully informed and at ease every step of the way. Achieving your satisfaction through high-quality care and outstanding results is the essence of our practice.

Our Team

Doctors for Dermatofibroma Removal

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our premier dermatofibroma removal specialists in London, committed to ensuring your comfort and health with cutting-edge surgical techniques for a seamless dermatofibroma removal experience.

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our premier dermatofibroma removal specialists in London, committed to ensuring your comfort and health with cutting-edge surgical techniques for a seamless dermatofibroma removal experience.

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Jana Torres-Grau
BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Plast)
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Georgios Pafitanis at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Georgios Pafitanis
MD, PhD
Headshot portrait photo of Dr Andreea Anton at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Andreea Anton
MBBS, MD, MRCP
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski
MD, PhD
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Jana Torres-Grau

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Plast)

 

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Georgios Pafitanis at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Georgios Pafitanis

MD, PhD

 

Headshot portrait photo of Dr Andreea Anton at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Andreea Anton

MBBS, MD, MRCP

 

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski

MD, PhD

 

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Cost Of Dermatofibroma Removal

Dermatofibroma removal consultation is £100. We allocate enough time should you wish to have the procedure done straight after the consultation. Please note that all prices are dependent upon the size and location and are subject to a consultation.

Pricing

  • Dermatofibroma Removal from £295

Aftercare

Following your dermatofibroma removal procedure, we offer a free follow-up to ensure that everything has healed properly. All necessary dressings will be supplied along with expert advice to guarantee the finest cosmetic results. Should you have any concerns post-procedure, you are welcome to return for a consultation with a doctor at no extra cost. If it’s appropriate, your doctor might also offer advice remotely regarding your healing progress.

Dermatofibroma Removal FAQs

What causes dermatofibroma?

Dermatofibroma is thought to arise from a reaction to minor injuries such as insect bites or thorns that might not even be remembered. The exact cause, however, remains largely unknown. It involves the overgrowth of fibrous tissue in the dermis, the skin’s middle layer, leading to the formation of a small, firm nodule. While anyone can develop a dermatofibroma, they are more commonly observed in adults and are somewhat more frequent in women.

What’s inside a dermatofibroma?

A dermatofibroma is made up of fibrous tissue and cells within the dermis, the skin’s middle layer. It is not a fluid-filled cyst, so “popping” it like a pimple is not possible and attempting to do so can lead to injury or infection. The growth is usually dense and fibrous, and on surgical removal, it appears as a solid nodule. Histological examination after removal can provide more detail about its composition, confirming the diagnosis and ensuring that no atypical cells are present.

Is dermatofibroma cancerous?

Dermatofibromas are benign (non-cancerous) skin lesions and are not considered harmful. They do not pose a risk of becoming cancerous. However, if you notice changes in the size, colour, or shape of the lesion, or if it becomes painful or bleeds, it is advisable to have it checked by a dermatologist to rule out other conditions, including skin cancer.

How can I get rid of a dermatofibroma?

The most effective way to remove a dermatofibroma is through surgical excision, which is a straightforward procedure we offer at City Dermatology Clinic. Performed under local anaesthesia, the process involves carefully removing the lesion along with a small margin of surrounding tissue to ensure it is completely excised. This method minimises the risk of recurrence and is usually preferred for lesions that cause discomfort, are aesthetically concerning, or for diagnostic clarification.

What happens if I pick at a dermatofibroma?

Picking at a dermatofibroma is strongly discouraged. While these lesions are benign, tampering with them can lead to irritation, infection, and potential scarring. Moreover, attempting to remove a dermatofibroma yourself can cause it to bleed and may complicate its appearance, making it harder to treat professionally later on. If a dermatofibroma is causing discomfort or you’re concerned about its appearance, it’s best to consult with a dermatologist for advice on the most appropriate treatment options.

Will a dermatofibroma go away on its own?

Dermatofibromas typically do not resolve on their own. These benign growths may remain unchanged for many years or even a lifetime. In some cases, they may become less noticeable over time, but complete spontaneous resolution is rare. If the presence of a dermatofibroma is bothersome or causes discomfort, surgical removal is an option that can be discussed with your dermatologist at City Dermatology Clinic.

Can I pop a dermatofibroma like a pimple?

No, dermatofibromas should not and cannot be popped. Unlike pimples or cysts, which are fluid-filled, dermatofibromas are solid fibrous nodules. Attempting to pop or excise them without professional medical guidance can lead to bleeding, infection, and potential scarring. It’s important to treat these lesions with care and consult a dermatologist for safe and effective removal options.

Do dermatofibromas get bigger over time?

Dermatofibromas typically grow to a certain size and then remain stable without getting significantly larger. However, they can sometimes become more raised or change colour slightly. Sudden growth or significant changes in a dermatofibroma’s appearance should be evaluated by a dermatologist, as these could signify an infection or other skin conditions. For lesions that cause concern due to their size or appearance, surgical removal is a safe and effective option.

What does a dermatofibroma look like?

A dermatofibroma typically appears as a small, firm, raised nodule on the skin, usually measuring less than a centimetre in diameter. The colour can vary from pink to brown or even purplish, often depending on your skin tone and the age of the lesion. Dermatofibromas are most commonly found on the lower legs, but they can also appear on the arms, upper back, or other parts of the body. The surface may be smooth or slightly rough to the touch, and the lesion is usually painless, though it can be tender or itchy, especially if irritated.

What is the pinch test for dermatofibroma?

The pinch test is a simple diagnostic technique used to identify dermatofibromas. When the skin around the lesion is pinched, a dermatofibroma will typically dimple inward rather than protruding outward like other types of skin lesions. This characteristic dimpling is due to the fibrous nature of the growth anchoring it deeper within the skin. While the pinch test can be a useful indicator, it is not definitive, and diagnosis should be confirmed by a dermatologist, who may perform a biopsy if there is any doubt about the nature of the lesion.

Do dermatofibromas grow back after removal?

After surgical removal, dermatofibromas typically do not grow back. The procedure involves excising the lesion along with a margin of surrounding tissue to ensure complete removal and minimise the chance of recurrence. However, it’s important to note that new dermatofibromas may develop in other areas of the skin. Regular skin checks and consultations with your dermatologist can help manage and address new lesions should they arise.

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