What are fibromas
Fibroma Removal – Fibromas are benign connective tissue growths, round or oval, clearly circumscribed by surrounding tissue. Frequent changes are frequent and are characterized by slow growth. They occur either as single changes or much more often as multiple skin changes.
They most commonly occur in the middle years of life. The predispositions for fibroma are obesity, hormonal imbalance, chronic irritation and genetic predisposition. Some new research has also revealed the presence of HPV virus in the changes.
Where fibromas most commonly occur
Fibromas most commonly occur in the area of the head, the skin of the eyelids and neck, the trunk and the folding regions (armpits and groin). They are usually tightly bound to the skin (fibroma pendulum) and sometimes have a broad base. The size of the fibromas is from a few millimeters to a few centimeters in diameter – giant fibromas.
They can be hard (fibroma durum) or soft consistency (fibroma molle). On the back, shoulders and abdomen the color of the fibroma is slightly darker than the surrounding skin. In the groin and armpits are usually blue or heavily pigmented patients so they are often confused with moles.
Fibroma removal methods
Fibromas are removed by various methods (cryotherapy, surgical laser, radio waves…). Removal of fibroma by laser and radio waves requires the use of anesthesia.
The most effective method to remove fibroma – Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy for fibroma removal is usually just one intervention. The application of a state-of-the-art Brymill apparatus with different types of applicators enables liquid nitrogen to be applied with high control and precision without damaging the surrounding healthy skin.
SkinCare Center therapists have undergone training in the application of cryotherapy in nursing and are Brymill certified.