The Centre for Minor Surgery
5109 Steeles Avenue West – Unit 300
Toronto, ON M9L 2Y8
Phone: (416) 663-9649
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Dermatofibromas are small, harmless lumps within the skin that are firm to the touch. They can occur in men and women of all ages, but are more commonly found on the arms and legs of young women. They can occasionally form after a minor scrape or prick but more often appear spontaneously. It is not uncommon for them to grow slowly over time. Dermatofibromas can range in colour from pink to dark brown and can sometimes be tender or itchy.
What happens during dermatofibroma removal?
While dermatofibromas are harmless, they may be removed for cosmetic purposes or if they are found to be annoying. Surgical removal is by far the most reliable method to remove dermatofibromas. Removal begins with injecting local anesthetic into the area. Injection of the freezing is slightly uncomfortable, but there is no pain during the procedure once the freezing has taken. The dermatofibroma is removed surgically and the skin is stitched together.
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Meet Our Surgeons
At The Centre For Minor Surgery our goal is to provide excellence in surgical treatment for benign and cancerous growths. We strive to overcome the problem of long waiting times. No referral is needed to be seen by one of our Royal College-certified plastic surgeons.