Fibrous Papule of the Face Treatment & Management

Updated: Mar 10, 2017
  • Author: Simone Laube, MD, MRCP; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Surgical Care

The lesion is benign, but it may be removed to confirm the diagnosis or for cosmetic reasons. Surgical procedures include curettage, shave excision, or elliptical excision. Laser treatment with pulsed dye laser, carbon dioxide laser, and potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser has been successfully used for the treatment of angiofibromas such as tuberous sclerosis.