Granuloma Faciale Treatment & Management

Updated: Apr 05, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Surgical Care

A variety of surgical procedures may be used in the management of granuloma faciale. Scarring may occur with many of these, so the pulsed dye laser is preferred if it is available. Note the following:

  • Surgical excision

  • Dermabrasion [16]

  • Argon laser [17]

  • Carbon dioxide laser [18]

  • Electrosurgery

  • Cryotherapy [19, 20, 21]

  • The 585-nm pulsed dye laser [22]

The Medscape Dermatologic Surgery Resource Center may be helpful.

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Complications

Scarring may result from ablative treatment modalities.

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Long-Term Monitoring

Close postsurgery follow-up care is required as well as regular monitoring of patients on medications, such as dapsone.

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