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Fibrous Papule on my Lip (Not Nose)? (photo)

i had a bump removed by blade which i was told was a fibrous papule. as it was healing the bump returned and i was told that touching it stimulates it and that if they cut deeper i would have a divot in my lip. as it is on my lip, it is nearly impossible nOT to stimulate it and i want to have it permanently removed. is this possible? via laser or other methods?

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Fibrous Papule on Lip

Thank you for your question. I would recommend consulting with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for the best cosmetic scarring and healing. I hope this helps.

Fibrous papule of lip

Thank you for the photo. 

  • The fibrous papule is a harmless tumor (growth),
  • It will always return when shaved because it goes right through the skin,
  • It can easily be cut out with minor surgery,
  • Done properly it will leave an almost invisible scar,
  • a laser is unlikely to treat it - lasers use focused light. Your papule has no color to absorb the laser energy. Hope this helps. Best wishes!

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