The first few months it was not painful now it hurts to touch.I tried squeezing it nothing comes out.I went to a doctor and she flat out said she doesn't know what it is and sometimes these bumps just show up.
What can this be? I've had 4 laser hair removal sessions and after session 2 this bump appeared. (photo)
Doctor Answers 2
Bump After Laser Hair Removal
Raised lesion lower extremity
Your photo appears to show a benign lesion called a dermatofibroma. It is a common benign fibrous nodule that most often arises on the skin of the lower extremity. They are more common in women than in men.
It is not clear if dermatofibroma is a reactive process or if it is a neoplasm. The lesions are made up of a proliferation of fibroblasts (skin cells responsible for producing collagen, among other things).
They are sometimes attributed to an insect bite. It is not likely that this is relaTed to the laser hair removal, in other words it is a coincidence.If bothersome they can be excised, they generally do not go away on their own.
Lisa Vuich, MD
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