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A 29-year-old female asked:

What causes angiofibromas/fibrous papules to develop on/around the nose? skin trauma? does removal of them leave a noticeable mark or scar?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Correct, increased: fibrous, scar tissues are a response to all trauma. The Angio (blood) word simply means more obvious blood vessels visible within the scar tissue. Removal is also a form of trauma. The key to all plastic surgery is not lack of scar tissue, scar tissue is what ties the tissues back together when cut/traumatized. The plastics strategy is to minimise the trama, needed healing & scar visibility.

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Last updated Jul 13, 2018

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