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Thank you for posting the picture, it is helpful to see it.
I have seen this before, I cannot tell you the name of it and it is rare.
It is a genetic issue with fibrotic tissue building up under the skin.
Usually the dermatologists will take a biopsy of it if they are unsure but I am guessing the know it's not anything serious.
I am not aware of any treatment being available for this.
However it's rare for it to be progressive.
I recall seeing 2 cases in my career and one person had it on their neck only and cheeks, the other on the arms only.
No! It won't become like neurofibramatosis, sorry, I should have made that clear.
It's unlikely for it to progress, I would expect the 2 year mark is about the time that it will stabilize.
But it's hard to say when it will actually stabilize.
You are young indeed, that makes it harder to deal with something like this.
I would recommend at some point consulting a plastic surgeon, it won't cost you much to get a second opinion and they must have some treatment options available for you.
I don't think it will spread or spread much at all.
From a very professional view point you are very attractive (I mean that in a very sincere way) and I think it's a shame if you let this affect how you view yourself in any way.
But please talk to someone about this, a therapist, someone who will reinforce your positive view points. I have a feeling you will go through ups and downs with this but in the end you will either find a way to treat it or be okay with however you feel about it.
Hope I make sense with what I am saying and don't want you to think it's gonna get worse, that is NOT my experience with this.
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