Up to 10% of births are accompanied by the appearance of hemangiomas, a strawberry-colored spot that can appear anywhere on the human body in the crucial first weeks. While the old mentality was to leave these spots alone, there’s no reason to accept these marks as a wide array of treatments are now available to reduce or outright eliminate their presence.
A type of vascular birthmark, a hemangioma is made of excess blood vessels in the skin that form on the skin after birth to create a red, slick bump. While these marks are typically benign, they often can affect a child’s confidence as they grow and socialize.
With sensitive skin issues like this, we offer custom solutions to meet the unique needs of our patients. Our common recommended responses include:
Any affected vessel left behind has the potential for regrowth and so we take special care to address the issue early and completely. We approach each case with the care it deserves to restore your child’s skin to its natural, healthy appearance
Hemangioma is a serious issue that affects hundreds of thousands of children each year. Reducing and removing these spots is now possible due to technological advances that make the process safe, effective, and highly beneficial to the patient.
Common benefits include:
As we offer several different treatment options, procedure details vary on a case-by-case basis. We recommend removing the malformation surgically when possible so long as the underlying structures are not compromised, but often, the best approach is through multiple treatment options that best suit the patient’s hemangioma location and skin conditions.
We all want what is best for our children in life, and starting them off with a fresh slate is an incredible gift all parents hope to give. By addressing hemangioma spots early and comprehensively, you can remove a potential target from your child in social situations and help shield them from teasing during those crucial formative years