Hemangiomas are abnormally dense collections of dilated blood vessels (capillaries) that may occur in the skin. They are recognized as a visible red skin lesion that may be superficial, deeper in the skin, or a mixture of both. Hmangiomas are usually present at birth, although they may appear within a few months after birth, often beginning at a site that has appeared slightly dusky or colored differently than the surrounding tissue.
Hemangioma Before & After PicHemangiomas, both deep and superficial, undergo a rapid growth phase in which their volume and size increase rapidly. This phase is followed by a rest phase, in which the hemangioma changes very little, and an involutional phase where the hemangioma begins to disappear.
We treat superficial hemangiomas with the Varia laser. One or two treatments are necessary to remove superficial hemangiomas.
Deep hemangiomas are treated with our StarLUX 1064 Nd:YAG Lasr. Depending on the size of the deep hemangioma, treatments can range from three to ten for removal.