There are distinct types of hemangiomas, with many congenital and occurring at or shortly after birth. These benign tumors or birthmarks are pink or purplish in color, often referred to as “strawberry marks” or “stork bites” and other names. While some disappear on their own, others can remain and cause a disfigurement on the face or neck area. Dr. Rousso at our New York facial plastic surgery clinic can offer effective treatments for hemangiomas to improve the appearance and protect the health of your child.
Most hemangiomas do not pose a health risk. However, in some cases, they can impact a nearby feature. Those near the eye or on the throat can grow rapidly and possibly impact vision or breathing. It is important to have all hemangiomas monitored by a medical professional. If removal or treatment is needed, Dr. Rousso can perform most hemangioma procedures at our clinic in NYC.
Cosmetic Removal of Birthmarks
There are different options available for treating or removing birthmarks. Most can be performed using non-invasive methods, such as skin laser treatments. The type of hemangioma and the location are factors that are considered, as well as the age of the individual. Finding the best treatment option starts with scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rousso for an exam and exploration of the treatments available to cosmetically change the appearance of the hemangioma.
While most hemangiomas are not dangerous, they can have a drastic impact on the self-confidence of the child. Children can be cruel, especially to those with cosmetic disfigurements. Hemangioma removal can be done at an early age, helping children with these types of birthmarks avoid the bullying and teasing that can occur. Contact our office in NYC to learn more about hemangioma treatment and determine the best course of action for removal.