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Hemangioma Treatment

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.

What our patients are saying

  • Dr. Rousso was spectacular. Smart, listened to my issues, asked a variety of thoughtful questions to help identify and resolve my issue. Would absolutely recommend him to others. He was warm and personable and wonderful that he speaks Spanish. J. B.
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If you or a family member need facial plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery for aesthetic or functional issues in New York City, take the time to meet with Dr. Joseph Rousso for a consultation. His extensive education, experience and talent as a facial plastic surgeon cannot be surpassed, especially when it comes to balanced, natural-appearing results. Contact his office in Manhattan to schedule your consultation.

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Our Patient Reviews

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Nancy M.

They were very professional from the moment I walked in there. The doctor took the time to understand my pain and was ready to help and did a great job.

Lauren S.

Dr Rousso is patient, listens well and explains thoroughly. He has a warm manner and seems very knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

Joseph T.

Very personable doc – at no point in the appointment did I feel rushed. Great staff, too, and I was seen very quickly.

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I love visits with Dr. Rousso. Always super nice, patient, thorough, and willing to answer any questions I have.

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Professional, informative, and didn't feel rushed. Was able to diagnose my condition.

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It appears Dr. Rousso diagnosed me both quickly and effectively. My symptoms are already clearing up!

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Dr Rousso gave me a great initial consult and a referral to a sinus specialist.