Vascular malformations or birthmarks are a common occurrence. About one in ten newborns have a birthmark or vascular anomaly. Some birthmarks fade away on their own in childhood, but others may become larger and more prominent. When a birthmark or vascular malformation causes health risks or a deformity, plastic surgery or cosmetic treatments can be used to carefully remove the growth. Eden Plastic Surgery Institute offers vascular birthmark removal at our medical center in Miami.
Some of the most common birthmarks occur on the face or neck. Port wine stains can be a red or purplish discoloration of the skin that can be small or very large, and some cover a large portion of the scalp or face. While there can be some health complications with some birthmarks, the majority do not pose medical issues. However, they can be disfiguring and greatly impact the appearance of the individual. Cosmetic treatments or plastic surgery can be used to remove these vascular malformations to improve the appearance of the patient.
Vascular Malformation Treatment
In many cases, laser skin treatments are the best solution for vascular malformation or birthmarks. Laser energy can be used to eliminate the blood vessels causing the discolored skin formation, fading away red, pink and purple birthmarks. This is a non-invasive procedure that can be performed in a series of treatments to improve the appearance of the skin.
In severe vascular formations, plastic surgery may be required for birthmark removal. Eden Plastic Surgery Institute has a respected, board certified plastic surgeon who trained at the renowned Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, learning the most advanced plastic surgery and reconstruction techniques.
If you or your child have a vascular birthmark or malformation you want removed, contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute in Miami. Our staff will schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Ali Charafeddine to discuss the best birthmark removal treatment option for your specific condition.