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Hemangioma

Picture of baby with prominent hemangioma
Also known as:

Strawberry Birthmarks, Hemangioma
Causes: Unknown

Condition Overview:
Present in up to 10% of newborns; may become apparent in the first days and weeks of life, expands in the first year, and regress by year 2 - 5 of age. The most serious lesions exist on the face and affect function if they occur around the eyes, mouth, nose and throat.

Symptoms:
Expanding red/purple lesion which may break down and bleed, become ulcerated, or get infected.

Treatments:
It is very important that a baby with a vascular birthmark is examined as early as possible so that a correct diagnosis is made and treatment discussed 

  • Corticosteroid medication can either be injected into the Hemangioma or given by mouth. Treatments may be necessary for weeks or months to suppress rapid growth in the first months of life. 
    Before and After Images
  • Laser Treatment with pulsed dye laser, either before rapid growth or if residual vessels are present, after the birthmark shrinks.
  • Surgical revision of localized lesion or the scar and redundant skin, after the lesion is fully regressed.


Before and Afters

Hemangioma Before and After

Hemangioma Before and After
Hemangioma Before and After
Hemangioma Before
Hemangioma Before and After
Hemangioma Before
Hemangioma Before and After
Hemangioma Before