Welcome to White Pebble Dermatology practice in Columbia, Maryland, and Highland, Maryland! Hemangiomas are formed from blood vessels that grow abnormally in the skin. They can vary in size and shape and may appear on any part of the body. In this section, we'll discuss hemangiomas in more detail and explain how our team can help you manage this condition.
What are Hemangiomas?
Hemangiomas are formed from blood vessels that grow abnormally in the skin. Some hemangiomas are formed at birth as birthmarks. Some can appear at later stages of life. They can range in color from bright red to bluish-purple and can be flat or raised. Hemangiomas can occur anywhere on the body, but are most common on the face, scalp, chest, and back.
How are Hemangiomas diagnosed?
Hemangiomas are diagnosed clinically based on their characteristic appearance and medical history. Dermoscopy is helpful in aiding its diagnosis. A biopsy may be needed under certain circumstances to confirm the diagnosis.
Most hemangiomas are harmless and don't require treatment. However, if a hemangioma is causing discomfort or is cosmetically undesirable, treatment may be necessary. At our dermatology practice, we offer a variety of effective treatment options for hemangiomas, including:
- Oral medications: beta-blockers or other medications that can help reduce the size and color of the hemangioma
- Laser therapy: a treatment in which a laser is used to remove or reduce the appearance of the hemangioma
- Surgery: a procedure in which the hemangioma is surgically removed
Our team of dermatology specialists will work closely with you to determine the best treatment approach based on the size, location, and type of hemangioma.
Preventing hemangiomas is not possible, as they are typically present at birth. The cause of the hemangiomas developed at the later stages of life is not well understood. . However, it's important to monitor hemangiomas for any changes in size or color, and to seek medical attention if they cause discomfort or interfere with your quality of life.
Why Choose Us?
At our dermatology practice, we understand the impact that hemangiomas can have on your skin and your overall well-being. That's why we are committed to providing compassionate, personalized care to each and every one of our patients. Our team of experienced dermatology specialists has the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the best possible care and treatment for hemangiomas.
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Ready to Take the First Step?
If you're concerned about a hemangioma or are interested in learning more about our treatment options, we invite you to call/text to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatology specialists. We look forward to helping you achieve healthier, clearer skin.