There are a wide range of vascular birthmarks that can be present on the skin. The most common types of vascular birthmarks are macular stains, hemangiomas, and port-wine stains.
Most vascular birthmarks disappear without treatment, but for those that do not, RiNu MediSpa offers effective treatments.
Hemangiomas are birth irregularities where a localized tissue mass grows rich in small blood vessels. Capillary hemangiomas are composed nearly entirely of tiny capillary vessels. Cavernous hemangiomas are composed of blood- filled “lakes” and channels.
A hemangioma may be visible through the skin as a birthmark, known colloquially as a “strawberry mark.” Most hemangiomas that occur at birth disappear after a few months or years. Hemangioma that persists into adulthood can be displeasing to the appearance and treated to present a healthier more beautiful appearance
A port-wine stain is a birthmark in which swollen blood vessels create a reddish-purplish discolouration of the skin. Port-wine stains occur in about 3 out of 1,000 people. Port-wine stains rarely may be a sign of or Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome.
Port-wine stains occur most often on the face but can appear anywhere on the body.
Laser therapy is the most successful at eliminating port-wine stains. It is the only method that can destroy the tiny blood vessels in the skin without significantly damaging the skin.