Vascular Malformation

Facial Hemangioma on Your Infant and When to Worry

Baby with a Port Wine Stain on Top of Head Los Angeles

It can be overwhelming and even disheartening to see a hemangioma develop on your newborn’s face just weeks after delivery. Hemangiomas are a type of vascular malformation or birthmark that looks much like a strawberry, or a bright red patch of raised skin. While they can appear anywhere on the body, they typically develop on the face or neck around 3 weeks of age. Infantile hemangiomas commonly continue to grow for the next 3 to 6 months. It is not clear exactly why hemangiomas form, but we do know that the risk factors include female gender, prematurity, twin birth, and problems associated with pregnancy or delivery. … Continue reading

Why Did My Baby Get a Vascular Birthmark?

Beverly Hills CA Plastic Surgeon for Vascular MalformationsBirthmarks are common, nearly everyone has one. Contrary to popular belief, not all birthmarks develop at birth. However, most people were born with the birthmarks they currently have. Birthmarks are often harmless and represent a slightly darker area of skin. The most popularly discussed birthmarks are known as pigmented birthmarks, where the skin has developed a cluster of pigmented or darker cells in one place. Most parents aren’t concerned about pigmented birthmarks, as they are more common, less noticeable and typically on areas of the body other than the face. … Continue reading

Understanding Your Birthmark

Beverly Hills CA Birthmark RemovalWe are all born with unique features and skin types, some more welcome than others. When it comes to birthmarks, most people are fortunate enough to have a light brown or slightly darker area of skin on their legs, arms or other inconspicuous part of their body. However, birthmarks come in many forms. Some present themselves on the face and have a noticeable purple or reddish hue (vascular birthmarks). Facial birthmarks can be a significant source of concern, not necessarily for health reasons but for one’s emotional well-being. School-aged kids are especially prone to the psychological consequences of a vascular birthmark. … Continue reading

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