Los Angeles Hemangioma Treatment
Hemangioma or strawberry birthmarks are closely packed areas of blood vessels that may be absent at birth but appear within a few weeks. Often times, hemangiomas can rapidly grow to become disfiguring and unsightly. At the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery, Dr. Ben Talei, a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon offers the most advanced science in the treatment of hemangiomas and birthmark removal.
Hemangiomas occur only in infants and historically effect girls more so than boys. These birthmarks generally appear around the head, face, neck, mouth, lips and the tip of the nose. Early on, it was believed that birthmarks should be left alone to resolve themselves.
However, hemangiomas can grow to be cosmetically unsightly or even dangerous. If left on the eye, the mass can affect the cornea and the eye’s ability to focus. On the neck, hemangiomas can grow to interfere with a child’s ability to breathe.
Dr. Talei prefers to treat these malformations as soon as possible to eliminate any unnecessary psychological effects or disfigurement. As with any surgical procedure, great caution and consideration should be taken. Hemangioma treatment can cause significant blood loss and should be performed by a highly trained and experienced surgeon.
Dr. Talei has a unique skill-set and expertise in treatments like these. He has dual fellowship training in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and vascular birthmarks and congenital anomalies with laser surgery.
Contact our hemangioma treatment experts at the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Talei if your child suffers from a hemangioma. There are no textbook procedures for this treatment, so Dr. Talei will tailor the procedure to achieve your desired goals.