The appearance of vascular anomalies can be quite concerning. These unusual birthmarks and growths typically appear at birth and are made up of blood vessels that have developed incorrectly. The growths can cause functional or cosmetic problems and may be composed of arteries, veins, capillaries, lymph vessels, or a combination of these. If your child was born with an anomaly or developed one shortly after birth, there is hope available. At Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics, Dr. Kilcline and Dr. Aquino can provide treatment and support to help your child overcome this issue.
What Causes Vascular Anomalies?
While many vascular anomalies such as Infantile Hemangiomas and abnormal birthmarks are present at birth. Occasionally, a child may develop an anomaly later in life, even into their teenage years. Vascular anomalies are common, with some vascular tumors appearing in one out of every 10 full-term births. The main causes of this problem are disorders during vascular development. These disorders lead to an increased number of twisted and enlarged blood vessels that collect in a single location.
What Are the Signs?
The signs and symptoms of a vascular anomaly vary from child to child. However, these growths may cause pain, swelling, infection, ulceration, and other similar concerns. In some cases, these tumors can also cause abnormal growth in the area of their location. Certain types of anomalies, like arteriovenous malformations, can even cause frequent headaches or seizures. If these symptoms sound familiar, we urge you to set up an appointment at our San Luis Obispo center to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Treatment Options for Vascular Anomalies
At Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics, we can provide testing options to help diagnose your child’s concern. Afterward, we can offer treatment for superficial vascular anomalies through the use of our ThreeForMe™ and VBeam Photorejuvenation systems. If your child needs any additional help, we can provide specialist referrals to better meet their health care needs. At our San Luis Obispo center, our priority is the health and happiness of your family. We welcome you to set up your consultation today.
Treating Vascular Anomalies in San Luis Obispo, CA
Addressing anomalies such as hemangiomas and birthmarks is one of our specialties. If you or your child are struggling with an anomaly, set up a consultation with our team at Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics to get the help you deserve. To connect with our San Luis Obispo center, please fill out the form below, or give us a call at (805) 544-5567.