Hemangiomas are the most common benign tumor-like birthmark found in infancy. There are no known genetic factors or causes as to why hemangiomas occur, and despite the fact that they are benign, they can be significantly concerning to parents. Hemangiomas can also grow to be quite large and affect certain functions of the body, including the airway passages and eyes, making it extremely important to be treated with utmost precision and care.
It is important for parents to understand that there are options for treatment of infantile hemangiomas. However, it is also important for parents to seek out expert doctors who have dedicated their entire careers to the treatment of hemangiomas in order to receive the most excellent care and outcomes. At The Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York, we have earned the reputation of being one of the world’s leading authorities on laser treatment for hemangiomas. We have patients from all over the world who come to us for the most reputable treatment, and we do not take our responsibilities lightly.
Every single case of hemangioma treatment is individualized, and our patients will receive the most personalized care possible. There are various factors that come into play with each case in order to determine what treatment is best for each individual patient. It must be determined if the hemangioma is proliferating or involuting; whether it is superficial or deep, or compound; the location of the lesion, as well as the age of the patient.
At The Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York, we understand that a Pulsed Dye Laser is the only appropriate treatment for the superficial hemangiomas or the superficial component of a compound lesion. There is another option, a Nd:YAG (Neodynium doped: yttrium, aluminum, garnet) laser that is used to treat surface and compound hemangiomas. However, this option can result in significant complications, and we at The Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York do not typically recommend lasers other than the Pulsed Dye Laser.
Our expertise and precision has earned us our reputation as a World Leader in vascular birthmark treatment. If your child was born with a hemangioma or has developed one during infancy, please contact us today. Dr. Milton Waner is considered a world authority in hemangiomas and vascular malformations, and he will offer you and your child the best treatment.