Hemangiomas are benign blood vessel tumors that occur in childhood. Typically, parents will begin to see evidence of their appearance within the first few weeks of a child’s life. They first appear as a faint red or pink blemish that rapidly grows into a larger mass. Many parents are distressed by the appearance of hemangiomas. Despite the fact that they are non-cancerous, they can be a constant source of stress to the parent as they are frequently asked if their baby has a tumor or was injured. Parents also understand the social embarrassment that will most likely occur as their children grow older. At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC, Dr. Benjamin C. Stong is a reputable and experienced facial plastic surgeon that offers birthmark correction for children and adults.
Hemangiomas are an abnormally dense collection of dilated capillaries (or small blood vessels) that form at the skin. The majority of hemangiomas appear on the neck, head, or face in easily visible locations. Some hemangiomas will disappear on their own in a matter of time. The growth of hemangiomas typically peeks at twelve months of age and will begin to plateau. They will then take several years to disappear or absorb back into the skin. Many large hemangiomas will not disappear completely, or at all, because they grow too much or develop lesions. For parents who wish to have their children’s hemangiomas treated or removed, they can trust the expertise and compassionate care that Dr. Stong offers.
At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Stong offers surgical techniques as well as laser therapy to manage or remove hemangiomas. Using only the safest and most effective treatment options for patients who are psychologically or physically impacted from hemangiomas, Dr. Benjamin Stong is the surgeon to trust in Atlanta. Call Kalos today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping your child, or you, thrive.
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