Skin lesions are generally present at birth although it is not uncommon for them to form a couple of months later. Many will disappear within the first year of a child’s life, but some do require medical attention. Treatment options include laser therapy, medication and, in some cases, surgery.
Common Skin Disorders
- Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) – Tangles of abnormal blood vessels believed to occur as a fetus is developing. These malformations can occur wherever arteries and veins exist, but are most serious when formed in the brain or spinal cord.
- Hemangioma – A cluster of blood vessels that form abnormally to create a birth mark. Most lesions are benign and resolve themselves by puberty; however, large hemangiomas or those that grow rapidly can lead to complications.
Learn More About Warren Clinic Plastic Surgery
Should you have any questions or need further information on Warren Clinic Plastic Surgery, please call 918-502-7175. Dr. Kevin Kunkel and his staff are happy to give you the tools to make the best decision for you and your family.