Hemangioma

Hemangioma is a benign reddish growth which is formed by a collection of blood vessels localized to an area. Hemangiomas are characterized as being superficial or deep, depending upon the depth of involvement in the skin. Superficial hemangiomas often present in newborns tend to disappear without treatment over a period of years. Deeper hemangiomas may also resolve, but sometimes because of their depth the fleshy tissue remains and needs to be surgically excised in the future. The reddish portion of superficial hemangiomas can be treated with V-beam pulsed dye laser which improve their cosmetic appearance.