A benign (non-cancerous) tumor called a hemangioma develops when blood vessels expand abnormally. These growths can appear everywhere in the body, but the skin and liver are where they are most frequently found.
Hemangiomas are commonly treated in dermatology according to their size, location, and overall impact on the patient's health and quality of life. The following are possible hemangioma treatments:
- Observation: Small, superficial hemangiomas may not need to be treated; instead, they can be watched carefully over time to make sure they don't spread or create any problems.
- Medication: In some circumstances, doctors may recommend drugs like beta blockers or corticosteroids to help decrease the hemangioma or lessen its symptoms.
- Laser therapy: The hemangioma can be shrunk or removed by targeting and destroying the blood vessels that make them up using a specialized laser.
Surgery: In some instances, the hemangioma may need to be surgically removed, especially if it is large, deep, or posing difficulties.
The precise course of treatment for hemangiomas should be decided in consultation with a dermatologist or other healthcare professional based on the individual's particular circumstances and medical history. Even though the majority of hemangiomas are benign and pose no danger to your health, they can nevertheless be painful, uncomfortable, or bothersome from a cosmetic standpoint. For these reasons, you should contact a doctor right away if you think you may have a hemangioma or other skin lesion.