Vascular lesion treatment
Other vascular lesions tend to grow without treatment and may
eventually deform the face or cause internal problems. The recommended
treatment may vary, depending on what type of lesion is involved, its
size, how deep it is, and if it's growing internally or harming other
Some vascular birthmarks can be improved with steroids; others
must be surgically removed. Most flat vascular lesions are treated with
a laser. In other cases, the mark may be addressed with a combination
of these methods. When laser is used, most experts prefer the yellow
pulsed-dye laser, as it targets the dark reddish or bluish pigments
usually found in vascular lesions.
Several laser treatments spaced over
a period of months are required for best results. The laser tends to be
more effective than previous methods of removing birthmarks and has a
lower risk of scarring. However, before making any treatment decisions,
it's important that you understand all the available options.