Vascular lesions occur when one or two large blood vessels or many smaller vessels form just underneath the skin. These vessels are visible through the skin and form red splotches of many different sizes and shapes on any part of the body. Once they form, vascular lesions will not go away by themselves.
Some of the most common growths and malformations of blood vessels are:
Hemangiomas – These are common in infants and may also develop in middle-aged and older people, where they are most often seen on the trunk. They are not painful in infants, but they can break open and bleed. They usually grow during the first year of life and begin to shrink after 12 to 18 months.
Port wine stains – These are flat, red or pink skin discolorations that are usually seen at birth. They are caused by malformed blood vessels and can vary in size.
Spider veins – These vascular lesions are characterized by thin dilated capillaries that look like spider’s legs or a spider web.
Vascular lesions have several causes, and some are more common than others. When you have a consultation with Dr. Hartman at Fine Arts Skin and Laser, your symptoms will be examined and the cause will be determined. Some of the most common diseases and conditions that can cause vascular lesions are:
• Hypersensitive reaction to certain drugs
• Several different types of viral infections
• Klippel Trenaunay Weber syndrome
• Scarlet fever
• Toxic shock syndrome
• Pityriasis rosea with a rash on the trunk or arms
• Superficial capillaries radiating from a red dot
Many vascular lesions on the skin can be treated and removed via the Nordlys Hybrid Experience. When you talk with our team at Fine Arts Skin and Laser in Dover, your lesions will be diagnosed and a customized treatment recommended. Proudly serving clients in the Dover, Canton, Akron and surrounding areas, Dr. Hartman and his team are committed to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for vascular lesion treatment.