Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wine spots

Most vascular markers disappear without treatment, can be successfully treated as such. Dermatologists in research every day learn more about the causes of their treatment. 

Wine spots are a marker that appears at birth of the child. They are flat surfaces, pink, red or purple discoloration, and occur most commonly on the face, neck, arms or legs. They can be different sizes.

Unlike hemangiomas, wine spots only grow as the child grows. Wine spots can thicken and they may appear small bumps. Wine spots do not disappear spontaneously. They last a lifetime.

Possible complications

Wine spots, especially on the face, can be given emotional and complications in life. Wine spots on the forehead, eyelids or both sides of the face may be associated with glaucoma.

Glaucoma is increased pressure within the eye which, if untreated, can cause blindness. Such complications occur in less than 25 percent of people with wine spots on the forehead or eyelids. All infants who have wine spots in this area should undergo a detailed examination of the brain and eyes.

In rare cases, can lead to a gradual increase in the tissue that surrounds wine spots. All children who have a great wine spots in the arms or legs seen a dermatologist for the problem to grow.

Over time, the wine spots may appear small growths of tiny blood vessels - piogenski granulomas. They can easily blood and should be removed.

In the treatment of wine spot is often used makeup to conceal them, and it should be used by a dermatologist. For the definitive removal so far tested many different methods, but none was successful.

Laser treatment

Newer types of lasers have shown the best results with minimum risks and side effects. Laser treatments are approved wine spots ministries of health around the world.

For best results it is better to start treatment as soon as possible, even in early childhood. It takes several treatments at intervals of two months. In younger patients need fewer treatments than adults.

In 25 percent of the laser treatment completely removes the wine spots. In 70 percent of cases, the significant improvement. For unknown reasons, a small number of patients do not respond well to laser therapy.

Possible risks

Several risk is there a laser treatment. There may be a gain or a reduction in skin pigment, which can leave slight stains. In most cases this is not a permanent change.

Island, flakes or light bleeding are possible to occur, although not frequent, and heal quickly. Laser treatment is not pleasant but not overly painful. Most adults do not seek anesthesia in children, although necessary to avoid shifting during treatment.

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