Vascular conditions are usually red, or pink in coloration on the surface of the skin that can make a person feel less confident about their appearance. Treating cutaneous vascular lesions was the first indication for the medical use of lasers. These lasers in medicine originated to eliminate vascular birth marks in the skin of children. Lasing vascular lesions requires proper diagnoses as well as an understanding of their histology and biology. At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, board-certified dermatologist, Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, treats vascular conditions that affect men and women living all over the world.
What are Vascular Conditions?
Vascular lesions are the most common cutaneous abnormalities that may start in childhood or as an adult. The initial evaluation of the vascular condition should focus on proper diagnosis with appropriate follow up, testing, and treatment interventions. Although these types of conditions may not pose a medical concern, an aesthetic concern motivates men, women, and children to seek treatment options.
Common vascular conditions include:
- Visible Blood Vessels
- Port Wine Birthmarks
- Vascular Malformations
- Spider Angiomas
What Causes Vascular Conditions?
- Damage to the blood vessel
- Abnormalities in the blood vessels
- Some medical conditions, such as rosacea