Vascular Conditions in Miami, FL
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
How are Vascular Conditions Treated?
The goal of treatment for vascular conditions is to remove the damaged vessels, and/or birthmarks along with minimizing the cosmetic effects of the condition. The treatment is based on the nature and severity of the vascular condition. There is a device called Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) that can help determine the depth and diameter of the blood vessels to better treat the vascular condition using laser therapies.
What Should I Expect from Vascular Condition Treatment Options?
Some conditions respond to just one treatment while others require several treatments to make the blood vessels or birthmark less visible on the surface of the skin. Dr. Waibel will explain what to expect from your customized treatment plan during the consultation appointment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Vascular Condition Treatment?
If you are troubled by a vascular discoloration on the surface of your skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Waibel. She will explain the nature of the condition, your treatment options and the long-term prognosis of treatment.
Vascular conditions that cause abnormal discoloration of the skin are problematic for people of all ages. Cosmetic procedures can minimize the effects of your vascular condition and help the skin blend better with the surrounding normal skin. Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, the board-certified dermatologist at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, offers men and women in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Kendall and surrounding communities in Florida treatments for vascular conditions. To learn more contact us today to schedule a consultation.