Angiokeratomas are skin lesions comprised of red, blue or black lumps, of several millimeters in size. They can be isolated or appear in larger clusters. Angiokeratoma is caused by expanded or clotted blood vessels. Sometimes the skin in the affected area may develop hyperkeratosis, causing it to be scaly and thick. They usually do not require medical treatment being benign and harmless. However, Angiokeratomas can be a cosmetic issue for some, especially when in large numbers or when in exposed areas, such as the face. Scratching the lesions may also lead to bleeding and infections. For these reasons, some people may wish to try the angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Rugby. The Renew Skin & Health Clinic offers the Pulse Dye Laser treatment for dermatological problems.
The type of angiokeratoma you have is determined by its location and the age at which it develops. The following are the 5 classifications doctors use today:
- Sporadic or solitary angiokeratoma is a single, isolated lesion. This can appear on any area of the body, though it tends to favor the legs. It is more common in middle-aged individuals.
- Angiokeratoma circumscriptum is usually found in newborn babies. It is a vascular malformation causing clusters of lesions on the trunk or legs. As the child develops the lesions will darken and grow in size. Girls have a higher chance of developing it.
- Angiokeratoma of Fordyce is more common in people over 40. The lesions, however, tend to appear in clusters of 50 to 100 blue or black bumps. The prime location for their development is the genital area, inner thigh or lower abdomen. It does not present a medical problem and is asymptomatic.
- Fabry disease, or angiokeratoma corporis diffusum, is a rare genetic disorder, with a prevalence of 1 in 40 000 people. It causes glycosphingolipids (a type of glycolipid) to accumulate in the tissue of blood vessels and internal organs. The lesions are found on the whole body, especially the abdomen and genitals. Fabry disease is an X-linked genetic condition, as a result men are more affected than women.
- Angiokeratoma of Mibelli is mostly found on the toes, fingers, elbows and knees of adolescents. They tend to appear between the age of 10 and 15 and are more common in girls. It is also a rare condition.
For a clean and healthy-looking, blemish-free skin you now have the option of Angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Rugby. Renew Skin & Health Clinic recommends and provides the Pulse Dye Laser treatment for just such dermatological issues. This technique uses an organic dye mixed in a solvent through which a laser is applied to the affected area of the skin. Due to the selective thermolysis principle, the heat of the laser is concentrated in the afflicted tissue and lesions, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed. This guarantees quick and non-surgical Angiokeratoma laser removal in Rugby.
Contact Renew Skin & Health Clinic to benefit from our top of the line dermatological treatments. Our specialists will provide all the information you need for the Angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Rugby. Prior to this cosmetic treatment, a specialized consultation will be required. This is to avoid any side effects and determine if the patient is eligible for this easy and minimally scarring form of treatment. Our specialists guarantee improved cosmetic results from the first session.