Angiokeratomas are mostly harmless, red or black skin lesions caused by clotted blood vessels that have enlarged and are now visible on the outer layer of the skin. They are more common in elderly people and can be associated with hyperkeratosis, a thickening of the skin layer, or a bumpy and pebbled texture. Renew Skin & Health Clinic provides the Angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Solihull to help you get rid of these unaesthetic skin lesions. Depending on the location of the lesion and its manifestation, several types of Angiokeratomas exist:
Angiokeratoma circumscriptum is a rare type. The small lesions are black or purple, usually located on the lower trunk or legs. It can be present at birth or developed during childhood or adulthood.
Angiokeratoma corporis diffusum, also known as Fabry Disease, is a genetic disease transmitted through the X chromosome. It is due to a defect in a lysosome enzyme (alpha-galactosidase) that causes a type of glycolipid (Glycosphingolipids) to accumulate in the cells of certain tissues. The skin lesions appear on the genital and lower trunk areas of the body. Only men are fully affected by the syndrome although a milder form can also found in some women. Fabry disease can have many negative effects on the functions of the kidneys, neurological tissue, or skin. The condition is however extremely rare, with a reported 1 case in 40 000.
Angiokeratoma of Fordyce is more common in the elderly and it affects the genital area. They are small dark blue or black bumps sometimes associated with scaling of the skin. They can be solitary or appear in a greater number.
Angiokeratoma of Mibelli is mostly seen in children and adolescents, often found on the limb extremities, toes and fingers.
Sporadic or Solitary Angiokeratoma is, as the name implies, one isolated lesion found most commonly on the thigh, foot or toe area.
The exact cause of most angiokeratoma types is unknown and, although often harmless, most people find their aspect unaesthetic. For that reason, Renew Skin and Health Clinic provides a highly effective angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Solihull. The treatment uses a Pulse Dye laser device, a modern dermatological method guaranteeing positive cosmetic results from the first sessions. The angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Solihull is minimally invasive and non-surgical, using selective thermolysis and an organic dye mixed in a solvent. This ensures that the heat of the laser is selectively absorbed by the affected tissue causing its degradation, while the healthy tissue is left unharmed.
The angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Solihull is painless and quick, leaving minimally visible scars. No hospitalization is required. Our specialists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic will recommend a consultation before starting the treatment in order to determine the current health condition and medical history, as well as any potential side effects that may be encountered.
Contact our Head Office at Renew Skin & Health Clinic and take the first step towards a flawless skin appearance with the Angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Solihull.