Getting to the bottom of what’s on the surface
When your child is born with a hemangioma, you may feel conflicted about what to do: Should you treat this congenital birthmark now, or wait?
The physicians in Tufts Medical Center’s Department of Dermatology have the expertise to help guide you to the decision that’s right for you and your child. While hemangiomas eventually disappear on their own, the risk of scarring increases over time. Working with our colleagues in pediatrics and pediatric dermatology, we explain the various therapeutic options and help you weigh the benefits of early treatment.
Innovative therapies, minimal scarring
If you decide to treat your child’s hemangioma proactively, you have an array of therapeutic options from which to choose. Our skilled physicians are expertly trained in the use of pioneering, non-invasive hemangioma treatments that prevent scarring, including pulsed dye laser therapy, intralesional injections and the use of topical beta-blockers.
Whatever treatment you select, you can rest assured that your child will receive the highest level of care possible, in a warm, comforting environment. And our physicians will keep you updated on your child’s progress, every step of the way.