The angioma or nevus flammeus is, in fact, a malformation of blood vessels that form the surface of the skin stain benign. It is primarily a red spot that expands gradually and taking the terrain, is gradually look like a strawberry. 10% of infants are victims of this disgraceful stain which appears most often a few days or weeks after birth.
It usually disappear spontaneously, usually from the sixth month. But sometimes he stays on the skin until adulthood and poses real aesthetic problems. In addition to the disfigurement caused by the hemangioma, it can also hinder the development of the vision or respiration, especially when it is on eyelids, the nose or lips.
That is why it is important to treat it without waiting for progress. Corticosteroids remain the treatment easier to implement, the least dangerous and most powerful. But interferon alpha may also be effective if the first fails. As the laser may accelerate regression of tuberous hemangioma, but without depth effect, it is inefficient on a large hemangioma. Surgery and cryotherapy are the latest solutions to choose, but in all cases, the decision must come from a specialist dermatologist.