Consisting of superficial blood vessels, Angiokeratomas are tiny dark red to purple lumps protruding through the skin. Their harsh scaly crust may sometimes bleed if accidentally scratched or damaged. There are several types of angiokeratomas which can be treated at Renew Skin & Health Clinic:
Solitary angiokeratomas - are tiny bluish-black papules occurring mainly on the lower extremities of people over 40.
Angiokeratomas of Fordyce or “Angiokeratoma of the scrotum and vulva” - are skin conditions described as red to blue lumps on the scrotum or vulva.Their incidence is greater in men than in women.
Angiokeratomas circumscriptum - the rarest type, being a capillary malformation whose evolution has not been clarified. Some hypotheses include congenital development, pregnancy, trauma, and subcutaneous hematomas. It appears as a cluster of lesions on the legs or trunk.
Angiokeratoma corporis diffusum (Fabry syndrome) is an X-linked inherited disease due to a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme alpha-galactosidase ceramide trihexosidase) that is more severe in men than in women. Cell impairment can lead to kidney and cardiac failure, coronary artery disease, valvular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and other severe organ damages.
Angiokeratomas of Mibelli (AKM) is a rare disorder that occurs on the knees, elbows and hand backside affecting young females with ages between 10 and 15.
If Fabry disorder is triggered by a genetic dysfunction, the causes of other angiokeratomas are not known, yet. Though harmless, these vascular lesions are quite unaesthetic on the skin and treatment is mandatory for cosmetic purposes. Before starting angiokeratoma removal treatment in Birmingham, our practitioners at Renew Skin & Health Clinic advise the patients to undergo a medical consultation, exclude any fears of malignance, evaluate health status and establish eligibility for the therapy.
Angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Birmingham uses the pulsed dye laser, which is a successful and safe cosmetic procedure with minimum side effects and excellent response in all patients as an alternative to surgical excision. It functions on the principle of selective thermolysis, using an organic dye mixed in a solvent. The laser therapy delivers optimised energy and high-intensity light to the damaged area of the skin destroying the targeted tissue. The angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Birmingham is effective, rapid, scareless, and requires no downtime.
All patients in Birmingham suffering from angiokeratomas are welcome to call our Renew Skin & Health Clinic Head Office to benefit from an individualized angiokeratoma removal treatment plan as per each diagnosis. Everybody can have a better quality life enjoying the positive effects of the angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Birmingham!