Angiokeratomas are skin lesions characterized by enlarged blood vessels in the skin. Blood vessels get clotted, expand and develop a red, or dark blue colour with a bumpy appearance. Hyperkeratosis or skin thickening will sometimes accompany these lesions. Angiokeratomas are mostly benign and do not require treatment, however, they may affect large areas of skin and are considered unaesthetic. For that reason, you now have the option for angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Stratford Upon Avon. The Renew Skin & Health Clinic recommends the Pulse Dye Laser treatment for angiokeratoma removal.
Angiokeratomas are classified into several categories depending on location, cause, and time of development.
Sporadic or Solitary Angiokeratoma is characterized by one isolated lesion found most commonly on the lower body, leg or toe areas.
Angiokeratoma of Mibelli is a rare, localized form, mostly found on the toes, knees, elbows and fingers of adolescents or children. It affects girls between ages of 10 and 15 more often than boys.
Angiokeratoma circumscriptum is an uncommon type. The lesions are black or purple, 1 to a few millimeters in size, usually located on the lower trunk or legs. They can develop at any moment throughout an individual’s life or be present at birth.
Angiokeratoma corporis diffusum (Fabry's syndrome), is a rare genetic affliction, with only 1 case in 40 000. It is carried by the X chromosome and causes a type of glycolipid (Glycosphingolipids) to accumulate in cells of specific tissue. The skin lesions develop on the genital and lower trunk of the body. Only men are fully affected by the syndrome although a milder form sometimes affects women. Angiokeratoma corporis diffusum can have a detrimental impact on the function of the kidneys, nerve or skin tissue, causing various other organ complications.
Angiokeratoma of Fordyce is the most common type. This condition is present on the genital area and is characterized by benign red or black bumps on the skin (such as the scrotum) and can be accompanied by scaling. Adults or the elderly are more likely to develop this than younger people. They can be isolated or appear in clusters of a hundred or more.
People in Stratford Upon Avon may wish to treat these skin lesions in a quick and simple way. Even though mostly harmless, angiokeratomas can have a negative aesthetic effect on the skin’s appearance. That is why you now have the alternative of Angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Stratford Upon Avon which ensures positive cosmetic results. Renew Skin & Health Clinic uses the Pulse Dye Laser technique for angiokeratoma removal. The Pulse Dye Laser acts on the principle of selective thermolysis and uses an organic dye mixed with a solvent solution. This ensures that only the afflicted, clotted blood vessels absorb the heat from the laser and die out from within, leaving the surrounding tissue healthy and unharmed. The angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Stratford upon Avon is non-surgical, virtually scarless and painless.
Contact our Renew Skin & Health Clinic and take the first step towards a safe and quick angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Stratford Upon Avon. We will provide all the information you need in order to benefit from our modern dermatological treatment options. Before beginning the pulse dye laser treatment we will ask for a medical check-up, to determine your present health condition and medical history. This will allow our experts to avoid any potential side effects and determine your eligibility for the angiokeratoma removal laser treatment in Stratford Upon Avon.