Angiokeratoma is a fairly common skin disorder which affects both men and women in various ways. The condition manifests itself in general through small bumps or spots (ranging from 2 to 5 mm), which appear on the scrotum or the vulva. You can recognize it by the colours it presents like: red, black, purple or black. Angiokeratoma is in fact caused by dilated cutaneous capillaries, this being the reason for the genital skin bumps coloration. Moreover, it is harmless, unless trauma is suffered in the affected areas which might provoke scrotal bleeding or vaginal bleeding.
Angiokeratoma is generally mistaken for an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection), but there is no reason to fear, it is not contagious, it is actually asymptomatic, painless and harmless. Even if this is the case, our Renew Skin and Health Clinic recognizes angiokeratoma as a bothersome cosmetic issue and we strive to help our patients regain their self-confidence and sexual appetite.
What our highly qualified specialists at the Renew Skin and Health Clinic want you to know is that there are five types of angiokeratoma, like Sporadic angiokeratomas, which develops on the lower extremities and in 40-yer-old individuals; Angiokeratomas of Mibelli (AKM) which is a rare disease that develops on the knees, elbows and on the back of the hands in children and young adults; Angiokeratoma circumscriptum, a cluster of lesions on the legs or trunk that tends to change their color and size over time; Angiokeratoma corporis diffusum or Fabry syndrome, which is a rare genetically inherited disorder, caused by enzyme deficiency, developing on the lower trunk and groin area. This is a far more serious medical issue then the others, affecting mostly men, having symptoms such as fever and pain in the hands and feet. Treatment is a must because it can cause kidney or heart failure, corneal opacities, arthritis, colitis and other health issues; and Angiokeratoma of Fordyce (not Fordyce Spots) is common in both genders on the scrotum, respectively the vulvar area. They are specific to people over 40 and are asymptomatic.
Over the years we have found that one of the most effective private treatments we can offer for angiokeratoma removal is the CO2 laser therapy. Our Renew Skin and Health Clinic medical staff will offer a competent clinical examination in order to determine the exact type of angiokeratoma you present, if Fabry’s syndrome is suspected, a skin biopsy and further laboratory tests may be performed.
The angiokeratoma removal CO 2 laser treatment has proven itself to be more efficient than cryotherapy and surgical excision, because it is a non-invasive procedure which is performed fairly fast, requiring one or two sessions for complete removal and promotes one of the best aesthetic outcomes for this particular condition. It is painless because we use a topical anesthetic to ensure that no discomfort or pain is felt during the procedure. The side effects of the CO2 laser treatment for angiokeratoma removal are minimal and involve scarring, hypo or hyperpigmentation or angiokeratoma recurrence, but it does not produce extreme disfiguring results as other procedures and our specialists will reduce these potential complications to a minimum.
Don’t hesitate to contact our Renew Skin and Health Clinic Head Office in order to schedule an appointment with our doctor specialist and benefit from this incredible CO2 laser treatment for angiokeratoma removal. You can freely contact us if you have any more questions regarding the genital skin condition condition or the Co2 laser procedure for angiokeratoma removal.