Angioma and Erythrosis
Eythrosis is frequent in the Northern hemisphere. It is essentially detected on white skins aggravating slowly and progressively along the years. Erythrosis induces a general inflammatory state of the skin and homogeneous red marks in the face appearing first on the nose, cheekbones, but also sometimes on the forehead, the chin, the neck and in some cases on the top of the chest.
Patients often have a hard time to deal with these red marks not only because of the inesthetic effect of a ‘red face’ but also because of the discomfort caused by sudden and strong feelings of heat called ‘flush’.
These symptoms may evolve towards the extreme form of erythrosis called inflammatory rosacea caracterised by red marks, micro-pustular lesions and sometimes nose and chin tissue hypertrophy. The so-called vascular lasers, namely the Pulse Dye Laser Last Generation, Type PERFECTA by Canddela, but also the Nd YAG Long Pulsed Laser are used to treat erythrosis and inflammatory rosacea. Within 1 to 3 sessions, such lasers used separately or together, allow to treat selectively the small vessels involved in this phenomenon, without leaving marks.
Angioma, Port Wine Stains
This is a red mark. Its color ranges from pale rose to dark red, so called ‘port wine stain’. This stain comes with birth. It is distended and may take variable shapes. Often rose at the beginning, it will darken along the years. Hypertrophic nodules and beneath tissue hypertrophy may appear when the patient grows adult.
Port wine stains do not disappear along the years. It can be treated now with the Dye Pulsed Laser. Several treatments may be necessary to obtain a successful result. Due to the painful treatment, general anesthesia is often required for children.