Vascular Birthmarks Before and after pictures in Latham, NY, Patient 28927
This was a child that I initially saw in the Vascular Birthmark Clinic. She was at a point where she had a disfiguring Hemangioma of a mild to moderate degree but as with most children, once they become 3-4 years of age they start to develop a body image. A small excision was performed as an outpatient and here is Ryan as a 10 year old with virtually no trace of having had this procedure performed when she was 2 ½ years of age. We feel that earlier intervention when appropriate benefits children in a very positive way especially as they start to enter school age. There is now data to suggest that children who feel good about themselves perform better in school and these are the primary reasons that we encourage this when appropriate and when there is a high likelihood that the vascular birthmark will persist in the school years.