What are hemangiomas?
A hemangioma is a benign tumor of immature capillary blood vessels.
In rare cases, these hemangiomas already exist at birth, but more often they develop in the first days and weeks after birth. Hemangiomas develop when blood vessels are newly formed and proliferate in the process.
Their exact cause is not known. Genetic factors probably play a role. Senile hemangiomas occur more frequently during the aging process, which points to the factor of metabolic regulation.
Larger hemangiomas can be ruptured in some parts of the body, such as back (bra clasp), abdomen (waistband of pants), or even when shaving the face or legs, and this can cause severe bleeding.
Facts about hemangiomas:
- Small red spots on the body that multiply throughout life.
- From a medical point of view, they are usually harmless, but they often pose a cosmetic problem for the person affected
Conventional methods of hemangioma treatment:
- Cold therapy (cryotherapy)
- Laser therapy
- Drug treatment with propranolol
- Surgical intervention
If hemangiomas are removed surgically, they may develop:
- Formation of blisters or crusts
- Pigmentation change
- Skin thinning
Laser treatment may cause
- Hypo- and hyperpigmentation
- Unwanted hair loss
During the cryotreatment may occur:
- Burn pain
- Chemical burn
Trichloroacetic acid treatment may cause:
Treatment with the phlebolyser:
The most comfortable way of treatment. The hemangioma is punctured by the targeted application of radiofrequency and electrolysis, and the blood supply is thereby obliterated. The healthy skin cell is not damaged in this process. The physical process of obliteration occurs in the vessel, as the enriched water molecules in the blood are made to vibrate. They heat up and denautorize the vessel (blood sac) from the inside.
This can be done without anesthesia, as it is usually uncomfortable but not very painful. In the regression phase, small hemangiomas usually recede completely, so that nothing can be seen afterwards. The formation of scars or other side effects are not known despite many documentations of the treatment.
Important for a sustainable treatment is not only the removal of the skin disorder, but also the treatment of possible metabolic disorders that may have causally led to the skin disorder – treatment with the phlebolyser therefore does not exclude recurrences. Nevertheless, in order to obtain an accurate prognosis, a presentation to the doctor is necessary.
Advantages of phlebolyser treatment:
- no anesthesia
- scarring is not known
- gentle an low-pain method
- immediately visible reaction
- applicable on any skin
- burns are not possible because tool is cold
- no bleeding
- no risk of infection
- no stitches, no pressure bandage
- patient is not restricted in any way after treatment