Vascular Malformation Treatment
Vascular malformations are often present before birth even if they are not visible when a child is born. These are rare abnormalities in the blood vessels which can range from a minor, small formation to larger, life-threatening varieties. When a vascular malformation causes facial disfigurement or interferes with health, treatment may be required. Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center offers vascular malformation treatment at our Irving, TX, facility.
Types of Vascular Anomalies
There are many different types of vascular malformations that can affect various blood vessels in the body. The categories are based on the type of blood vessels involved, from small capillaries to larger veins in the body. Some of the types or categories of vascular anomalies include:
- Capillary malformations – these are also known as vascular birthmarks such as port wine stains
- Lymphatic and slow-flow venous malformations
- Arteriovenous fistulas (AVF)
- Fast-flow arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
Many vascular malformations are linked with certain congenital conditions such as Parkes-Weber and Klippel-Trenaunay syndromes. These malformations may not have any symptoms for years but can suddenly be present when triggered by a health condition.
Removal of Vascular Malformations
There is not a cure for vascular malformations but there are treatments and removal options. For noticeable surface vascular malformations like port wine stains, laser treatments are the most commonly used treatments. The small capillaries and blood vessels that create noticeable birthmarks on the skin can be removed with light energy to improve the appearance. Several laser treatments are usually needed to remove a vascular malformation.
Treatment for vascular malformations can be complex, and in some cases, may require surgery. Dr. Stefan Shuaib is a highly respected facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who offers vascular malformation treatment. His expertise is valuable for removing vascular anomalies that can cause functional and aesthetic issues for his patients. Dr. Shuaib is double board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and in Head and Neck Surgery.
If you are concerned about vascular malformations on yourself or a child, contact our team at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Irving, TX, office to book your appointment. We can schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Stefan Shuaib to discuss treatment options.