from @bedahplastik with @regram.app
What is a haemangioma?
Oftenly nIcknamed as ‘strawberry patches’ or ‘strawberry spots’, haemangiomas are seen in up to 10% of newborns . They appear as red marks that start to show in the initial weeks of life caused by an overgrowth of blood vessels under the skin.
As babies with haemangiomas grow, their haemangiomas grow bigger and raised up to a certain time point (usually at the 12th month), then slowly regreasing and reducing their size. Yes, haemangiomas will later fade away completely without therapeutical intervention; they may be completely vanished by 10 years of age.
But most parents hate to sit still doing nothing. My study proved administration of 10 miligrams of oral propranolol twice daily, accelerate the regression and reduction of haemangioma lesions —as you may see one of our clients in this photograph: the boy started oral propranolol therapy at the age of 4 m.o and had 100% regression 11 months later. It took less than a year —compared to years of waiting for spontaneous regresiion.
Parents should seek medical advice to us —plastic surgeons— if the haemangioma is over your baby’s eyes, nose, lips or genitals to prevent complications.