A vascular birthmark results from blood vessels that have not formed correctly. The outward symptoms of vascular birthmarks include discoloration of the skin or raised lesions. Due to inadequate facial nerve monitoring, there is up to a 50% chance of nerve damage occurring as a result of treatment in many cases. However, Dr. Greg Levitin uses an intraoperative nerve monitoring system, which has enabled him to reduce this risk to less than 1%.
At the Vascular Birthmark Center, we provide treatment options for congenital birthmarks, congenital lipomatosis, neurofibromatosis, nevus (pigmented and non-pigmented), plexiform neurofibromas and other vascular birthmarks. Dr. Levitin will carry out an expert diagnosis at our offices in a comfortable and friendly environment where questions are encouraged.
Vascular Birthmark Diagnosis
Vascular birthmarks may be present at birth or appear a few months later. Dr. Greg Levitin is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular birthmarks, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. It is important to seek a diagnosis for a birthmark, especially in childhood, as a small percentage of vascular birthmarks pose a threat to health.
The type of treatment you or your child receives from the Vascular Birthmark Center will depend on the type of vascular birthmark, its size and where it is located. Dr. Levitin will always seek to use medical treatments in place of laser therapy or surgical options when appropriate. However, the Vascular Birthmark Center is also committed to ensuring that our patients receive the fastest track to effective treatment, so a full diagnosis is carried out in all cases in order to determine the correct care option for you.
- Congenital Birthmarks
- Congenital Lipomatosis
- Nevus (Pigmented and Non-pigmented)
- Plexiform Neurofibromas
Laser therapy is a technique that uses a number of lasers, calibrated to different wavelengths, to achieve a desired result. While laser therapy primarily addresses the visible discoloration of vascular birthmarks, Dr. Greg Levitin employs a large range of lasers which allow him to treat a broader range of vascular birthmarks effectively without the need for surgery.
Although surgery is considered the last option, Dr. Greg Levitin’s experience, methods and qualifications mean there is a less than 1% chance of nerve damage resulting from treatment. Children as young as 6 months may be considered for surgery at the Vascular Birthmark Center, depending on the results of a consultation and diagnosis from Dr. Levitin. Scarring is minimal, and patients are provided with post treatment education for a quick recovery.
If you would like to know more about the vascular birthmark treatment options from the Vascular Birthmark Center, contact us today to book a consultation with Dr. Greg Levitin at his New York office. We look forward to hearing from you in the near future.