Angiofibromas Treatment in Houston
If you have been diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis and you are seeking treatment for facial angiofibromas, the Board-Certified Dermatologists at Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Houston can help. Our Houston dermatologists offer a variety of treatment options for angiofibromas.
What is Tuberous Sclerosis?
Tuberous sclerosis, sometimes called TSC, is a genetic disease that is relatively rare, but affects up to 40,000 people in the U.S.1 Tuberous sclerosis can impact the skin and cause reddish spots or bumps on the nose and cheeks, which appear in a butterfly pattern. Also known as facial angiofibromas, this consists of blood vessels and tissue that can begin to show during childhood, and can often be socially embarrassing for patients.
Treatment of Tuberous Sclerosis
Treatment of facial angiofibromas at the Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center typically consists of either pinpoint electrosurgery, pulsed-dye laser treatment and ablative fractional resurfacing. The goal for each treatment method is to lessen the appearance of angiofibromas associated with tuberous sclerosis. Dr. Paul Friedman can help you achieve an improved aesthetic appearance by evening out skin tone, reducing the redness or removing the bumps altogether. We commonly prescribe targeted topical therapy to help reduce recurrence of these lesions. As facial angiofibromas secondary to tuberous sclerosis present differently with each patient, our dermatologist will create an individualized treatment plan to properly address your aesthetic goals.
1 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. National Institutes of Health. Tuberous Sclerosis Fact Sheet. Available: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Tuberous-Sclerosis-Fact-Sheet#3220_6 Accessed April 30, 2020.