Birthmarks and hemangiomas - the face aggressive treatment?

June 17, 2007

  • Birthmarks and hemangiomas - the face aggressive treatment?
  • Types
  • Treatment

 hemangioma birthmarks
 Birthmarks - this is a very common phenomenon. Some of them appear in newborns and after a while disappear, others may appear later in life. Most of them are harmless and do not require treatment, but in some cases, they are treated for cosmetic or medical reasons.

Birthmarks - this is a very common phenomenon. Some of them appear in newborns and after a while disappear, others may appear later in life. Most of them are harmless and do not require treatment, but in some cases, they are treated for cosmetic or medical reasons.


The types of birthmarks

  • Simple nevus

It is the most common type of birthmark Birthmarks: what do they say?  Birthmarks: what do they say?
   - These spots are about half of newborns. This flat red spots of irregular shape, usually located on the back of the neck, the upper eyelids and in the middle of the forehead. In most cases, birthmarks disappear after a while, but in some people they persist throughout life.

  • Capillary hemangiomas

On average, one in ten children in the first month of life there is a capillary hemangioma. They can appear anywhere, but in six out of ten cases occur on the face or neck. At first, they look like little red spots, which gradually increased, and by the age of three to nine months, reaching its maximum size. Then, the capillary hemangioma begins to slowly decrease and disappear completely no later than seven years. Only very rarely are birthmarks remain with the person for life.

  • Flaming nevus

These birthmarks appear in three children out of a thousand. This flat red or purple spots, the shape and size of which can be very different (Mikhail Gorbachev - one of the most famous owners of the birthmark). Typically, flaming nevi appear on only one side of the body; with age, it may become bigger and darker.

  • Mongolian spot

Mongolian spot - a bluish or almost black birthmarks, which most often appear on the buttocks and lower back. These spots are particularly common in children of African, Chinese and Japanese origin. The Mongols (despite the name), these birthmarks occur much less frequently; the representatives of European nationalities, they appear very rarely. In most cases, Mongolian spots disappear before the child is five years.

  • Congenital melanocytic nevus

Erie birthmarks are large clusters of cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes produce the pigment melanin; Clusters of these cells appear darker than the rest of the skin. Color congenital melanocytic nevus varies from brown to black, depending on the natural color of human skin. They may be convex; sometimes they grow hair. Most of these birthmarks appear on the back, head and neck.



Most birthmarks do not cause their bearers of discomfort, but sometimes have to get rid of them. For example, if a capillary hemangioma Hemangiomas: benign tumor  Hemangiomas: benign tumor
   appears on the child's age, it should be treated in the first weeks of baby's life, or the birthmark may adversely affect the development of the child. You also need to remove any moles that interfere with feeding or breathing, as well as those who are in the groin or on the thighs - constant friction due to diapers potentially dangerous for moles.

In rare cases, in place of capillary hemangioma Capillary hemangioma - bad skin defect  Capillary hemangioma - bad skin defect
   the child appears ulcer, which causes pain and increases the risk of infection. In this case, you must immediately seek medical attention.

Flaming nevus, a child may be associated with nevoid amentia (Sturge-Weber syndrome). This nervous system disorders, which can lead to the development of epilepsy Epilepsy - a sacred disease  Epilepsy - a sacred disease
 , Graukomy and learning difficulties. However, this violation is very rare.

Furthermore, there is little risk that melanocytic nevus develop into cancer.



The causes of birthmarks are not yet fully clear. It is assumed that the capillary hemangioma develops because of excessively rapid growth of cells that form the inner lining of the blood vessels of the child. Approximately three of the four cases, the cause of these nevi may be a small piece of the placenta, which is attached to the body of the developing baby in early pregnancy.

Fiery nevi appear on those areas of the skin where the nerves are damaged, controlling the expansion and contraction of the capillaries. For this reason, some capillaries are expanded constantly, and the skin over them seem darker.

If you are concerned about a child appearing moles, consult a doctor. If necessary, he will appoint a special procedure for the diagnosis or refer you to other specialists.

Bepanten - User: regenerates the skin

June 29, 2011

 Bepanten - guide
 Bepanten - a drug that restores the metabolic processes in the skin and its integrity. It works gently and almost no contraindications, so is widely used for skin care of newborn babies, as well as for the healing of cracked nipples Cracked nipples - how to prepare for feeding the child?  Cracked nipples - how to prepare for feeding the child?
   in nursing mothers.

 Bepanten - User: regenerates the skin

The mechanism of action Bepanten

Bepanten (active ingredient - dexpanthenol) - a drug for external application, which is produced by the Swiss pharmaceutical Bayer as ointments, creams and lotions. Also available Bepanten Plus, which in addition to dexpanthenol contains antibacterial agent chlorhexidine dihydrochloride. Bepanten plus cream is not greasy, does not stick to the skin, suppress vital functions of bacteria, which are normally on the skin or gets on your skin as a result of wound contamination. Moreover, thanks to the cooling effect, it produces an anesthetic effect. When applied to a wound surface protects against infection, facilitating healing.

Dexpanthenol provitamin B5 or pantothenic acid derivative is in the body, it is transformed into pantothenic acid, and is involved in metabolic processes as a coenzyme. The result of metabolism improvement Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things  Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
   It is to stimulate the process of tissue repair. The mechanism of action of pantothenic acid based on the normalization of metabolism of the skin cells, which increases the strength of collagen fibers (they are in the middle layer of the skin and keep the skin in the form of a frame) and provides light-inflammatory effect. When tissue damage in need of pantothenic acid sharply increases, it is involved in various biochemical processes, accelerating them and thereby restoring damaged tissue. Pantothenic acid contributes to the growth of the upper layer of the skin and mucosa recovery. Bepanten softens and soothes skin irritations caused by water, soap and other hygiene products.

Bepanten and has some anti-inflammatory effects. It is available only in the form of external means, however, the properties of the drug slowly allow it to penetrate into the deeper skin layers. Bepanten cream is easily absorbed, prevents drying of the skin, the skin after it is not greasy, it becomes more elastic. This allows you to apply the cream for the daily care of infants and nursing mothers. Especially positive impact Bepanten provides for the treatment of burns. It reduces inflammation, promotes faster tissue repair, reduces pain and swelling. Bepanten excreted with urine and feces mostly unchanged.

Bepanten well-proven in the treatment of dermatitis in neonates and young infants It is indicated in a wide variety of injuries and diseases of the skin.

 Bepanten - User: regenerates the skin

Indications and contraindications for use Bepanten

The ointment and cream Bepanten apply:

  • Skin Care newborn child and the child's first months of life - prevention of diaper dermatitis (prickly heat) and diaper rash;
  • to care for the breasts of nursing mothers - prevention of fractures and abrasions nipples;
  • for the treatment of superficial wounds on the skin as abrasions, cuts and abrasions;
  • microtraumas for treating the skin that can be seen only upon stimulation of the skin in this area, however, they are gated to infection;
  • for the treatment of cervical erosion - a cream or ointment is administered swabs How to use sanitary pad - basic precautions  How to use sanitary pad - basic precautions
   several times a day, it contributes to the restoration of the normal epithelium in the cervix.

Cream Bepanten plus appoint:

  • the threat of falling into the small wound infection, such as abrasions, incised wounds and burns on their hands if they constantly have to do something;
  • when infected wounds, burns, frostbite - suppressed vital functions of pathogens while tissue repair;
  • when cracks and abrasions nipples in nursing mothers;
  • trophic ulcers and bedsores;
  • in the complex treatment of surgical wounds to prevent and treat infection.

Bepanten contraindicated if you are hypersensitive its components. Bepanten Plus is contraindicated for the treatment of wounds in the area of ​​the ear, with a very deep and dirty wounds (in which case it will not require primary debridement). Cream Bepanten plus can be used during pregnancy and breast- Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   feeding, but should limit the scope of its application on the skin.

Side effects and overdose when applying and Bepanten Bepanten plus not revealed, except allergic reactions.

Bepanten and Bepanten plus - effective and safe drugs that have virtually no contraindications.

Galina Romanenko

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