Can Sclerotherapy treat a blue Angioma on nose?

Hi, I am in search for the least invasive and an optimum solution to remove a 4mm benign Angioma (diagnosed by a medical dermatologist four years ago) on the right hand side of my nose. The site below mentions that "Blue vessels are generally unsuitable for light or laser treatment, " and Sclerotherapy for the blue Angiomas. Thanks in advance for your expert's opinions and advice.

Doctor Answers 5

Angioma of the lip is best treated with pulse dye laser

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Sclerotherapy is not the best option for angiomata of the lip.

H Karamanoukian MD FACS

certified vein specialist from ABVLM

Sclerotherapy vs. PDL for an angioma

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Sclerotherapy may not be the best option. I would suggest pulsed dye laser to remove the angioma. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Nose angioma.

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The best treatment for a nose angioma would be a topical laser.  I use the dornier 940 diode.

John Landi, MD
Naples General Surgeon

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Thank you for your question. Angiomas can be treated with a pulse dye laser, such as the Vbeam. If the vessels are very deep and blue than the the Nd YAG 1064 or Alexandrite laser can be used. I would recommend you make an appointment with a board certified dermatologist who specializing in laser treatments for an evaluation and treatment protocol. 

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The best treatment is a vascular laser and sometimes you can use needle desiccation.  The most important thing is that you see a physician with experience for treatment and who is well trained in lasers.  Best, Dr. Emer.

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