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Tuberous

Sclerosis

Tuberous sclerosis is a genetic disorder that causes angiofibromas, red (or sometimes skin-colored) lesions located on the sides of the nose and cheeks, to appear. 

Tuberous Sclerosis

Patients with a neurocutaneous disorder called tuberous sclerosis commonly have many facial angiofibromas and may desire treatment for removal of the skin lesions and reduction of skin redness. These benign growths may negatively impact a patient’s appearance and cause emotional upset.

what are the treatment options?

The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York® is at the forefront of angiofibroma therapy and has presented innovative, safe and effective treatment for patients with angiofibromas. These treatments include ablative and non-ablative lasers, the choice of which is dependent upon the thickness and color of the growths. The laser treatments are often performed in conjunction with topical sirolimus (rapamycin).

What other treatments are there?

Other procedures for the treatment of angiofibroma include topical rapamycin, surgical excision, cryosurgery, dermabrasion, CO2 laser treatment, Vbeam Prima, 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser, ablative fractionated lasers, and vascular lasers.

How do you treat tuberous sclerosis?

The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York® strives to offer a myriad of treatment options and ensures that a board-certified dermatologist supports the patient with selecting an optimal treatment. The chosen treatment is tailored to the patient’s goals, and precautions are taken to prevent angiofibroma recurrence, skin pigment changes, scarring, and infection.  
 
Most traditionally, we use Fractional Resurfacing to treat tuberous sclerosis.
 
Devices used to treat this condition:

Real Patients Before and After photos

Erbium laser to treat tuberous sclerosis and angiofibromas

Erbium laser to treat tuberous sclerosis and angiofibromas

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.
Erbium laser to treat tuberous sclerosis and angiofibromas

Erbium laser to treat tuberous sclerosis and angiofibromas

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.
Erbium laser to treat tuberous sclerosis and angiofibromas

Erbium laser to treat tuberous sclerosis and angiofibromas

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.

Tuberous Sclerosis In The News

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Two’s Company – Dr. Geronemus discusses the new Fraxel Dual laser

Solta Medical launches New FRAXEL RE:STORE® DUAL laser system

Solta Medical launches New FRAXEL RE:STORE® DUAL laser system

Tuberous Sclerosis

Questions and Answers

Q: What Causes Tuberous Sclerosis?

A: Tuberous sclerosis is caused by mutations in either the TSC1 or TSC2 gene. These genes help regulate cell growth, but mutations lead to uncontrolled growth and can result in multiple tumors throughout the body.

Q: What Are Some Symptoms of Tuberous Sclerosis?

A: Some symptoms are: 

  • Skin abnormalities
  • Cognitive disabilities 
  • Behavioral problems 
  • Kidney problems
  • Heart issues
  • Lung problems
  • Eye abnormalities

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