Infantile Hemangioma

This information is useful for children
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Nearly 20 years' experience caring for infants and children with hemangiomas and vascular anomalies.
  • Our dermatologists are deeply rooted in science and research.
  • We are the largest provider of specialized dermatologic care in the region.

Some babies are born with a type of birthmark called an infantile hemangioma. This is a growth formed by collections of extra blood vessels in the skin and is considered among the most common vascular birthmark. 

Anywhere from five percent to 10 percent of infants will have an infantile hemangioma, and sometimes babies are born with more than one. Their specific cause is unknown, but they tend to be more common in girls, in premature babies, and in twins and triplets.

At Yale Medicine for nearly 20 years, our experts in pediatric vascular anomalies have been caring for infants and children with hemangiomas and other vascular birthmarks, while educating their parents, caregivers and primary medical providers.