Birthmarks

Birthmark treatment can diminish the signs of birthmarks for a more even skin tone.

Spots that appear on the skin at birth, or shortly thereafter are called birthmarks. They can be small or large; red, purple, brown or black. Pigmented birthmarks, which are caused by areas of excess pigmentation in the skin, include moles, Mongolian spots, and café-au-lait spots. Vascular birthmarks are referred to as port-wine stains, salmon-colored patches, macular stains, or hemangiomas (strawberry birthmarks). They result from an increased number of blood vessels in the skin.

Birthmarks are generally not a health hazard and usually do not require treatment. However, if they are quite noticeable, they may cause self-consciousness or loss of self-esteem. If a birthmark cannot be camouflaged with cosmetics, talk with your dermatologist about the possibility of removing it. Birthmarks can be treated in a number of ways, including surgery, laser therapy and other medical procedures.

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If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dermatologists, please contact us today.

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