When You've Outgrown that Birthmark
There are many kinds of birthmarks, such as purple or red port-wine stains, which are present at birth and don’t disappear with age. Babies can develop red, raised spots just after birth, called a strawberry hemangioma; these often go away on their own within a few years. Brown birthmarks which appear on the surface, can originate deep within the skin. It is best to consult with your Advanced Dermatology expert to determine your best course of action when considering birthmark removal.
A wide variety of birthmarks may effectively be treated with laser therapy. The powerful beam from the laser targets the birthmark without damaging surrounding skin. This minimally-invasive procedure causes the treated area to be slightly darker after treatment. It can take several weeks to see changes, and a series of treatments may be required to achieve your goal.