Birthmarks are pigmented skin areas that are usually present on a newborn’s body or develop a little while later. These appear pink, purple or red because of the underlying blood vessels. These birthmarks are different in color from the surrounding skin, so they tend to stand out. If the appearance of your birthmarks seems unappealing, then head to Perfect Skin Center for our laser birthmark removal treatments.
What are the Types of Birthmarks?
Birthmarks may be melanotic nevi, moles, port wine stains, hemangiomas, or other issues, depending on their cause of origin. Hemangiomas and port wine stains are red, and purple birthmarks occur due to blood that accumulates in an area of the skin. Salmon marks are reddish areas that are formed by the expansion of blood capillaries. Black or brown moles and cafe au lait spots are also birthmarks that may be present on the body or face since birth.
What Causes Birthmarks?
Some birthmarks such as moles get their discolored appearance because of melanin, which is a skin pigment. In other cases, birthmarks may appear red or purplish such as in port wine stains and hemangiomas due to the blood vessels that lie beneath them.
Will My Birthmark Go Away On Its Own?
Birthmarks may disappear naturally with age, but many don’t. They may even increase in size. If you have a birthmark, lasers can be effectively used for birthmark removal on different parts of the body.
Should I Get My Birthmark Removed?
You should get your birthmark removed in the following situations:
- The color or look of the birthmark makes you feel less confident and lowers your body image.
- If the birthmark is on an area of the body that is not covered by clothes, such as on the face or arms.
- If the birthmark has started to grow in size or change texture or color.
Is Birthmark Removal Safe?
Yes, it is safe and effective! It uses transitory laser light delivered under cooling to ensure a comfortable experience with minimal after-effects.
Why endure the embarrassment of a prominent birthmark? Laser birthmark removal at Perfect Skin Center could work for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Tempe.