Birthmark Removal effectively with laser treatment
Birthmarks are skin spots, which are present at birth or appear soon after birth. These range in different colors, shapes, and sizes. Some Birthmarks are only colorations of the surface of the skin and others which rise above the surface of the skin or extend into the tissues under the skin.
It has a variety of causes, including an unusual grouping of blood vessels or a localized excess of the Pigmentation that gives skin its color.
Types of Birthmarks
Pigmentation-type birthmarks- It includes various types of birthmarks including moles, Coffee-cream spots, and Mongolian spots. Mole is a nonspecific term for nevus, which is a skin spot with pigmentation. While most moles pose no health risks, some large nevi may have harmful effects later on during one’s life. Coffee-cream spots cause by too much pigment in the skin. They do not fade away but do not require treatment. Mongolian spots are flat, slate blue-grey patches commonly observe in children. These birthmarks usually disappear when children reach school age.
Macular stains (salmon patches)– These are very thin, light pink, flat patches of discoloration. These are usually found on babies, either on the back of their neck or their upper eyelids. Most of the salmon patches on the eyelids disappear during the child’s first year, while most of the ones found on the neck do not.
Vascular malformations– These are due to abnormal development of blood vessels and are almost always present from birth. Port-wine stains, a very common birthmark, are a type of vascular malformation and can be anywhere on the body. These can be identified as flat birthmarks that are pink-red at birth and darken to a red-purple color after several years. Port-wine stains do not fade or go away. These birthmarks may be a concern if they are on the face above or around the eye because they may cause eye and brain problems.
Hemangiomas– These are lesions that develop on infants within a couple of weeks after birth. These are caused by many tiny blood vessels that are bunched together and can grow quite rapidly during the child’s first six to nine months. These are the reason for most common tumors in babies and usually, develop around the head and neck. Some hemangioma will grow on internal organs, like the stomach, liver, intestines, or kidneys. It can be identified with discolorations in the skin. Some disappear within a few months after birth, while most take years before they disappear or fade. Please consult with a physician about these conditions.
Birthmark Removal Treatments
Different surgical and non-surgical procedures can remove Birthmarks.
Nowadays, doctors mostly use a laser. It transmits light through the layers of the skin to heat the vessels below the skin which cause lesions. It transmits light at regular intervals so that the effect will be on the particular area or not on the adjacent tissues. The duration, a number of sessions and treatments will depend on the location, size, and extent of the birthmark. The advantage is that it leaves no marks. It is useful where the marks are close to the surface of the skin. This procedure can either eliminate the birthmark completely or prevent it from further growth.
This method is used when other non-surgical treatments have not worked.
Birthmark Removal cost
Each Birthmark is different and requires a different number of treatment sessions. It is hard to predict the exact number of sessions a person needs as it depends on the location, size, and extent of the birthmark. In general cost of Birthmark Removal varies from $100 to $600 per treatment session depending on other factors and one geographic area to another.