Birthmarks might seem trivial to some people, but to others they are unsightly discolored patches of skin that affect appearance, self-esteem, and self-worth. With today’s technology, there is no reason to continue living with a birthmark if it bothers you. There are treatments for birthmark removal available that are easy, low cost, and may be covered under your insurance. Before deciding on whether treatment for birthmark removal is right for you, you should know all of the facts. This includes what birthmark removal is, the common treatments that are available, and why you should consider it.
Birthmarks come in a variety of types, sizes, and locations. The main types are pigmented birthmarks and vascular birthmarks. Pigmented birthmarks are colored patches such as café’ au lait spots, moles, and Mongolian spots. Vascular birthmarks are blood vessels clumped into patches on or near the skin such as hemangiomas, salmon patches, and port wine stains.
Removing these birthmarks may require different types of treatment. After reviewing the common treatments for birthmark removal below, consult with an experienced dermatologist to find out which procedure is best for you.
There are three common treatments for birthmark removal. The type of treatment selected depends on the type, size, and color of the birthmark.
If you have an unwanted birthmark, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Gangaram Ragi at Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center. Our office is located in Teaneck, New Jersey, and we can be reached at 201.836.9696.