Birthmark Symptoms and Causes

Birthmark causes

Birthmarks are various forms of malformation of the skin which are usually present at or shortly after birth.

Incidence: Very Common
○ More than 3 million US cases per year
○ Treatable by a medical professional
○ Usually self-diagnosable
○ Lab tests not usually required

Birthmarks are various forms of malformation of the skin which are usually present at or shortly after birth. On occasion however they may not show up till around puberty. Examples include Mongolian spots, benign vascular malformations, hemangiomas, or benign nevi.

Cause of birthmarks: Birthmarks occur when there's an overabundance of pigment cells in one area. Pigment cells are what give your skin its natural color.

What do birthmarks look like?

Birthmarks require a medical diagnosis: Symptoms may include lumps and bumps of various size and shape and colour, discolouration of the skin, increased or decreased hair growth. There is a wide variety.

Birthmark symptoms
Birthmark effects
Birthmark removal

Removing Birthmarks:

Self-care for birthmarks: We currently do not recommend any self-care treatments for birthmark removal. Most birthmarks are benign and may not need any treatment depending on the size and location of the lesion. Removal by a board-certified dermatologist is the best option if removal is your preference.

Our Clinical Birthmark Removals and Treatment:

Our certified medical experts are proficient in the management of skin conditions and experienced in the use of lasers and IPL devices. Birthmarks (moles) on the face can usually be removed without leaving any noticeable mark or scar with a CO2 laser. One treatment is all that’s required. The red or vascular birthmarks are removed with a different kind of laser. The treatments are gentle, safe and effective but may need multiple treatments to clear the lesion. There is no recovery time necessary for this procedure, and it is safe to use in all areas of the body including the scalp, face arms, chest, back, legs and hands. [ Learn More }

Certified Experts and Top Tier Medical Support

Our board-certified dermatologists and top-tier medical personnel can help clear up unsightly birthmarks while also evaluating optimal skin health with minimal discomfort and using state-of-the-art procedures tailored for every skin type.