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Easy Way To Get Rid Of My Cafe Au Lait Birthmark
The face is: A delicate area. Most anything that is concerning on the face are usually handled by plastic surgeons. Dermatologist can too. Please consult either one and they will explain the procedure. ...Read more
How to remove cafe au lait birthmark for new born baby? Its light brown color in her cheek. Is there any home remedy or treatment to lighten the color
Treatment worse: The only treatment that would remove the mark would be surgical removal of the skin involved. If done, a significant scarring would result. Use of simple concealers would be adequate if this bothers her growing up. By that time some less invasive treatment might be available. ...Read more
Consuklt a dermatolo: A skin specialist (dermatologist) is the best doctor to advise you about how to take care of your moles. You should have yourself examined and follow the advice of a dermatologist as some of these moles can change into a melanoma which is a dangerous type of skin cancer. Any mole can be removed if needed. ...Read more
Depends on birthmark: Some birthmarks will fade over time & need no help while some will persist a lifetime unless surgically removed. Some can be treated by lasers & others have some response to injected medications. Consultation with your pcp, a dermatologist or plastic surgeon may be required for a full understanding of treatment options. ...Read more
Depends on type.: Some birthmarks are hidden well with makeup/foundation or concealers. There are professionals who also specialize in the best way and products to do that. Depending on the type of birthmark, laser treatments for removal may be an option. You may want to consult in person with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to find out your options. ...Read more
Varies: Birthmark is a broad term that encompasses many different types of marks. Some can be removed surgically or lightened up with lasers or other treatments. Some are so extensive and fixed in place that no treatment would be advised. Location is also quite important to the treatment choices. Your pcp can direct you to a dermatologist with experience in the area. ...Read more
Depends on birthmark: Ultimately, it depends on what the birthmark is. Birthmarks that result from pigment deposits in the skin or a collection of blood vessels are best treated using pulsed dye or similar lasers. Some vascular lesions are treated surgically and yet others will eventually resolve (small, superficial hemangiomas). Visit a center that specializes in treatment of birthmarks to discuss best options. ...Read more
Depends: By saying "dark" do you mean pigmented or red? Yes, you can treat both pigmented and vascular marks with the laser but every patient needs to have an individualized approach. Just because you "can" treat something with a laser does't mean you "should" do it. Seeing a dermatologist or plastic surgeon or maybe and ENT doctor who treats these types of things will help you find out what is best. ...Read more
Depends: There are many ways, depending on the birthmark. A pigmented birthmark without vascular involvement might be able to be treated with certain types of laser. A small birthmark could be removed with a minor surgery. Vascular birthmarks can sometimes be treated with laser, surgery, and/or sclerotherapy. Going to a center that specializes in birthmark treatment is the way to go. ...Read more
Depends: Birthmarks can be variable in their color and cause. Vascular birthmarks can respond to laser treatment but there are other options. Pigmented birthmarks carry with them the concern for malignancy (i.e. Melanoma) and should be addressed with that in mind. I would suggest you find a good dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can consult with you on the best options for you. ...Read more
Complex lesions: There are as many types of birthmarks as answers to this question. Treatment options depend on what type of birthmark you have. There are ones that are pigment, different types of vascular ones, etc. I would meet with a good dermatologist or plastic surgeon, find out what type of birthmark you have, and what options there are for removal. Be sure to ask about scars and side effects after removal. ...Read more
Removal Is Possible: Removing light birthmarks is certainly possible. I would strongly recommend seeking medical advice as most over-the-counter lotions or bleaches do not often work. In fact, those home remedies may cause skin problems. Please see a dermatologist for further information about birthmark removal. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Most white birthmarks represent areas of skin where the cells that provide pigment are lost or producing very little. A dermatologist can sometimes provide for some of these, but most will not respond to external stimulants. Cover up methods are commonly employed when these are quite noticeable. A visit with your local dermatologist can sort out those that might respond to therapy. ...Read more
Depends on variables: Depending on the type of mark, one this size is often removed surgically, with the material sent for analysis if there were any features that suggested problem. Depending on the location you might see your pcp, a surgeon, a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Sometimes a call to the office can find out. A dermatologist might remove it at an initial visit. ...Read more
No: Best to see a dermatologist who can help you with this. A cosmetologist is not going to have the background to know the best thing for your skin! Facial peels are typically some sort of acid used on the skin to remove the top layers of cells. They can have adverse results at times. ...Read more
How am I able to get rid of a white birthmark that is on my butt/back and it also kinda of looks like a cloud almost.
Hard to say: Many of these are just areas where you do not make the pigment that provides tonal quality to your skin. A surgical procedure might remove the area, but most would just ignore it. A consultation with a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon could provide more specific information. ...Read more
Time for consultatn: A visit to a cosmetic dermatologist can decide if and what your options may be. ...Read more
I have this dark birthmark on my leg, and I want to know how I could get rid of or lighten the birthmark?
Hi, my daughter 8, had a birthmark on her right lower chinbone area, which I think is port wine birthmark, any cream to apply to get rid of it? Tks
No cream; can treat: For flat areas, laser therapy can be very successful in treating this. ...Read more
Consult dermatologis: Some marks can be reduced in their intensity by a variety of treatments and some cannot. If you consult with a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon you can find what is available and whether it might benefit you. ...Read more
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