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No: Most flat birthmarks are either flame nevi it pigmented nevi. They usually lighten up with age. No topical treatment is needed. Hemangiomas are another type of birthmark. They look like strawberry spots and they too will decrease in size as children age. Large ones have a vascular component and can require treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Birthmarks are usually caused by increased or decreased pigmentation, or by increased blood vessel formation. It is highly unlikely that topical creams will be potent enough to completely remove a birthmark. Laser therapy is available for this purpose, and may be effective for certain types of beauty/birth marks, if removal is desired. ...Read more
Hi I have a daughter she has a brown birthmark on her left cheek I was wondering if there is a cream that she can use so the birthmark disappears?
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
I have brown skin and I have a dark brown cafe au lait birthmark on my forehead, can I use bleaching cream to remove it.
It won't go away: Make peace with it and be proud of who you are. Nobody is perfect after all. ...Read more
I have a small black birthmark on my nose tip. can i use a betamethasone 0.5% cream or any other skin thinners to remove it? is it harmful or not?
5 week old has 3 small strawberry heamogenia birthmarks. Was told i could use hydrocortisone cream to help them fade by ped. Does this really help?
I don't think so: I don't think the Hydrocortisone cream will really do anything about the strawberry hemangiomas. They usually develop gradually and grow in size and redness. Then they will gradually fade and shrink. Most of them will disappear (or nearly so) by 2 years old. They only require treatment if they are causing an obstruction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies.: Whether or not a “birthmark" should be removed at all depends on the specifics of the birthmark. The appropriate age for removal, if necessary, will also vary depending on the specifics. Therefore, hard to answer your question precisely; best answered by your pediatrician and/or dermatologist. ...Read more
Depends on type: Depends on type of birthmark and laser. YAG lasers can vary slightly on their targets. Birthmarks can be reddish or purple vascular type lesions or pigmented mole type lesions. Vascular lesions seem to do well with my YAG (non-Q) laser and laser pigmented lesions need excision. If you doctor has experience and can show you their photos of similar lesions they have treated should be fine. ...Read more
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