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Can you get rid of dark birthmarks with a laser?

Can you get rid of dark birthmarks with a laser?

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

Birthmark (Definition)

A birthmark is an unusual mark or blemish anywhere on the skin ...Read more


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How can I get rid of a dark pigment/freckle or scar at home?

How can I get rid of a dark pigment/freckle or scar at home?

Have it evaluated: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a spider nevus?

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How can you get rid of a spider nevus?

Laser treatment: Spider nevus, also called spider angioma, is a blood vessel lesion. When blanched with a glass slide, we often see pulsating feeding arteriole at the center (the "body" of the spider). Cosmetically, this is successfully treated with vascular lasers. ...Read more

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What creams giving by a doc. would help with dark underarms. to get rid of the dark color?

What creams giving by a doc. would help with dark underarms. to get rid of the dark color?

Hyperpigmented skin: There is a cream called hydroxiquinone that can be used to lighten the skin. make an appointment with your family doctor or a dermatologist to evalate and treat you. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a black eye? Or the discoloration? Thank you

How to get rid of a black eye? Or the discoloration? Thank you

2 weeks: Unfortunately the black eye will take about 2 weeks to resolve. You can try to speed up the process by using a light steroid cream and off label something like preparation H which could help constrict the blood vessels but unfortunately there isn't much to do besides make up ...Read more

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Can there be a laser treatment that help get rid of freckles?

Can there be a laser treatment that help get rid of freckles?

Freckles: Freckles don't need to be treated. However they can be treated with a ndyag q switched laser. I have successfully removed 1000's of freckles from redheads with irish ancestry that don't want them. It is important to be sure they are truly freckles and not dysplastic nevi. Some people think that their dysplastic nevi ( abnormal moles) are freckles because they are flat . See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I hide or get rid of a birthmark?

How can I hide or get rid of a birthmark?

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

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How can you get rid of a birthmark?

How can you get rid of a birthmark?

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

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How can I get rid of a scar using a laser?

How can I get rid of a scar using a laser?

By having God do it: It's a common misconception that lasers can circumvent the normal eventualities and exigencies of the healing of the human body. Once a scar is created it is present ever after. The remodeling of the skin can result in one with such a fine line that the typical human can't perceive it at a conversational distance but this has more to do with the skin physiology of that individual than it does w. ...Read more

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What technique does a dermatologist use to get rid of these age spots?

What technique does a dermatologist use to get rid of these age spots?

Age spot removal: There are lots of ways to get rid of age spots. Remember that sun eposure worsens them and no matter what you do, wear sunscreen! before lasers were widely available many docs would use a series of chemical peels and prescription lightening creams. Now lasers or ipls work very well to target the excess pigment and as i like to say, "cook it". The spots get darker for a bit, then flake off. ...Read more

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Can dermabrasion get rid of freckles? I have a lot of freckles and i hate them. Will dermabrasion lessen the appearance of my freckles? .

Can dermabrasion get rid of freckles? I have a lot of freckles and i hate them. Will dermabrasion lessen the appearance of my freckles?

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Microdermabrasion : Microdermabrasion will not reduce or remove freckles. Have you considered laser treatment? Many patients have used ipl laser for freckles and noticed a dramatic reduction in their appearance. Please consult a dermatologist that specializes in this type of laser treatment. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is good to get rid of dark marks leave by scars?

What is good to get rid of dark marks leave by scars?

Not much: These are best prevented and hard to get rid of. Some creams, hydroquinone, may help. Dermabrasion can help but is tricky. Lasers may help. Avoid sun to area. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of black heads or hyper-pigmentation?

Comedone extractor: Blackheads can be removed with a comedone extractor. Gently press wire loop over blackhead to express material from pore. Don't squeeze blackheads. ...Read more

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How to get rid of some birthmarks without laser?

How to get rid of some birthmarks without laser?

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

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How can I get rid of ugly ugly scars that are blended with the skin?

How can I get rid of ugly ugly scars that are blended with the skin?

Laser: I assume by blended you mean flat. Color can be lightened in some cases by laser, texture as well. Would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of spots or blemishes?

How to get rid of spots or blemishes?

Acne Treatment: There are many over the counter options to try. In general, you need one medication to kill bacteria, like benzoyl peroxide, and a second medication to help unplug your pores, like salicylic acid. There are also many prescription treatments if these fail. Hormonal therapy can work as well, like birth control pills or spironolactone. In severe cases, Accutane is another option. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a dark burn scar?

How can I get rid of a dark burn scar?

Lasers: Depending on your skin type and the type of burn, some laser treatments can be used to lighten hyperpigmented burn scars. Some topical skin bleaching creams may also help. Otherwise, sun protection is paramount. ...Read more

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How to get rid of zit scars with laser?

How to get rid of zit scars with laser?

Resurfacing: Resurfacing or ablative lasers such as co2, fractional co2, erbium, fraxel can help with the skin texture making the indentations or depressions of acne scarring look better. The discolorations associated with acne scarring can be improved with pulsed dye, ktp, nd:yag lasers and ipl (intense pulsed light). ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples with only having bar soap to get rid of it?

This won't happen: Acne is a chronic, serious, non-lifestyle-related disease that can be managed but only with scientific rx. Even in our dysfunctional health care system, you should be able to get treated. If your parents are interfering, please talk with your school nurse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of dark birthmarks with a laser?

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

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I was born with a massive dark birthmark on my neck. Laser removal didn't remove it. Can I do plastic surgery to get rid of it ?

I was born with a massive dark birthmark on my neck. Laser removal didn't remove it. Can I do plastic surgery to get rid of it 
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Yes, possible.: It depends on the size. But yes, generally, plastic surgery can remove it. Either the skin in the neck is expanded to allow for proper closure after removal of the skin, or skin grafting is done. ...Read more

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How to get rid of some birthmarks without laser?

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

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I have this dark birthmark on my leg, and I want to know how I could get rid of or lighten the birthmark?

I have this dark birthmark on my leg, and I want to know how I could get rid of or lighten the birthmark?

Ruby laser: It sounds like a cafe au lait spots. It can be better with ruby or alexandrite laser but it tends to reoccur. But right diagnosis has to be done by dermatologist of course. ...Read more

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How can one get rid of birthmarks?

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

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How can I hide or get rid of a birthmark?

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

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How do I get rid of some of my birthmarks?

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

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How do I naturally get rid of my birthmark?

How do I naturally get rid of my birthmark?

Many options: Depending on the location and color, there are many safe and effective treatment options for birthmarks, especially vascular birthmarks such as hemangiomas and port wine stains. These include a combination of laser and surgery. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of this type of birthmark?

Birthmark: Can't help you until we have a description or picture of the birthmark. Please write back ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a birthmark at home?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a birthmark at home?

Bad Idea: Not a good idea.There is a high risk of scarring and infection if you damage the skin.Let a trained professional do it to minimize risks. ...Read more

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Easy way to get rid of my cafe au lait birthmark?

Need evaluation: You need to discuss with your doctor any family history of inherited disorders as cafe au lait birthmarks may be a marker of neurofibromatosis. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of birthmarks aside from surgery?

Birthmarks: Various lasers are being used to eliminate birthmarks, port-wine-defects, acne scars, tattoos. Have your pcp recommend a trusted dermatologist who might perform this work for you. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a birthmark?

Lots of ways: It really depends on what kind of "birthmark" you have. Surgery, laser, occasionally topical medicines and others are all possible options. You should have someone take a look to help you decide what may be best for you. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of birthmarks?

Depends: For some there are treatments, others you leave alone. Ask your regular doc at your next encounter and they can advise you based on the findings of an exam. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of birthmarks?

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How can you get rid of birthmarks?

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

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How can you get rid of a birthmark?

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

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What do I do to get rid of birthmarks?

What do I do to get rid of birthmarks?

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

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How to get rid of a birthmark entirely?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. They can explain the options to you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of this birthmark near my back?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. They can explain the options to you. ...Read more

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Does it happen that people get rid of light birthmarks?

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

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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more