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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Time for consultatn: A visit to a cosmetic dermatologist can decide if and what your options may be. ...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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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