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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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Birthmark (Definition)

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


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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

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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 can one get rid of birthmarks?

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?

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?

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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Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of white birthmarks?

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

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Laser (Definition)

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