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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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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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Laser (Definition)

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