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I Have Red Birth Marks Is This Normal
Depends: You should see your doctor. This could depend on genetics. Some birthmarks are congenital, while other red marks may have a cause that can be treated with medications. ...Read more
Usually: Red marks such as capillary hemangiomas tend to disappear about the time the child is ready to go to school. Unless the red lesion is causing some serious problem, it is probably best to wait until that time before doing any treatment. ...Read more
Red birth mark: An infantile hemangioma is one of the most common benign tumors of infancy. For most hemangiomas, 80% of infantile hemangioma size is generally reached by 3 months of age. Usually, growth and proliferation is complete and involution commences by twelve months of age. However, involution occurs slowly over many years with a majority of infantile hemangioma regression occurring by five years. ...Read more
See Below: With strawberry hemangiomas, the lesion will increase in size, during the first year. Then they tend to regress in size and may take to 8 years of age to resolve. ...Read more
I've had a scar for 4 years now from a surgery to remove a birth mark. The scar is still red. How can I get the scar to become white and unnoticeable?
Scar: A scar is going to be different from surrounding skin. It will fade over time but it will never be the same color of the normal skin. ...Read more
Hi, my brother have dark-red birth mark all over face. Had been with him since born, now he is 26 years old, is there any way to get rid of it. Thanks.
Birth mark removal: Since the birth mark is dark red in color, it most likely is of vascular orgin, meaning it may be amendable to laser treatments. The laser targets certain chromophores in the skin, in this case hemoglobin (blood) in the skin. Usually a nd-yag or ktp-yag laser, or a pulse dye laser is used for vascular lesions. He will probably need multiple treatments. Good luck! ...Read more
No: Often birth marks are benign lesions. You basically did an excision of this area. If the lesion was getting darker or the margins are not well rounded larger than 5 mm, then a possibility of a malignant melanoma could have existed. You need to see your doctor to make sure that the area is healing well without infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have red dots on my palm. Had them for years. They don't itch or hurt in any way. Are these birth marks and can I get rid of them some how. Thanks?
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