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.

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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?

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...
Pick your defect. Laser removal is often the best approach to some of these marks that allows a normal appearance to the overlying skin.Repeated treatments may be necessary to get the best outcome. Depending on the size of the defect, surgery could also remove the area, but would always leave a scar in the area. Arrange a consultation & consider your options. Read more...

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...
Sclerotherapy maybe. In addition to what dr. Balogun said, some vascular birthmarks can be treated with injection sclerotherapy. Read more...