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Will my baby’s raised birthmark go away?
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
If it is a typical hemangioma, most of the times yes! the general rule of thumb is that 90% are gone by 9 yrs of age, 70% are resolved by age 7, and 50% are gone by age 5.
So, be patient and know that most will spontaneously disappear. If it is in a worrisome location (eg. Eyelid, nasal passage, etc), your doctor may refer you to a specialist for treatment to get rid of it earlier.

In brief: Yes
If it is a typical hemangioma, most of the times yes! the general rule of thumb is that 90% are gone by 9 yrs of age, 70% are resolved by age 7, and 50% are gone by age 5.
So, be patient and know that most will spontaneously disappear. If it is in a worrisome location (eg. Eyelid, nasal passage, etc), your doctor may refer you to a specialist for treatment to get rid of it earlier.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. Stephen Hefler
Pediatrics
In brief:
The size, type and location of the the "raised" birthmark will determine the length of time it will take to go away.
Riased, red marks called "hemangiomas" look like strawberries and first grow then begin to get lighter within the first 2-3 yrs. A dark purplish mark covering one eye and part of the face called a "port wine stain" will not go away without treatment.

In brief:
The size, type and location of the the "raised" birthmark will determine the length of time it will take to go away.
Riased, red marks called "hemangiomas" look like strawberries and first grow then begin to get lighter within the first 2-3 yrs. A dark purplish mark covering one eye and part of the face called a "port wine stain" will not go away without treatment.
Dr. Stephen Hefler
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Dr. Stephen Hefler
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Most birthmarks (raised, red ones are called hemangiomas) get lighter after growing within the first two years of life; the larger size, the longer it takes to go away.
Certain raised birthmarks with cover the eye and one side of the face are the exception (called port wine stains).

In brief: Yes
Most birthmarks (raised, red ones are called hemangiomas) get lighter after growing within the first two years of life; the larger size, the longer it takes to go away.
Certain raised birthmarks with cover the eye and one side of the face are the exception (called port wine stains).
Dr. Stephen Hefler
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