Approximately five percent of people have birthmarks, which are pigmentations that occur on the skin at birth or shortly after. They are harmless, but they will not go away on their own. Although most birthmarks are small and occur on inconspicuous areas of the body, others appear on the face, arms, or legs, and cause patients to feel self-conscious about their appearance. When patients are dealing with birthmarks and want to make them less noticeable, they can consider birthmark removal. While some physicians may suggest surgical excision with plastic surgeons in the Deerfield Beach area, there is another way to lighten birthmarks.
Laser dermatology allows patients to lighten the appearance of birthmarks such as coffee-and-cream birthmarks, port wine stains, and hemangiomas. A laser device is used to target the pigmentation of the skin and lighten it, evening the skin tone, and making the discoloration less noticeable. It might take more than one treatment for this to occur, depending on the size and severity of the birthmark.
Our doctors see patients regularly who want to find a way to reduce or eliminate birthmarks from noticeable areas of the body. We are committed to helping them find a way to address their concerns safely and effectively. Using laser technology, many patients can experience a less invasive way of removing birthmarks without the need for general anesthesia and surgery. Excision carries a number of risks, including scarring and infection, while laser therapy requires no recovery time.
While there are other methods of covering prominent birthmarks, such as special cosmetic makeup meant to address hyperpigmentation, many patients want a permanent, effective way to remove their birthmark without having to worry about camouflaging it. This is where laser dermatology can help!
To determine if laser therapy is right for removing your birthmark, contact Dr. Marta Rendon of the Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine in the Deerfield Beach area to learn about the methods used for birthmark removal. Our team is excited to help restore the confidence and appearance for patients who have struggled with noticeable, unsightly birthmarks on prominent areas of the body, and enjoy using laser treatments in our state-of-the-art practice.