A birthmark is an irregular mark or blot on the skin that is present at birth or may appear in the first month after birth. Birthmarks can be of any size, shape and colour. Dr. Shumaila has treated some people having small and un-robust birthmarks and many with large and noticeable ones.
Birthmarks bring social uncomforted when they are located on part of the human body that cannot be covered. At the Dermalase, we have seen many patients come for help after being embarrassed by birthmarks on their hands, face, arms or neck. Noticeable birthmarks often lower the patient’s self-confidence and self-image.
According to Dr. Shumaila, birthmarks are usually caused by excessive enlargement of blood vessels, smooth muscle, fat deposits, melanocytes, fibroblasts, or keratinocytes. However, the exact cause or causes of birthmark is yet to be determined.
There are basically two types of birthmarks: Pigmented birthmarks and vascular birthmarks. Pigmented birthmark is a result of surplus skin pigment cells and mongolian spots while vascular birthmark (red birthmark) is a product of enlarged blood vessel and includes salmon patches.
Some birthmarks may go away completely and naturally with the passage of time, but others may not and may even enlarge with the increase in age.
No matter what type of birthmark you are having, the innovations in laser technology offers easy, safe, timeless and effective treatment alternatives. At the Dermalase, Dr. Shumaila can improve the look of birthmarks to decrease the affect they have on your day to day life and self-esteem.
If you want to get rid of your birthmark, schedule a consultation session with our lead dermatologist Dr. Shumaila today.