Birthmarks are congenital abnormalities of the skin. Vascular birthmarks are of two types; port wine stains which are flat capillary hemangiomas and large raised vascular growths or hemangiom.
Port wine stains last a life time, they are flat, pink, red or purplish discolorations, found mostly on the face, neck, arms or legs. These stains grow with age and may become thick with small ridges.
Vascular lesions appear shortly after birth and are composed of proliferating endothelium tissue. Types of vascular lesions are Strawberry hemangiomas, Cavernous hemangiomas, Mixed hemangiomas. These lesions usually go away by themselves by the age of 9.
At Divine Proportions, we offer the latest laser treatments to reduce all types of birth marks.
You are a suitable candidate for birth mark reduction if
Laser therapy for birth mark reduction involves pulsing laser beams on the skin. The lasers penetrate the skin and fragment the birthmark; these fragments are removed by the skin’s immune system.
You can return home immediately after the procedure.
You will feel a small sting like sensations similar to rubber band snap when lasers are pulsed on the skin.
Your birth mark will have either lightened considerably or disappeared all together.
You might notice darker skin following treatment, but it will generally return to normal within a few days.
You may experience redness, scabs and mild swelling after the treatment.
You doctor will be able to give you an estimate after examining your skin and the extent of the birth mark.