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Birth Mark Reduction

Birth Mark Reduction
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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.

 

  • Laser therapy fragments the birthmark by pulsing a laser beam on the skin. The fragmented birthmark is removed by the skin’s immune system.
  • Depending on the extent of the birth mark, up to 10 sessions of laser therapy might be required. Each session is generally at four to eight week intervals.
  • In each session, the lasers penetrate deeper, leaving the birthmark lighter.
  • Immediately after the surgery you are likely to have red and puffy skin. however this subsides within a few hours.
  • You will immediately notice that your birth mark is lighter.
  • Avoid the sun exposure for 4-6 weeks after treatment.

You are a suitable candidate for birth mark reduction if

  • You have birth marks such as port wine stains or vascular lesions

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Frequently Asked questions

How is birth mark reduction with laser done?

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.

How long do I have to be in the hospital?

You can return home immediately after the procedure.

Does the procedure hurt?

You will feel a small sting like sensations similar to rubber band snap when lasers are pulsed on the skin.

What results can I expect?

Your birth mark will have either lightened considerably or disappeared all together.

Will I have scars?

You might notice darker skin following treatment, but it will generally return to normal within a few days.

What are the expected risks?

You may experience redness, scabs and mild swelling after the treatment.

How much does the procedure cost?

You doctor will be able to give you an estimate after examining your skin and the extent of the birth mark.