What is it?
A birthmark is a congenital, benign irregularity on the skin which is present at birth or appears shortly after birth, usually in the first month. They can occur anywhere on the skin. Birthmarks are caused by overgrowth of blood vessels, melanocytes, smooth muscle, fat, fibroblasts, or keratinocytes. Though most birthmarks are benign and do not require treatment, they are usually removed for cosmetic reasons.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
At Revita Skin Clinic, we use electrocautery and laser to safely and effectively remove birth marks. During the treatment, the treated area will be numbed with topical anesthetic which makes the process easy and painless.
IPL and Laser - usually used for removing flat birthmarks. IPL and laser birthmark removal may need multiple sessions in order to make the birthmark invisible. The pulsed light or laser beam is selectively absorbed by the pigment or vessels of the lesions, which is then destroyed or shed away. It is normal for the birth mark to turn darker and then start to shed away.
Electrocautery Birthmark Removal - can be used to burn raised birthmark off. It reaches only the outermost layers of the skin, therefor scarring is not an issue. There may be some slight bruising or whitening at the treated area, which is temporary as expected.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The number of treatments depend on the birth mark being treated. We recommend you come in for a complimentary consultation that way our specialist can recommend the proper treatment for you.