Is your birthmark affecting your career?
Is your birthmark letting your confidence down?
If your answer is yes, you have come to the right place. Read further to know about the birthmarks and how you can manage them.
Birthmarks are abnormalities (such as colored marks) of your skin that are present since your birth or soon after your birth. Birthmarks can fade with time or become more pronounced but they are usually harmless. They can be of various colors, sizes and can occur anywhere on your body.
There is no definite cause as to what causes birthmarks. Your family history could play a role in the development of birthmarks. Your genes decide the amount and the location of pigmentation in your skin. Any genetic changes or predisposition can alter the pigmentation process and result in a birthmark.
Birthmarks can be of two types — red and pigmented birthmarks.
A professional, well-qualified and experienced dermatologist can identify a birthmark through a physical examination. Your dermatologist may suggest a biopsy, in some cases, to determine the kind and severity of your birthmark.
To rule out other skin pigment diseases such as vitiligo, a Wood’s light examination is performed. The process is done in a dark environment and involves the use of light to brighten specific regions of your skin.
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Your birthmark generally does not require removal. But sometimes their shape, size, and location are very esthetically problematic, which requires their removal. Your birthmark may also grow and result in skin cancer in a few cases. Therefore it is better to get them removed rather than waiting for them to be problematic.
Your dermatologist can suggest or perform any one or combination of the following therapies to remove your birthmark:
Your dermatologist can assist you in determining the cause of your birthmark and developing a treatment plan that is right for you. That one visit could make a significant difference in your quality of life for years to come.
If you and your dermatologist agree that procedure is the best choice for you, your dermatologist will devise a tailor-made treatment plan exclusively for you. Your dermatologist will consider a variety of factors when developing this plan, including birthmark size, location, etc. If you have taken any kind of previous treatment for the birthmark, be sure to tell your dermatologist about that before the treatment begins.
The cost of getting your birthmark removed depends on the type and severity of the skin condition you have and if additionally PRP is needed for the faster and better healing of the skin condition. Single session costs can vary from Rs.15,000 to 30,000, depending on what is being treated.
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If you are wondering which treatment works best for your birthmark removal, a dermatologist can assist you in making that decision as their in-depth medical knowledge could help in determining which procedure would give promising results. With all procedures, side effects are possible. In the skilled hands of a board-certified dermatologist, side effects tend to be minor and temporary.
Dr. Shweta is one of the most renowned names in cosmetic treatment in Mumbai serving thousands & thousands of patients happily, including Bollywood celebrities and many patients from out of the country. Removing birthmarks requires deep medical knowledge and years of experience as these lesions look similar to lots of other conditions. Dr. Shewta’s credentials are your best option for getting a correct diagnosis followed by a customized treatment plan.
As you have read, there are lots of options for removing birthmarks. Different faces need a different set of options and only a well-seasoned doctor could identify what set of treatments could work for you. She has expertise in solving the issue of skin, especially the birthmark problem, that needs cosmetic attention. She has extensive experience and expertise in performing cosmetic procedures like laser therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, CO2 laser, and many more with delivering optimum results with 110% patient satisfaction every single time.
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Q: Can a birthmark be removed?
A: Birthmarks can be removed if it is growing or aesthetically not pleasing. Birthmark removal is normally done on an outpatient basis and so there is no need for getting admitted to the hospital.
Q: How much does birthmark removal cost?
A: The cost of birthmark removal will depend on what procedure is done for removing it. There are other factors also that influence the birthmark removal cost. They are:
Q: Can a brown birthmark be removed?
A: Treatment for brown birthmarks is determined by the size, type, and location of the birthmark on the body. Some birthmarks are surgically excised, which removes the birthmark completely but leaves a scar.
Q: Can Lemon remove birthmarks?
A: Lemon can lighten your birthmark in some cases but can not remove it. Apply a few drops of lemon juice to your birthmark, leave it for at least 20 minutes, then wash it off with warm water and pat your skin dry. Repeat this procedure at least three times per day until your birthmark is gone.
Q: Do birthmarks darken with age?
A: They usually appear between one and four weeks of age, then grow – sometimes quickly – for a few months. They stop growing between the ages of six and twelve months and then gradually fade away over the next few years.
Q: What do brown birthmarks mean?
A: Birthmarks can be passed down through families. Some marks may resemble those on other family members, but the majority do not. An overgrowth of blood vessels causes red birthmarks. Pigment cells (melanocytes) cause blue or brown birthmarks.
Q: What causes birthmarks?
A: Birthmarks are typically caused by an overgrowth of a structure that is naturally present in your skin. Vascular birthmarks occur when your blood vessels do not form properly. Pigmented birthmarks are caused by an overgrowth of the cells in your skin that produce pigment (color).
Q: Is laser birthmark removal painful?
A: Laser birthmark removal is a completely painless procedure that requires no anesthetic. There will be no pain or discomfort, just a slight tingling sensation. Laser treatment can significantly reduce the dark tones of your birthmarks, coffee-cream birthmarks, and even completely even out the tone of your original birthmark.
Q: How do you cover a brown birthmark?
A: You can use makeup products to cover your brown birthmark. Select a color-correcting concealer or primer that will mask the appearance of your birthmark. On reddish marks, use a green concealer, on purple or blue marks, a yellow concealer, and on brown or tan marks, a purple or lavender concealer.
Q: How do you cover up a birthmark?
A: Try using makeup to cover up your birthmark. You can choose an appropriate color corrector that can neutralize the color of your birthmark. Select a green concealer for red birthmarks, yellow for blue birthmarks, and purple for brown birthmarks.
Q: Are birthmarks Genetic?
A: Some birthmarks are inherited and run in families, but the majority are not. Some are caused by gene mutations on rare occasions. Some babies born with port-wine stains, for example, have a rare condition known as Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome.
Q: What is the rarest birthmark color?
A: Port-wine stain birthmarks are the most uncommon (less than 1% of people are born with them) and are caused by capillaries in the skin that are wider than they should be.
Q: Do birthmarks grow hair?
A: Birthmarks that babies are born with, or develop soon after birth may have hair growing out of them. Any hair that grows out of a mole can be darker and coarser—and even grow faster than the rest of your body hair.
Q: Do birthmarks grow?
A: The color, size, appearance, and shape of birthmarks vary. Some are permanent and will grow in size over time. Others completely vanish.
Q: Can birthmarks be cancerous?
A: Most birthmarks are harmless and do not pose a cancer risk. A very rare type, known as a giant congenital melanocytic nevus, can develop into melanoma (become cancerous) if it is larger than 20cm in diameter.
Q: When should I worry about a birthmark?
A: You should decide about removing your birthmark when your normal activity is hampered by the birthmark; the birthmark bleeds or exhibits other distressing symptoms, or the birthmark causes you to be self-conscious about your appearance.
Q: What happens if you take off a birthmark?
A: You should not remove your birthmark by yourself. Cutting off any growth raises your risk of infection, particularly if the tool you use is not properly sanitized. You can also leave a permanent scar where the mole was previously. Another risk of removing a mole yourself is not knowing if the mole is cancerous.
Q: How long does it take to remove a birthmark?
A: To achieve the best results, a series of outpatient treatments may be required. Laser birthmark removal is virtually painless and does not usually necessitate an anesthetic. Depending on the size and pigmentation of the birthmark, treatment can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.
Q: Can you bleach a birthmark?
A: Not all birthmarks can be bleached. Skin lightening, also known as skin bleaching, is a cosmetic procedure used to lighten dark spots on the skin or to achieve a more even skin tone. It’s typically used to mask blemishes like birthmarks and dark patches (melasma).