Types Of Birthmarks & Its Treatment


As the name suggests the birthmarks are simply the blemishes and brownish spots that appear on the body at the time of the birth. It is important to understand that not all the birthmarks are harmful.

But if you think that a birthmark hampers your beauty appeal, you can get a cosmetic surgery for its removal.

Broadly the birthmarks can be put into two categories:

a)      Pigmented birthmarks

b)      Vascular birthmarks

The pigmented birthmarks are the overgrown cells while the other one is due to the incorrect formation of the blood vessels. We will throw some more light on these two categories.

The Pigmented birthmarks can further be classified as:

1.      Café-Au-Lait Spots, these are the common coffee colored spots.

2.      Mongolian Spots, bluish-gray patches on the lower back or buttock.

3.      Moles can be flat or raised black in appearance. Sometimes, moles can develop into cancer.

Similarly, the Vascular Birthmarks are further categorised as under:

1.      Port Wine Stains which look like wine are spilled on the area around the neck, face arms or legs. They generally darken with the age.

2.      Macular Stains which are faint red marks around forehead, eyelids, nose or the upper lip.

3.      Haemangiomas that can occur either below or above the skin’s surface.

After knowing what actually the birthmarks are, you should also know the ways to treat them. There are a few treating methods that can be taken only after the consultation with Skinaa dermatologist.

Here are the ways to treat the birthmarks:

  1. Cryosurgery: With the help of the cryosurgery the dermatologist can destroy the affected skin tissue.
  2. Electrodesiccation: The birthmark tissue can be broken down by dehydration with the help of high-frequency electric current.
  3. Surgery: The surgical application can remove the birthmark with almost no scars at the place.
  4. Laser Surgery: A high-intensity light beam can treat the birthmarks removing it from the skin surface.

Birthmarks appear during the fetal development. They may be small and do not produce any health problems.

In the common language, these birthmarks are called as angel’s kiss or beauty marks.

The birthmarks do not need any treatment until it interferes with your beauty appeal and self-satisfaction. The sizes of the birthmark vary from person to person and is a sign of accumulation of melanin. But parents should take care of the birthmarks in their infants, according to disorders that can be inherited.

If you find any unreasonable change in the birthmark, it is best advised that you visit the Skinaa Clinic or can contact @ 9649219219 for further investigation.