Birth marks do not always cause problems for those who have them; some may be small enough or pale enough to conceal easily or to not require any camouflage at all, others may be hidden away in inconspicuous areas.
For some people, however, their birth marks cause them considerable difficulties and leave them distressed and self-conscious. In cases such as this, there are a couple of options available to help to cope with effects of a noticeable birthmark:
• Camouflage using specialist make-up. Make-up containing high concentrations of pigments can provide adequate cover in order to conceal birth marks. It is important to learn the application techniques so as to offer the best camouflage possible. This option provides a suitable solution for many people with unwanted birthmarks, although some may find it a rather tricky and time-consuming task.
• Birth mark removal using Intense Pulsed Light. This type of treatment offers an effective way to cause birthmarks to fade from view without having to go under the surgeon’s knife. The light energy is absorbed by the pigments in the skin or the blood in vessels, depending on the type of birthmark, causing the pigments to fragment or the vessels to disintegrate.