How We Remove Cafe Au Lait Birthmarks

Posted on 22 Jul, 2023

Here at The Laser Treatment Clinic, we specialise in expertly removing a number of skin concerns through our advanced laser treatment options. One of our most popular removals are cafe au lait birthmarks. These birthmarks are very common and completely harmless. Cafe au lait birthmarks are patches of hyperpigmented skin that can either be completely flat or slightly raised. They are congenital, which means they appear at birth and last your entire lifetime. These permanent birthmarks can range in size too, with some spanning across a large area, whereas some can be very small and hardly noticeable. 

Despite there being nothing harmful about these birthmarks, many people seek our expertise in removing them cosmetically. As some people do not like the appearance of hyperpigmentation on the skin. These birthmarks are typically coffee coloured, which is how they got their name (cafe au lait means coffee with milk in French). 

Laser treatment removal

There’s a number of different ways in which we can fade and remove cafe au lait birthmarks. The most common and highly effective way to do this is through laser treatment. Our team of professionals offer a variety of different laser treatment options. After an evaluation of your birthmark, one of our skincare experts will decide the best course of action for your skin specifically. The laser treatments we currently offer are: NdYag laser, Vascular laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy.

Laser treatment works by heating up the blood vessels that have caused the birthmark, this causes them to collapse and break down, reducing the appearance of them. As the blood vessels collapse, this stops the flow of blood which in turn, causes the cafe au lait birthmarks to fade. 

If you have any questions about how we remove cafe au lait birthmarks, please contact our friendly team of professionals at any time. Additionally, you can book your free consultation here.