You don’t have to live with birthmarks if you aren’t happy about them

Posted on 17 Aug, 2012

Virtually everyone on the planet is born with a birthmark or two. They are generally not harmful or painful, and many people are happy to have these unique markings on their skin.

Not everyone is happy about their birthmarks, however. Some are excessively large, vivid or visible, which can cause embarrassment and self-consciousness in everyday life. What’s more, some birthmarks, such as port wine stains, grow in size as the person grows.

If you aren’t happy about your birthmarks, for whatever reason, the good news is that there is now something you can do about them. There is no need to resort to cosmetic surgery, which can be painful, invasive and even dangerous. You can now use laser treatment to safely, quickly and effectively remove a range of different kinds of birthmarks.

Laser treatment can be used to fade and remove port wine stains, salmon patches, moles, haemangiomas, red birthmarks, café-au-lait spots and Mongolian spots (irregularly shaped blue birthmarks) and many other pigmentation problems.

The treatment works by targeting the pigment in the skin, heating the unwanted skin cells and skin lesions which cause birthmarks and cause them to disintegrate and disappear.