Treatment For Birthmark Removal
- Posted on: Feb 23 2015
Birthmarks might seem trivial to some people, but to others they are unsightly discolored patches of skin that affect appearance, self-esteem, and self-worth. With today’s technology, there is no reason to continue living with a birthmark if it bothers you. There are treatments for birthmark removal available that are easy, low cost, and may be covered under your insurance. Before deciding on whether treatment for birthmark removal is right for you, you should know all of the facts. This includes what birthmark removal is, the common treatments that are available, and why you should consider it.
Types Of Birthmarks
Birthmarks come in a variety of types, sizes, and locations. The main types are pigmented birthmarks and vascular birthmarks. Pigmented birthmarks are colored patches such as café’ au lait spots, moles, and Mongolian spots. Vascular birthmarks are blood vessels clumped into patches on or near the skin such as hemangiomas, salmon patches, and port wine stains.
Removing these birthmarks may require different types of treatment. After reviewing the common treatments for birthmark removal below, consult with an experienced dermatologist to find out which procedure is best for you.
Common Methods For Birthmark Removal
There are three common treatments for birthmark removal. The type of treatment selected depends on the type, size, and color of the birthmark.
- Scalpel Surgery: This is the most basic type of treatment. It involves cutting away the birthmark using a scalpel or other instrument. The drawback is that it may leave noticeable scars.
- Laser Surgery: This is a common treatment using lasers to remove the birthmark. In recent years, laser treatment has become popular to treat all types of birthmarks. It requires little to no anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure. Laser surgery is the least invasive method of birthmark treatment.
- Radiation Therapy: Radiation therapy is the most invasive and least used treatment to remove birthmarks. It is only used in the most extreme cases.
Interested In Learning More About Methods For Birthmark Removal? Contact Advanced Laser and Skin Care Center
If you have an unwanted birthmark, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Gangaram Ragi at Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center. Our office is located in Teaneck, New Jersey, and we can be reached at 201.836.9696.
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