Birthmark laser treatment
Physicians Laser and Dermatology Institute doctors are experts in the use of advanced laser technology for the removal of both vascular and pigmented birthmarks. The practice places a special emphasis on birthmark treatment. For more than 30 years, we have been using laser and light treatments to treat these lesions, and researching and developing techniques and approaches that are now employed internationally. Patients come to PLDI from around the world, seeking the most advanced approaches in laser therapy for birthmarks.
Vascular birthmarks are those that contain blood vessels, and they are generally red or pink in color. There are several types of vascular birthmarks. Some of the more common are referred to as ‘port-wine stains’. Another, which does not necessarily occur at birth but rather during early infancy, is a hemangioma or ‘strawberry mark.’ These lesions have excess or enlarged blood vessels which serve no special medical function; these lesions also may be associated with disfigurement, bleeding, or secondary infection, prompting medical therapy.
Pigmented birthmarks are brown or tan in color. They can occur in only the outer layer of the skin (epidermis), or more deeply in the skin(dermis). The most common pigmented birthmarks are cafè-au-lait spots and pigmented nevi (moles).