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What is a Birthmark?

A Birthmark is a mark that appears on the skin at or soon after birth. They can be either pigmented (a cluster of pigment cells) or vascular (blood vessels that have not formed properly) in nature. Most birthmarks are not serious and will fade with age, whilst some will remain present which may lead to a cosmetic concern. There are several type of birthmarks that can vary in size and appearance and location. Pigmented birthmarks we treat can include Café-au-lait spots, these are light brown/tan colour patches on the skin vascular birthmarks are Port Wine stains, these are flat, red, pink or purple and caused by a malformation of the capillaries during early foetal development.


You’ve probably got some questions, but before you get in touch, we’ve answered the most common ones here.

  • What causes birthmarks?

    Birthmarks can have various causes, however the specific cause will depend on the type. These can be categorised into vascular or pigmented. Vascular birthmarks such as port wine stains will develop due to abnormal blood vessels during early foetal development. Pigmented lesions such as Café-au-lait spots will develop due to an abnormal overgrowth of pigmentation cells during foetal development.

  • What treatments are effective for birth marks?

    Birthmarks can be effectively treated with a pulsed Dye Laser, such as Regenlite. As the laser is pulsed onto the skin it targets the blood vessels or pigment. This results in a heating up and coagulation of the blood or pigment. Over a period of time the body’s natural wound healing process will remove the damaged vessels and pigment cells and the birthmark will start to fade. The number of sessions will depend on the size, location and depth of the birthmark. Treatment is normally tolerated well and there will be a month between treatment sessions to allow the body to remove any damaged vessels or pigmentation in preparation for the next treatment. In most cases there will be a gradual fading of the birthmark between treatment sessions.

  • Will a birthmark return following treatment?

    Following the successful removal of a birthmark it is unlikely that it will return. It will be depending on the size and depth of the birthmark and treatment method. For vascular birthmarks there may be some residual staining under the skin that may remain or resolve with time.

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