Laser birthmark removal can be effective if the correct technology (laser) is utilized. Birthmarks come in various shapes, sizes, location, and pigmentation (color). It is because of these factors that there is some unpredictability in the outcomes for laser birthmark treatment. We believe in setting realistic expectations from the consultation and throughout the treatment plan. Although most patients are satisifed with the expectation of moderate to significant fading, many of the birthmarks we treat resolve completely. But, even with complete resolution, these lesions have the ability to return in the future, especially in the case of heavy and repeated sun exposure. We typically set the expectation that pigmented birthmarks (cafe-au-lait etc.) can be resolved in 3-6 treatments and vascular birthmarks (port wine stains) will take more, usually 8-12 treatments.
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The correct laser for treating birthmarks is crucial. For brown pigmented birthmarks, the Q-Switched lasers are proven to be the most effective. We currently have two different Q-Switched YAG lasers that have been provide excellent outcomes for cafe au lait birthmarks. These lasers are safe for all skin types. For red-based birthmarks that have a vascular component, we use the pulsed dye laser. For more information on Celibre lasers and their uses, please go to http://www.celibre.com/equipment.aspx.
There are a few categories of birthmarks that need to be addressed by a dermatologist or general/plastic surgeon for evaluation before lasers are considered. However, the majority of benign cosmetic birthmarks are very treatable with class IV medical lasers. When doing your research, find a practitioner that has experience in laser birthmark removal, has the appropriate laser for the type of birthmark you have, is knowledgeable about your skin type, and will provide realistic, honest expectations.
Lori Haney, RN, MEP-C
Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer