Pigmented birthmarks come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In this discussion,
we'll review laser treatments for brown birthmarks (pigmented) such as cafe-au-lait
birthmarks. (For vascular birthmarks like port wine stains,
Regardless of the type you have, we understand that birthmarks can be bothersome
to you. That's why we use only gold standard q-switched (very high powered) lasers
for birthmark removal.
It's not clear why some babies have birthmarks and others do not. What we do know
is that (brown or pigmented) birthmarks are caused by excess deposits of melanin
and/or skin tissue. Generally birthmarks are benign (non cancer causing) and do
not need to be treated, and normally birthmarks are removed for cosmetic reasons.
Pigmented birthmarks like cafe-au-lait marks are pigmented spots usually present
from the time of birth. They are comprised of giant melanosomes (cells) that contain
an abnormally high density of melanin - the pigment that creates the color in your
It is not known why some of us have these birthmarks and others do not, but it is
known that their occurrence is higher in darker skinned individuals like Hispanics,
Asians and African Americans.
Congenital moles (nevi): This type of birthmark can very in shape
and size but most are dark or brown colored. They are found on all areas of the
body. If you have moles of this type that are raised, then we may not be able to
treat them as we normally do not treat any raised lesions.
Café-au-lait spots: This type of birthmark is usually flat and
smooth. They are often oval shaped and are light brown or a bit darker in color.
They are most often found on the torso, buttocks or legs.
There are not a lot of treatment options when it comes to birthmarks, but lasers
offer an excellent one. Celibre has performed tens of thousands of laser procedures
and with over 10 different state-of-the-art lasers we can safely and effectively
perform laser birthmark removal for all skin types. Our q-switched lasers are specifically
designed to eliminate the excess pigment associated with birthmarks.
If you're bothered by a birthmark, and would like to consider
laser treatments, call Celibre today to find out more about how our laser treatments
can benefit you. When you visit Celibre, our courteous and professional medical staff will answer
all your questions about laser birthmark removal and will help you select the best
treatment option. Contact us now or come to our conveniently located Los Angeles
and Orange County offices for a free consultation
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