Remove Unwanted Birthmarks with Laser Treatments

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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, click here.)

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.


What are Birthmarks?

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 skin.

Causes of Pigmented Birthmarks?

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.

Types of Birthmarks

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.


Celibre's Treatment Plan for Birthmark Removal

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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