Birthmarks are marks that were on your body when you were born. The two main types of birthmarks are pigmented birthmarks and vascular birthmarks. 

Pigmented Birthmarks: These are birthmarks where an area of the skin has a concentrated amount of pigment that differs from the rest of the skin. Types of pigmented birthmarks are:

  • Moles
  • Cafe-au-lait spot
  • Vascular Birthmarks: These are birthmarks comprised of a mass of blood vessels beneath the skin’s surface. These appear as red or blue in color and often go away on their own, but not always. Types of Vascular Birthmarks are:
  • Salmon Patches
  • Hemangiomas
  • Port wine Spots

Treatment Options Available for Birthmarks

  • Excision Removal: CO2 laser resurfacing is done to treat sun damage, age spots, and any other hyperpigmentation on the skin.

  • Intense Pulse Light (IPL): Ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries

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Los Gatos Dermatology
777 Knowles Drive, Suite 16
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: 408-374-1320

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