A vascular birthmark tends to appear in about one in ten infants, a distinctive feature that may not be as seemingly harmless as is typically believed. Depending on how it’s growing and where it’s located, it might be necessary to treat the birthmark according to dermatology experts.
Of course birthmarks come in a variety of types so it’s important to determine exactly what kind of birthmark a person might have before deciding on treatment. For example, birthmarks near the eyes, mouth, groin area or nose have an increased risk of complication. Red birthmarks, known as “infantile hemangiomas” generally grow for about six months but and eventually disappear. However, hemangiomas near the eyes can hinder visual development and therefore require treatment.
Birthmarks that are detected by a Miami dermatologist in the early stages dramatically reduce the potential of scarring or saggy skin once they disappear. Treatment of birthmarks usually involves tools like oral and topical medications, surgical excision and laser therapy depending on the type.
Contact me today if there are birthmarks you’re concerned about and would like to have examined.