Birth marks may be dark and not spongy or spongy and made of blood vessels
What is BIRTH-MARKS:
Brown birth marks are usually present at birth and will slowly increase in size in proportion to the individual. Flat brown birth marks can occasionally be treated with good result with the use of our Accolade or YAG laser.
Pigmented birth marks like Nevus of Ota, Becker's Nevus, Nevus, Hairy Nevus, Cafe Au Lait etc. are usually present at birth and will slowly increase in size in proportion to the individual. Flat birth marks Nevus of Ota, becker's nevus,Cafe Au Lait etc.are occasionally treated, with good result with the use of our Accolade or Yag laser. The laser light is absorbed selectively by birth marks particles and melanin. The laser energy is converted to heat and causes mechanical destruction of the particles by photoacoustic shock wave , result is fragmentation of the target chromophore.
Abnormal vascular lesions , or birth marks like Port Wine Stain and Hemangiomas are treated with the pulse dye laser which produce a beam of yellow light that passes harmlessly through the translucent layer of the skin and specifically heats the red blood vessels causing the lesion. Because the beam is emitted in short pulses, the heat produce in the blood diffuses without damaging the surrounding tissue. After the heated blood congeals, the vessels atrophy. Thus, the laser removes or dramatically fades the marks with virtually no scarring.
The key to successful treatment is removing the birth marks as soon as possible. In infants, the marks is often lighter and less expensive therefore requiring fewer treatments. Typically 6-10 session treatment at interval of several months are required to reduce the birth mark. It is also preferable to treat patients at an early stage because the child is spares the physiological trauma and complication of growing up with a birth marks.