Birthmarks are common skin irregularities present at birth or developing shortly thereafter, varying widely in appearance, size, and color. At Ava MD, our team of skilled dermatologists understands the unique nature of each birthmark and offers expert diagnosis and treatment tailored to your specific needs. Whether for cosmetic reasons or health concerns, we provide advanced, personalized care using the latest medical techniques to ensure the best outcomes. Discover how Ava MD can help you manage and treat birthmarks effectively, enhancing both your skin’s appearance and overall well-being. Explore our comprehensive birthmark treatment options today.

What are Birthmarks?

Birthmarks are colored spots that are present at birth or appear shortly after. They can vary in size, shape, and color, and may be flat or raised. Birthmarks are typically harmless, but some individuals may seek treatment for cosmetic reasons or if the birthmark poses risk of complications.

Birthmarks can be categorized into two main types:

  • Vascular Birthmarks: These birthmarks result from abnormal blood vessels and include:
    • Salmon Patches ( Angel’s Kiss or Stork Bite)
    • Hemangiomas
    • Port-Wine Stains
  • Pigmented Birthmarks: These Birthmarks result from an overgrowth of pigment cells and include:
    • Moles (Congenital Nevi)
    • Café-au-Lait Spots
    • Mongolian Spots

Depending on the location and nature of your birthmark, it’s possible for your Ava MD provider to remove them for both safety and aesthetic reasons. To learn more about your unique birthmarks, contact us to schedule a consultation and skin check.

Treatments Options for Birthmarks

From pigmented to vascular lesions, Ava MD uses a comprehensive approach to treat birthmarks from pigmented to vascular, with personalized treatment plans built around your individual needs. Treatment options include:

  • Observation
    • Some birthmarks may fade or resolve on their own over time without any intervention. Regular monitoring by a dermatologist is recommended to track changes in size, shape, or color.
  • Topical Treatments
    • Prescription or over-the-counter bleaching creams containing hydroquinone may help lighten pigmented birthmarks over time.
  • Laser Therapy
    • Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL): This laser treatment is effective for targeting vascular birtharms such as port-wine stains and hemangiomas, causing them to fade gradually with repeated sessions.
  • Q-Switched Laser: Q-switched lasers can be used to treat pigmented birthmarks such as Café-au-
    • Lait spots and congenital nevi by breaking down excess pigment in the skin.
  • Surgical Excision
    • Surgical excision may be recommended for large or raised birthmarks that pose cosmetic or medical concerns. The procedure involves cutting out the birthmark and closing the wound with stitches.

At Ava MD, we understand the impact birthmarks can have on your self confidence. That’s why our compassionate team is dedicated to providing personalized care and support to help you feel more comfortable and confident in your skin.

Contact Us

Contact Ava MD if you need help diagnosing or treating your birthmark. Our team of experienced dermatologists offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and concerns, ensuring the best results. For more information on how we can help you, call us at 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) or 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica) and schedule a consultation with us today.