Freckles, Birth Marks
and Port Stains

Freckles, Birth Marks
and Port Stains

If you’ve been living with unsightly or embarrassing marks or pigmentation, such as freckles, birthmarks, or port wine stains, the solution you’ve been looking for is available at Ava MD! Now unwanted marks can be erased or significantly reduced with little to no downtime necessary thanks to the cutting-edge laser dermatology treatments available at our Santa Monica and Beverly Hills offices.

To learn more about our laser treatment options, please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with the skilled dermatologists at Ava MD. Dr. Ava Shamban, Dr. Soheil Simzar, and Dr. Gregory Van Dyke are specially trained at treating a wide range of cosmetic and medical skin concerns, such as pigmentation, and can develop an appropriate treatment plan to suit each and every patient’s unique needs. To achieve the clear, even skin tone you want, contact us online or call us at (310) 439-5417 (Beverly Hills) or (310) 736-6146 (Santa Monica)!

Understanding Birthmarks and Other Marks

While freckles, birthmarks, port wine stains, and other types of pigmentation are natural occurrences, unsightly marks on the face, arms, or body can be distracting or even detract from one’s beauty. At Ava MD, we can provide the best treatment options available to get rid of dermal and epidermal pigmentations regardless of skin tone or type. Common types of birthmarks fall under the following two categories:

Vascular marks: Port wine stains, salmon patches, and hemangiomas are made of blood vessels that have been damaged or did not form correctly, causing a red appearance to the skin.

Pigmented marks: Freckles, cafe au lait spots, Mongolian spots, moles, and melasma are caused by an overproduction of pigmentation, whether at birth or due to hormonal changes, that range in color from tan to black.


Reliable Treatment Options for Pigmentation

When determining which treatment option is best suited to a particular patient’s skin concerns, our dermatologists determine the following:

  • Where the pigmentation is located
  • Type and size of pigmentation
  • How deep the pigmentation is on the skin
  • How long the mark has existed

For more information about birthmark treatments, visit WebMD.com.

It is important to note that there are countless birthmark and pigmentation removal treatments on the market, but unless recommended or administered by a professional dermatologist, can have negative side effects and cause adverse reactions.  At Ava MD, we take our patients’ health seriously and provide only the safest laser skin treatment available for reducing or eliminating unwanted pigmentation, including:

Contact Our Board-Certified Dermatologists Today!

If you are tired of trying to hide unattractive skin discoloration, the laser therapy treatments available at Ava MD are an ideal option for achieving a long-term solution. If you are ready to get clear, radiant skin without obvious side effects, please do not hesitate to contact Ava MD for more information and to discuss which treatment option is the best for you. Call us at (310) 439-5417 (Beverly Hills) or (310) 736-6146 (Santa Monica), or simply contact us online today!

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