Birthmarks

Why Did My Baby Get a Vascular Birthmark?

Beverly Hills CA Plastic Surgeon for Vascular MalformationsBirthmarks are common, nearly everyone has one. Contrary to popular belief, not all birthmarks develop at birth. However, most people were born with the birthmarks they currently have. Birthmarks are often harmless and represent a slightly darker area of skin. The most popularly discussed birthmarks are known as pigmented birthmarks, where the skin has developed a cluster of pigmented or darker cells in one place. Most parents aren’t concerned about pigmented birthmarks, as they are more common, less noticeable and typically on areas of the body other than the face. … Continue reading

Understanding Your Birthmark

Beverly Hills CA Birthmark RemovalWe are all born with unique features and skin types, some more welcome than others. When it comes to birthmarks, most people are fortunate enough to have a light brown or slightly darker area of skin on their legs, arms or other inconspicuous part of their body. However, birthmarks come in many forms. Some present themselves on the face and have a noticeable purple or reddish hue (vascular birthmarks). Facial birthmarks can be a significant source of concern, not necessarily for health reasons but for one’s emotional well-being. School-aged kids are especially prone to the psychological consequences of a vascular birthmark. … Continue reading

Understanding Your Baby’s Port Wine Stain

box-birthmarksAbout 3 out of every 1,000 babies are born with a port wine stain. Its name accurately describes this type of vascular birthmark, as it looks as if red wine was spilled or splashed on the skin. Port wine stains may start out looking pink at birth, but they typically turn reddish-purple over time. Although port wine stains are not considered a health risk, they can be a significant cosmetic concern. … Continue reading

Understanding Your Child’s Port Wine Stain

Los Angeles CA Birthmark Removal DoctorsAbout 3 out of every 1,000 kids are born with a port wine stain. Since these birthmarks are frequently found on visible parts of the body and can become more prominent as the child grows, port wine stains can be a source of significant peer ridicule and low self-esteem for many patients. If your child was born with a port wine stain, here are answers to some common questions surrounding this type of birthmark. … Continue reading

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