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 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

My Baby Has A Hemangioma, Now What?

Los Angeles CA Birthmark Removal DoctorsYou inspected every inch of your baby at birth, so you are quite alarmed to notice a bright red nodule suddenly appear on his or her skin several weeks later. Only a physician can confirm, but your baby may have a hemangioma. A hemangioma is a birthmark, known as a strawberry mark, which typically appears as a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. Hemangiomas grow during the first year of life, and then recede or fade over time. By the age of 10, most children have no visible trace of the mark. … Continue reading

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