Birthmark Removal

Birthmark Removal


Types of Birthmarks

Birthmarks fall into two main categories: vascular and pigmented. Understanding the type of birthmark is crucial for determining the most effective treatment method:

Vascular Birthmarks: These are caused by blood vessels that have not formed correctly. They are usually red, pink, or purple and include:

  • Port Wine Stains: Dark red or purple and can grow thicker or bumpier over time.
  • Hemangiomas: Bright red, raised marks that can grow rapidly during the first months of life before gradually receding.
  • Macular Stains: Mild red marks often found on the back of the neck or upper eyelids.

Pigmented Birthmarks: These occur when there is an excess of pigment cells in one area. Common types include:

  • Café-au-Lait Spots: Light brown and usually oval-shaped.
  • Mongolian Spots: Bluish-gray marks, often located on the back and buttocks.
  • Nevus of Ota: Bluish or grayish pigmentation that appears on the face.

Laser Therapy Services for Facial Birthmarks

At Cupid Lips, we utilize state-of-the-art laser and light therapy techniques to target and diminish the appearance of both vascular and pigmented birthmarks. Our treatments are non-invasive with minimal downtime, making them a convenient option for those seeking effective results.

Here’s how we can help:

  • VBeam® Laser: Ideal for treating vascular birthmarks, the VBeam® laser targets and diminishes the blood vessels causing the discoloration without harming surrounding skin.
  • Palomar Icon™ Laser: This versatile system combines intense pulsed light (IPL) with fractional laser technology, making it effective for both pigmented and vascular birthmarks.
  • Fraxel Laser: Known for its precision, Fraxel is particularly good at treating pigmented birthmarks by targeting melanin and promoting even skin tone.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes, when performed by qualified professionals using approved technologies. Our team at Cupid Lips consists of experienced specialists who use the safest and most effective methods for birthmark removal.

Treatments generally involve little discomfort and are performed as outpatient procedures. The duration and number of sessions depend on the birthmark’s size, type, and location.

Many people experience significant and permanent reduction in their birthmarks. However, outcomes can vary based on the type of birthmark and individual skin characteristics.

Most laser treatments require minimal to no downtime. Patients can usually return to their daily activities immediately following the procedure, although some redness and swelling may occur.

Contact Cupid Lips for Trusted Birthmark Removal in LA

If you're considering the removal of a birthmark and would like more information about our services, or if you wish to schedule a consultation at Cupid Lips, please call our West Hollywood clinic. Our expert team is here to provide you with personalized care and answer any further questions you might have about the treatment options available for your specific needs.