Birthmarks usually appear early on in life as patches of discoloured skin. They can be either flat or raised lumps (also known as strawberry marks), port wine stains on the face, or have a mole or bruise like appearance.
Vascular birthmarks are usually red, purple or pink and appear on the face and neck area. Pigmented birthmarks are often brown and can crop up anywhere on the body.
So what causes birthmarks? Pigmented birthmarks are caused by an overgrowth of pigment cells in the skin. Vascular birthmarks occur when the blood vessels haven’t formed properly, either because there are too many or they’re wider than usual.
If you’re looking for an effective way to lessen the appearance of birthmarks, then our SkinSpaceUK clinics are on hand to meet your individual needs.
The Harmony Dye VL Photo Rejuvenation Treatment is a simple and safe method for effective pigmentation removal, vascular lesion removal, and capillary removal, using Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) pulsed light.
The light effectively penetrates below the surface and damages the targeted blood vessels or pigmentation, without affecting or damaging the skin’s outer layer.
Initially, the lesion will become darker before flaking off and becoming absorbed, as the body begins its natural healing process and the skin rejuvenates.
If birthmarks are a concern, our SkinSpaceUK practitioners are here to help you create a bespoke plan for a clearer, more even skin tone.