Skin blemishes that are present at birth or appear soon after are generally referred to as "birthmarks". These may be red or brown and represent an overgrowth of superficial blood vessels or pigment cells. The treatment of these birthmarks depends on the type of lesion.
An important note about professional experience
There are many laser systems used to treat birthmarks - some more appropriate than others. However, as important as the technology, is the competence and experience of the medical professional operating the machine. No one laser is the answer for every problem or skin type. Expert dermatological diagnosis and correct assessment is vital. Dr McKeown in Laserase Medical Skincare Clinic who leads the medical team there has over 20 years of experience with medical lasers and is an expert in his field.
Port Wine stains, Haemangiomas, Spider Naevi and brown birthmarks can, in most cases, be successfully removed at our Antrim Road Clinic.