Birthmarks are unique skin blemishes that are present at birth or develop shortly thereafter. They come in various shapes, sizes, and colours, often appearing as patches of discolouration or protrusions on the skin. There are two main types: vascular birthmarks, caused by abnormal blood vessels in the skin, such as hemangiomas or port-wine stains, and pigmented birthmarks, caused by an excess of skin pigment cells, like moles or café-au-lait spots.
While birthmarks are typically harmless, individuals might opt for removal for several reasons:
Some birthmarks, depending on their size, shape, or location, might make individuals self-conscious about their appearance.
Certain types of birthmarks like large or unusual moles might have an increased risk of skin cancer, making their removal prudent.
Some birthmarks can cause itching or discomfort, especially if they are large or located in areas where they rub against clothing.
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PicoWay® and VBEAM Perfecta® lasers offer minimally invasive options for birthmark removal. The PicoWay® uses ultra-short pulses of laser light to break down the pigmented cells in the birthmarks without damaging the surrounding skin, making it particularly suitable for pigmented birthmarks. The VBEAM Perfecta®, a pulsed-dye laser, targets and shrinks abnormal blood vessels associated with vascular birthmarks, reducing their appearance.
You can use your Integrated Shield Plans to pay for certain procedures. Speak to us to learn more, and you’ll be surprised at how affordable private healthcare can be.
We are dedicated to your skin health and well-being. Our results-oriented approach is suitable for a wide range of hair, skin and nail conditions. Consult our MOH-accredited dermatologist for a personalised treatment plan.
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Dr. Lee Hwee Chyen is an accredited Adult & Paediatric dermatologist managing a wide range of skin, hair and nail conditions. The clinic provides services for medical, surgical, cosmetic, women’s and paediatric dermatology.
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Most patients describe the sensation as a quick snap or prick, somewhat like the snap of a rubber band against the skin. The pain level can vary depending on the individual’s tolerance and the area being treated.
The number of sessions required depends on the type, size, and colour of the birthmark. It usually takes multiple treatments for noticeable results.
Side effects are generally minimal and temporary, including redness, swelling, or temporary darkening of the birthmark. Your healthcare provider can provide more detailed information based on your specific situation.
While lasers can effectively treat many types of birthmarks, some may respond better than others. The specific type of laser used will depend on the nature of the birthmark. Always consult with a healthcare provider to discuss your individual circumstances.