Birthmarks may be “natural”, but for many people they can be seen as anything from an unwanted blemish to a soul-sapping scar that leaves you lacking in confidence. Fortunately, modern technology can remove or reduce the impact of birthmarks in a safe and effective manner.
Laser treatment may sound severe but is actually very sophisticated. It involves using a customized light wave that is right for the specific coloration of the birthmark, a little like broadcasting sound at a particular frequency. Over the course of several treatments, the laser breaks down the coloration so that the mark fades and blends in with the surrounding skin, without leaving any scars.
While perfectly safe, laser treatment can be a little uncomfortable, though not intolerably so. Wherever necessary, anesthetic cream can be applied before treatment to minimize any discomfort that may arise.
There can be some minor side effects such as bruising, though these aren’t long-lasting. It’s also generally best to avoid strong sunlight (or at least use high SPF sun cream) and steers clear of tanning beds in the months immediately after treatment.