Birthmarks are natural and harmless, but they can be a cosmetic trait that some find undesirable. For residents of Florida who would like to remove their birthmark, we offer birthmark removal treatments. We offer this and other dermatology treatments to men and women living in Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Lehigh Acres, and Fort Myers, FL.
What Are Birthmarks?
Birthmarks are patches of discoloration in the skin that are noticeable at birth or shortly thereafter. These can be caused by abnormal blood vessels underneath the skin or by the clustering of pigment cells. While most birthmarks are completely harmless and may even fade on their own, a small percentage of birthmarks have a chance of causing health issues. If you are experiencing health complications or would like to remove your birthmark for cosmetic reasons, you may want to consider birthmark removal.
How Are Birthmarks Removed?
Depending on the condition of the birthmark, we may pursue a number of treatment options. In some cases, birthmarks can be removed using Hemangeol, an oral medication. For more significant birth marks, we may recommend a Candela VBeam pulsed dye laser treatment. This treatment uses light energy, which passes harmlessly through the skin and surrounding tissue, targeting only the discolored skin cells. This is a safe, comfortable, and successful treatment for birthmark removal.
When Will I Notice Results from Birthmark Removal?
In some cases, you may notice bruising or swelling that will affect your results for as long as five days after treatment. Once these side effects fade, you will begin to notice a gradual reduction in the appearance of your birthmark. Some guests may need as many as three treatments to achieve their desired results.
How Much Does Birthmark Removal Cost?
In order to determine the exact cost of your treatment, we invite guests to schedule an appointment so that we can develop a personalized treatment plan that will satisfy both your health and cosmetic goals. Once a treatment plan is determined, we will be able to provide a clear breakdown of costs. To make our services accessible to those who need them, we offer flexible financing and payment options. We also accept insurance when applicable.
Although birthmarks generally fade on their own, we offer birthmark removal treatments to help guests achieve the appearance they desire. If you are considering a birthmark removal treatment, contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment. Florida Skin Center is proud to serve those living in and around Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, and Punta Gorda, FL.