ype of Birthmark
Pigmented birthmarks caused by excess skin pigment cells include moles, café-au-lait spots, and Mongolian spots.
Vascular birthmarks (also called red birthmarks) are caused by increased blood vessels and include macular stains (salmon patches), hemangiomas, and Port-wine stains.
Nevus of Ota is a blue-black birthmark commonly seen at birth or developing in the first few years of life.
Benefits of using q-Switch Nd:YAG Laser :
- Reduction of brown birthmarks
- Reduction of café au lait spots
- Reduction of blue-gray birthmarks (Nevus of Ota)
- Minimal risk
- Fast healing
How Does it Work?
A laser light is passed over the pigmented skin, microscopically shattering the pigment into tiny particles which are more easily processed and eliminated by the body. Most patients undergo a ten minute treatment. A mild to moderate irritation of the overlying skin is to be expected for a few days to a week, depending on the depth and amount of pigment to be removed.