Can you get birthmarks removed UK?

Can you get birthmarks removed UK?

Some birthmarks are suitable for surgical excision, which will completely remove the birthmark but will leave a scar. If you are interested in surgical treatment you will need to see a plastic surgeon. Your GP may be able to advise you further. Some birthmarks are suitable for laser treatment to fade the brown pigment.

Can you permanently remove a birthmark?

Birthmarks can be safely and effectively removed using a special type of laser. The treatment works by targeting the abnormal blood vessels or areas of pigmentation, breaking them up into tiny fragments so they can be disposed of naturally through the body’s immune system.

How painful is birthmark removal?

Recovery from birthmark removal treatments is an easy process, with minimal downtime and very little to no pain.

How much does it cost to remove a birthmark?

For patients not covered by health insurance, birthmark removal typically costs $750 to $7,000 or more for laser or intense pulsed light treatments. In general, small birthmarks would fall on the lower end of the range and larger birthmarks on the higher end. Most birthmarks require about five to 10 treatments.

What are the side effects of birthmark removal?

One side effect that all treatments for birthmark removal have in common is a pain. Though mild in all cases, there is a chance that your chosen procedure will cause minor pain during or after the procedure or both.

What is a birthmark and how can it be treated?

Vascular birthmarks are a result of the clustering of blood vessels underneath the skin, while pigmented birthmarks happen when pigmented cells are over-concentrated in one area. The procedures used to treat birthmarks will depend on the type of birthmark you have, and where it’s located.

Are You a good candidate for laser birthmark removal?

In general, candidates for laser birthmark removal or light therapy treatments should have healthy and well-hydrated or slightly oily skin and hope to remove vascular or flat pigmented types of birthmarks. Ideal candidates for both treatments should not be prone to keloid formation (excessive scar tissue growth), or other severe scarring issues.