A birthmark can be defined as an accumulation of pigment cells into a single larger blemish. There are two common reasons for removing birthmarks. One of these is aesthetic, for instance when the birthmark is located on the face. The second is, of course, medical – a birthmark could prove to be a risk factor. A doctor will decide whether a birthmark should be removed; the doctor will also suggest the best method for its removal.
The procedure is suitable for:
Clients who are troubled by a birthmark for some reason, or when the removal of a birthmark is recommended by a dermatologist.
When to undergo the procedure:
Ideally in the winter, autumn and spring months.
The available methods for the removal of birthmarks are:
Excision, diathermia, laser.
How is the procedure performed:
Depending on the type and nature of the birthmark, one of these three options is recommended to the client. Removal of a birthmark is performed under local anaesthesia. The area is then covered by a gauze or plaster.
Length of hospitalisation:
Hospitalisation not required.
What to expect after the procedure:
Avoid physical activity for at least 10 days after the procedure. It is not recommended you visit a sauna or public swimming pool, or expose the skin to direct sunlight for 14 days after the procedure. In case of birthmarks on the back, avoid sports for up to 4 weeks.
We recommend applying Stratamed, a special silicone gel, to the treated area after the procedure. This helps the scar heal nicely.
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