- What is a birthmark?
- How does the treatment work?
- Am I suitable for laser birthmark treatment?
- How many treatments will I need?
- What does treatment feel like?
What is a birthmark?
Birthmarks are simply a discolouration of the skin that can have a variety of causes including an unusual grouping of blood vessels or a localised excess of pigment which gives skin its colour. If a birthmark is causing you to have low self-esteem, then Laser and IPL treatments are an effective, non-invasive way of removing unwanted birthmarks. By combining our expertise with our state-of-the-art treatments, we are able to tailor make a plan that will help lighten, substantially diminish and remove birthmarks.
How does the treatment work?
Treatment involves using a specific light wave that is right for the specific colour and make- up of the birthmark. Over a course of treatments, the laser breaks down the colour so that the mark fades and blends in with the surrounding skin, without leaving any scars.
Am I suitable for laser birthmark treatment?
Most types of birthmarks are suitable for laser treatment but we do recommend that you first come into clinic for a consultation and assessment to discuss treatment options.
How many treatments will I need?
The total number of treatments required will vary depending upon the type of birthmark. Some will need from six to twelve sessions and it is important to realise that some birthmarks can re-occur.
What does treatment feel like?
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable and a warm, tingling sensation not unlike sunburn is experienced afterwards. The treated area may feel itchy but it is important not to scratch.