Remove Or Reduce A Visible, Bothersome Birthmark
Being able to remove or reduce a visible, bothersome birthmark can transform someone’s life and restore their self-esteem. Our board-certified surgeon has years of expertise treating vascular and pigmented birthmarks without patients having to undergo surgery. If you are looking to bring back your confidence, laser revision may be right for you.
Transform Someone’S Life
Restore Their Self-Esteem
Birthmarks are common growths or lesions that appear on your skin at birth or soon after. They can appear anywhere on your face, scalp, or body and can vary in color, size, appearance, and shape. Some birthmarks can be flesh-colored but may have a different texture than the rest of your skin.
Many birthmarks are harmless and require no treatment at all. They often fade as a child grows and develops and pose no major health risk. Other birthmarks may grow rapidly. Without medical treatment, they can become large, permanent areas of discoloration that may affect deep layers of skin. If a birthmark is in a visible location, parents may choose to start laser therapy while the child is a minor.
There are two different types of birthmarks that can be treated in our office:
Before laser technology, birthmarks were often excised using a scalpel or sanded down by dermabrasion. Now thanks to advanced technology, lasers are more effective, less invasive, and less painful when it comes to birthmark removal.
No matter your age, skin type or tone, our office may have a solution for your birthmark reduction needs. Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf has the training, experience, and equipment to perform a range of laser reduction treatments without having to perform painful, invasive surgery.Book Now
Advances in laser therapy have made it possible to significantly diminish mild to severe birthmarks. We have a variety of lasers that can reduce the appearance of both large and small birthmarks on nearly any area of the body. During your initial consultation, our board-certified physician can help you address your concerns, customize a treatment plan tailored to your individual birthmark and help you uncover clear, even toned skin.
Lasers produce short, pure, intense bursts of one-colored light that passes through the top layers of skin to destroy the unwanted pigment. For pigmented birthmarks, some pigment comes off in the crust that forms after treatment, some is absorbed back into the skin, and a small amount remains invisible in the skin. For vascular birthmarks, lasers cause the blood vessel to be clotted, sealed off, destroyed, and absorbed by the body.
Treatment times range based off the size, number, and complexity of the birthmark(s). For smaller, simple cases, treatments can be completed in as little as 20 minutes, where larger, more complicated birthmarks may take up to 60 minutes.
Several treatment sessions are often required to lighten birthmarks that are large or darker in color. For less complex cases, patients may see results after one or two treatments. We recommend scheduling treatments every six to ten weeks depending on how the skin heals and reacts between each treatment. Patients may even need yearly treatments after a series of initial treatments to maintain results.
Franklin Skin and Laser can safely and effectively treat patients of all ages including minors with parental consent. Dr. Bengelsdorf’s gentle bedside manner and expertise in aesthetic medicine has created a comfortable clinical environment for infants, children, teens and adults.
Experience the artistry of aesthetic innovation at Franklin Skin and Laser. Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to helping you unlock your true beauty and embrace your confidence like never before. Whether you seek flawless skin, sculpted contours, or the removal of unwanted tattoos, we are here to exceed your expectations. Take the first step today and schedule a consultation with our experts. Let us craft a personalized plan tailored to your unique needs, so you can embark on a path to radiance. Contact us now to rewrite your beauty story with Franklin Skin and Laser.