Paul M. Friedman, M.D. in Houston, Texas is one of the country’s most highly trained and gifted dermatologists. One of his areas of specialty is the removal of birthmarks.
What is a Birthmark, Why Do They Occur?
A birthmark is a “splotch” on the skin and can be a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Some birthmarks are small and inconspicuous and may not ever be noticed by anyone. Other birthmarks may be large, unsightly and very conspicuous. They may also be located on areas of your body that cannot be covered up daily. Many patients come to the Center embarrassed by unsightly birthmarks on their face, neck, arms or hands. Conspicuous birthmarks may lower a person’s self-esteem and many would do anything to be rid of their birthmark.
Treatments & Risks
While some birthmarks do fade or completely disappear over time, there are others that do not fade and may even progress with age. Today laser treatments offer a safe and effective treatment option for a variety of different birthmarks.
Effective Birthmark Removal Treatments
- Q-switched Nd:YAG laser
- Alexandrite laser
- Vbeam® Perfecta Laser
- Ruby lasers
- KTP and Pulsed-dye lasers
- Fractionated lasers
Schedule Your Consultation
To learn more about birthmarks and how they can be removed or lightened, please contact one of our doctors at the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Houston, Texas today. Dr. Friedman and his team will examine your birthmark and then discuss with you which birthmark removal treatment method would be best for you.