What is a Birthmark, Why Does it 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 and 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.
Paul M. Friedman, M.D. is one of the country’s most highly trained and gifted dermatologists. One of his areas of expertise is the removal of birthmarks.
Our Patients' Results: Birthmarks, Pigmented
Our Patients' Results: Birthmarks, Vascular
Our Patients' Results: Birthmarks, Vascular - Port Wine Stains
Capillary Vascular Malformation (Portwine Birthmark) treatment using the Pulse Dye Laser
Infantile hemangioma treatment using the Pulsed Dye Laser
Watch as Dr. Friedman discusses birthmarks on FOX 26 News with Katie McCall
2 years ago- Dr. Friedman is an expert in birthmarks on children. After several frustrating treatments with other dermatologists in Alabama and Tennessee, Dr. Friedman has successfully treated my daughter's large brown birthmark on her face. I will not trust any other dermatologist with her care! In fact, we travel 350 miles to see him. He and his staff are remarkable and the level of care is phenomenal.