For some men and women, the appearance of pigmented birthmarks is unsightly and embarrassing, and can negatively impact a person’s self-esteem.Well, Bella Plastic Surgery has good news for you!
Our modern clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art laser technology designed to safely and effectively birthmarks within minutes!
Our laser technicians are well-qualified and highly experienced skin practitioners who understand the importance of one’s appearance to self-esteem and general well-being. Our minimally invasive laser procedure means that you can have your birthmark lesions removed during a lunch break and return to your daily activities with little or no down-time. You are in very good hands at Bella Plastic Surgery!
What are pigmented birthmarks?
Birthmark marks can appear anywhere on the body, including the face and scalp. They are usually harmless, but some may need medical attention if they change shape or colour. Birthmarks vary in size from a few millimetres to several centimetres across, and they can be either present at birth or develop during infancy. In some cases, birthmarks may fade with age while others remain unchanged throughout life. Birthmarks exhibit a range of colours including brown, tan, black, pale blue, red or purple and can be flat or raised.
What can I expect in the treatment?
Prior to treatment the area to be treated will be cleansed and a set of clinical photos will be taken. The pigmented birthmark will then be removed within a few minutes with our advanced laser device.
Benefits of laser birthmark removal
One of the key benefits of removing pigmented birthmarks by laser is that there is no cutting and associated scarring that occurs with a surgical removal of the birthmark.
While some minor scarring can occur post laser removal of a pigmented birthmark, this is usually seen as a pale white colour, no larger than the birthmark itself. Facial skin heals very well and, in most cases, once the treated area has healed, it will be difficult to detect the original location of the pigmented birthmark.
How long does the laser birthmark removal procedure take?
While the pigmented birthmark removal procedure takes only minutes, we do schedule at least 30 minutes for your appointment to allow time for you to complete a Patient Registration Form, receive a consultation and discuss the procedure and post-care instructions.
How many birthmark removal treatments will I require?
Our innovative laser technology facilitates the removal of a pigmented birthmark immediately at the time of treatment. In rare cases where there is pigment that lays deep under the skin, a subsequent treatment may be required.
Is laser birthmark removal painful?
Topical and/or local anaesthetic will be administered prior to your treatment to ensure you are comfortable and experience very little to no pain.
Post-birthmark removal results
Following your treatment, the birthmark will have been visibly removed, and the treated area will be red and slightly swollen. Within a few days post treatment, a scab will form on the treated area which will usually remain for a couple of weeks until the underlying skin has healed. Once the scab has fallen off, the treated area will appear due to the formation of new blood vessels which are required to heal the skin. Over time, the redness will dissipate and return to the surrounding skin colour.