Birth Mark Removal
With an artful use of combination lasers, vascular and pigmented birthmarks marks can be significantly reduced and even totally removed. Most birthmarks are painless and harmless, but Heler Skin, Hair & Lifestyle Clinic understands how these marks can affect one’s self-esteemand confidence – especially those on the face. You can trust our proprietary protocols to restore your confidence by giving you the look you’ve been dreaming of.
Types of Birthmarks
Congenital moles are usually brown in colour and can grow anywhere on the body. They vary in size and shape and can be bigger or darker. Depending on their size, these birthmarks have an increased risk of skin cancer.
Café-au-lait spots are smooth, round birthmarks, and range in colour from light brown to dark brown. Mostly found from birth or shortly thereafter and don’t fade away with age.They usually are found on the buttocks, upper bodyand legs.
Mongolian spots are blue or bluish grey birthmarks that are commonin people with darker skin.They occur when melanin producing cells get trapped in the deeper layers of the dermis. They are often uneven in shape and usually occur on the lower back and buttocks.
Hemangiomas are raised, rough, blue, red, or purple birthmarks made of clumps of tangled micro-blood vessels or capillaries that did not grow normally. They are most commonly found on the face, scalp, back and chest. They usually disappear by the age. Some hemangiomas are quite thick, penetrating deepinto the skin, and often appear like raised spongy masses filled with blood.
Port-wine stains are often dark red or purple. They’re similar to hemangiomas. They range in size from a small coin to covering a large area of the body and are usually flat and smooth.
Heler’s approach to Pigmented Birth Marks
Heler Skin, Hair & Lifestyle Clinic has advanced protocols that precisely target birthmarks with laser energy and intense pulse light that changes the molecular structure of melanin. Consequently, the melanin is no longer recognised by the body’s physiology, so the immune system can break it down and dissolve it away within 4-6 weeks. Depending on the extent of melanin in the birthmark, 6-8 laser treatments with or with our dermal peels is prescribed by our dermatologists. Remarkably, the treatment is so precise that only low levels of energy are required, making it targeted and pain-free.Apart from laser treatment and dermal peels, home care kits may be used in conjunction to suppressmelanin producing cells in your skin from regenerating unwanted pigmentation.
VASCULAR BIRTHMARKS REMOVAL AND TREATMENT
With exquisite precision, IPL (Intense Pulse Light) energy modulated according to Heler’s protocols targets haemoglobin in the blood that fills the birthmark. The haemoglobin absorbs the energy, instantly vaporising the blood causing abnormal micro-capillaries to collapse. Often, the colour of the birthmark changes to a darker shade of brown, indicating that the treatment is proceeding successfully. Over the course of a few weeks, the body dissolves the fragments of the destroyed micro-vasculature. Depending on the structure, depth and complexity of the birthmark, 6-8 laser birthmark removal treatments are typically required to remove all the layers, resulting in beautiful birthmark-free skin.
Heler Skin, Hair & Lifestyle Clinic specialises in treating any kind of birthmarks with laser or IPL or peels. Our skin specialists will customise treatments based on your condition and expectation and deliver the best in birth mark removal.