Birthmarks are common, but each birthmark has unique features that distinguish it from any other. One thing these marks have in common is that they can cause us to feel self-conscious. If that’s the case for you, we can provide you with several treatment options to address the issue. These include medications like Propranolol and corticosteroids to shrink the mark. We also offer shave excision procedures to get rid of your marks for good. Schedule an appointment at our Mesa, Arizona office today.
What Are Birthmarks?
Hemangiomas, or “birthmarks,” are abnormal skin colorations that are either present at birth or appear shortly thereafter. They can be flat or slightly raised from the skin. People can have black, tan, brown, and red birthmarks. Though less common, these marks can also be pink, white, or even purple. While not painful or dangerous, hemangiomas are something many would prefer to live without.
What Are the Different Types?
There are several different types of birthmarks that an individual could be plagued with. These include:
- Strawberry hemangiomas
- Deep hemangiomas
- Salmon patches
- Café-au-lait spots
- Mongolian spots
- Port-wine stains
- Nevus sebaceous
- White spots
How to Get Rid of Birthmarks?
At Sagebrush Dermatology, we can provide an evaluation of your or your child’s birthmarks. This involves a visual examination and may involve the use of a special light called a Wood’s lamp. The examination will help us identify what kind of birthmark we’re looking at and whether or not treatment is recommended.
Today, there are many methods available for addressing and removing birthmarks. One such method is the use of Propranolol, which is a medication that can prevent hemangiomas from growing. Corticosteroids are another option and can be used to shrink certain birthmarks. In some cases, such as with moles that may become cancerous, an excision will need to be performed.
Schedule Shave Excision for Birthmarks in Mesa, Arizona
If you have a hemangioma you’d like to see gone, we can help you find a suitable treatment option. If you’re ready to begin, get in touch with our team in Mesa, Arizona, today. You can connect with us by filling out the form below or giving our office a call at 480-681-DERM (3376). We look forward to helping you feel more beautiful.