There are quite a few birthmark removal options, and they all come with different price tags!
Will it Cost the Earth to Remove My Birthmark?
If you are reading this article, there are good chances that you, or a loved one, has a birthmark that you’d like to have vanish. Poof. Never to return. You are probably on a quest to choose the best birthmark removal technique for your situation.
There is much to consider. What is possible? What are the side effects of the possible? What is your motivation for wanting your birthmark removed?
And, as always, the cost of treatment rears it head and demands to be considered. If you are like most human beings on this beautiful planet, you consider the cost of just about any action you take. (Should I stick to a tall latte or spring for the grande? Life is short but do I really need these fabulous shoes?) Deciding on a birthmark removal treatment is no different.
If researching the costs of different birthmark treatments does not get your pulse racing, fear not. We’ve done some research and are happy to present it in this article for your perusal.
Surgery is most frequently an option for the removal of a mole or a raised birthmark. It may be that you have a fabulous health plan that covers such a surgery, even when done for cosmetic reasons. Your first step should be to check whether you do. If you do not, and many of you will not, you should know that an uncomplicated mole removal should cost you between $100 and $500 dollars. Large moles, or moles that are tricky to remove land on the higher range of this scale.
Steven Hacker, who is a dermatologic surgeon in West Palm Beach puts the cost of his services in this range, as did others we read about in our research. There are some dissenters, like the good folks at cosmeticsurgery.com who put the cost at approximately $500.
Laser treatment is a viable option for almost all kinds of vascular birthmarks and for some pigmented birthmarks; vascular birthmarks being either the result of having too many blood vessels or ones that are too wide; pigmented being the result of having too many cells that are responsible for our skin color or pigmentation.
Birthmarks come in all shapes, sizes, and pigmentation. A birthmark that is light in color, like a cafe au lait blemish, responds well to laser treatment and will hence cost less than darker birthmarks that tend to be more resistant to treatment. A larger birthmark will cost more to remove than a smaller one.
Our research showed that you can expect to pay anywhere from $200 to $600 dollars per laser treatment. Remember that you may need more than one treatment to rid yourself of your birthmark.
Natural Removal Creams
Natural birthmark removal creams are a popular way to chase your birthmark away. Why? They involve no doctor visits, are a noninvasive treatment, and present no risk of side effects.
There are several high-quality products on the market. Our research showed the most most common prices to fall in the range between $39.95 and $99.95 dollars, making this the least expensive of the options that we researched.
When deciding how to have your birthmark removed, you may face some obstacles. One is that your particular birthmark may not be responsive to laser treatment or surgery. Another is that you may not be able to afford to pay for the treatment at this point in your life.
If you consult widely and believe that, say, laser treatment is the best choice for you, but you cannot afford to pay for it, you could start a savings account that will get you there eventually. You might consider trying a natural removal cream in the meantime; your birthmark may respond well to this holistic treatment.
Whatever your decision, know that you do have options in dealing with your unwelcome birthmark. If complete removal is not possible in your case, there are superb products on the market that can help you to disguise your birthmark. It is important that you are honest with yourself about how you feel about your birthmark and that you take positive, forward-looking steps to deal with it.