People chose to have their birthmarks removed for a whole variety of different reasons.
A birthmark can be bothersome. It can make you feel a little less confident about your appearance. A birthmark can be irksome. It can be annoying to answer questions about the stork bite on your eyelid or the mole on your shoulder. (Just when you thought it is was not so noticeable any more.) A birthmark can be unsightly.
There are birthmarks that lay quietly on your skin, not attracting attention, and there are birthmarks that declare their presence loudly, in bold reds and purples.
Sure, it is perfectly normal to have a birthmark. But this doesn’t mean that you want to have one. You may want to have yours removed. You may want to be done with it. Yesterday. If so, read on for some options.
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Birthmark Removal
First ask yourself – Why removal?
If your birthmark is of the harmless variety, why go through the trouble of having it removed? Why not, as they say, leave well enough alone?
Well, it may be that having a birthmark is something that you have not been able to come to terms with. You may be, through no fault of your own, constantly aware of how your birthmark looks and suffer from low self-esteem or anxiety as a result. If imagining how you’d look without your birthmark is one of your favorite past times, you are a candidate for change.
A consultation with a doctor should help you determine whether removing your birthmark may be the right choice for you. That is, if it is possible.
Which birthmarks can be medically removed?
Not all birthmarks are created equally – they are widely categorized as falling into vascular camp or the pigment camp. A vascular birthmark is the result of having more blood vessels than you need – or simply wider ones. A pigmented birthmark appears when you have more cells that are responsible for pigmentation than you know what to do with. Or at least more than the average person does.
A vascular birthmark responds well to laser treatment. A pigmented birthmark, with a few exceptions, does not. The cafe au lait is such an exception, though it often reappears at some point after laser treatment, requiring a repeat of the process.
A mole is a type of pigmented birthmark that could, depending on various factors, result in your being more likely to develop skin cancer at some point in your life – it is for this reason that your doctor may recommend that it be surgically removed, if possible.
A vascular birthmark will often respond to laser treatment, whatever its shape or size.
Is laser treatment safe?
A treatable birthmark is usually subjected to what is known as a pulse dye laser treatment. The procedure is not painful, although the skin may feel hot during or directly after the treatment – a simple burst of cool air will help. Or a cooling pad can be applied in the days following the treatment.
There are some reasonable side effects of laser treatment: The area where the birthmark once was will be more susceptible to sunburns for a few months after the treatment. It will also be darkly bruised for about two weeks.
Looks like my birthmark is here to stay!
If you have a pigmented birthmark that will not respond to laser treatment, you do have other options.
Herbal removal creams
It is estimated that one-third of all human beings have a birthmark. One-third. When this number of people are affected by any happening, you know that there is a vibrant, competitive market where scientists and business experts are offering high-quality products: demand spurs supply, after all.
We are all careful about what substances we apply directly to our skin. Of course. Natural herbal removal creams have been shown to reduce redness and discoloration without any of the side effects that could come from synthetic products. Our research shows that considerable successes result from a consistent program of properly applied natural birthmark creams. While no one should expect their birthmark to instantly disappear –poof! – visible effects disappear over time.
Birthmark removal surgery is a treatment that can be applied to a raised birthmark, a haemangioma that may bring ill health effects, such as difficulty breathing, seeing, or pain connected to its propensity to develop into ulcers. Your doctor will educate you as to your options for these relatively serious types of birthmarks.
Whatever treatment you decide on, you should do so in an informed way. Reading this article may be merely a start for you. Speak with others who have birthmarks, read articles at your local library and online. Consult your family doctor. You’ll be well-informed and on the path to making the right decision for you before you can say wow-I-am-so-sick-of-my-birthmark.
If The Above Birthmark Treatments Appeal To You Then Cover Them Up!
That’s right, if you are not at the stage where you want to commit to any of the above birthmark removal methods then you have one other option that you can undertake in the meantime – namely use birthmark concealers to cover up your birthmark.
This is nothing more than a interim solution – it might make you look and feel better about your birthmark situation, but it doesn’t get rid of your birthmark does it?
Final Birthmark Removal Recommendations
Of the above options we don’t really favor covering up your birthmark. We tend to feel that it’s better to deal with an issue rather than to (quite literally) hid it. BUT that said, covering up your birthmark is certainly a good holding position whilst you decide which course of action you want to take.
And after that the best option has got to be the skin lightening solution using Illuminatural 6i that is the herbal birthmark treatment that is described above. This is an easy to do treatment that you can do from home. The cream is comprised of natural compounds that fade your birthmark over time. It is both safe and inexpensive.