A birthmark is a colored mark on or under the skin that has been present since birth or shortly after, usually within the first month. They can occur anywhere on the skin. Birthmarks vary in size and shape, and can be blue, black, tan, brown, pink, red, purple, or white. Some are smooth and some are raised and rough. Moles can be birthmarks.

Almost all birthmarks are painless and harmless. However, to be safe, it’s important to have a doctor check birthmarks, especially if there are rapid changes in appearance. Utah Valley Dermatology has developed unique, holistic approaches to target birthmarks. Through precise shave birthmark removal treatment, the birthmark can be removed safely and effectively.

Laser energy can also be used, changing the molecular structure of melanin. Consequently, the melanin is no longer recognized by the body and the immune system breaks down and dissolves it within 3-4 weeks. Depending on the extent of melanin in the birthmark, 3-7 treatments are typically required in order to remove all the excess and bring skin back to its normal color. Remarkably, the birthmark removal treatment is so precise that only low levels of energy are required, making it virtually pain-free.


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