Red birthmarks, known medically as hemangiomas, are non-cancerous, but their appearance can be severe. Formed due to an abnormal collection of blood vessels, hemangiomas can often develop lesions or sores, which combined with their unsightly look, can cause patients to seek treatment. Hemangiomas often grow in size during childhood, and the early they are treated, the easier they are to eradicate. Other types of birthmark, such as port wine stains or those caused by excess pigmentation may also cause cosmetic concern and can be effectively treated using lasers.
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What does the treatment do?
At Dermasurge, laser birthmark removal is a highly safe procedure performed by our skilled consultant dermatologist, Dr Hiba Injibar. During treatment, Dr Injibar will select the appropriate type of laser for each patient’s specific birthmark colour and type, breaking it down until it gradually fades away over the course of several treatments. This can all be done in house, regardless of your unique needs, and a precise, bespoke treatment planned will be formed during the consultation process.
A consultation with Dr Injibar is highly necessary for treating birthmarks, as her approach will vary depending on what form of laser treatment is needed to produce the best results. Birthmarks can be safely removed from almost any area of the body and face, including around the eyes.
Frequently Asked Questions
The amount of treatments necessary will vary depending on the age of the patient and the type and severity of the birthmark. If the patient is a child and birthmark is still growing, sessions should take place every 2 to 3 weeks to avoid any potential regrowth. During your consultation, Dr Injibar will be able to advise further on how many sessions will be necessary.
Patients often feel a slight stinging sensation, which can be alleviated using numbing cream. However, the treatment is usually not very painful, albeit slightly uncomfortable.
Once the course of treatment is completed, results are most often permanent.
Patients may notice bruising, redness, or that the skin in the treatment area becomes paler. However, this soon fades along with the birthmark. Scarring is usually avoiding using laser treatments.
“Dr Injibar is by far the best dermatologist. I have been following her around from dubai to Beirut and finally in London. She takes her time and is very patient and thorough.”
“I recently had the PRP treatment by Dr. Hiba. She is excellent, professional and highly knowledgeable. She made me comfortable and advised me about all treatments available and helped me decide what was best. My goal was to keep my skin youthful and the results I got are amazing and I get complemented regularly. I highly recommend Dr. Hiba!”