Types of laser treatments to remove birthmarks
At Dermasurge Clinic on Harley Street in London, we have invested in an arsenal of powerful aesthetic equipment to tackle all skin concerns under one roof. There are a few different types of laser treatments to remove birthmarks and Dr Injibar would be able to advise you on which one is more suitable for you. These include
– Laser resurfacing: This is a popular laser treatment for smaller birthmarks, and it involves using an IPL laser to remove the birthmark. IPL laser resurfacing works by emitting multiple high-intensity pulses of light onto the birthmark. This damages the cells in the birthmark and causes them to fade or disappear over time.
– CO2 Fractional laser resurfacing: This is a more advanced laser treatment for birthmarks, and it involves using a fractional laser to remove the birthmark. The fractional laser delivers light in a series of micro-beams, which penetrate the skin to a depth of 2-3mm. This causes the cells in the birthmark to be damaged and causes it to fade or disappear over time.
– Q-switched Nd YAG laser is another laser treatment that is ideal to remove birthmarks. The Q-switch laser delivers short, high-intensity pulses of light to the birthmark. This damages the cells in the birthmark and causes them to fade or disappear over time. This is very effective in targeting pigmented birthmarks.
Is laser birthmark removal safe?
Laser birthmark removal is a safe and effective way to remove smaller birthmarks. It has been used for many years, and it has a good safety record. However, it’s important to talk to a doctor before getting laser treatment, as there may be some risks associated with the procedure.
If you are considering laser treatment to remove a birthmark, book a consultation with Dr Injibar to find out which treatment is more suitable for you.