What Can Be Done to Address Scars or Birthmarks on the Skin?
At Remington Laser Dermatology Centre, Drs. Todd and Kent Remington see patients from the community of Calgary, AB who want to improve their skin’s health and appearance. Patients who are dealing with birthmarks may find them to be embarrassing, especially when they are large, dark, or highly visible on their face, neck, arms, and hands. However, with the use of today’s technology, patients with birthmarks and scars can reduce their appearance, allowing them to rebuild their self-confidence in both business and personal relationships.
What is a birthmark?
A birthmark is an area of discoloration on the skin that is often seen when a patient is born, hence the name “birthmark.” This discoloration is not painful or problematic, but may cause a patient to become socially anxious when the birthmark is visible. There are many types of birthmarks that a patient may have, and by getting a proper diagnosis as to the type of birthmark, Drs. Todd and Kent Remington can determine which laser therapy can be used to reduce their appearance. Some of the more common types of birthmarks include:
- Port wine stains
- Infantile hemangioma
- Salmon patches
- Café-au-lait spots
- Mongolian spots
- Nevus of Ota
Laser treatments are often used on birthmarks to help in breaking down the excess pigmentation that causes their appearance. This has been shown to be highly effective on various types of birthmarks, while others do not respond as well to treatment, such as Café-au-lait spots or Mongolian spots. Patients need to consult with a dermatologist to determine if their particular birthmark can be treated with laser therapies.
What type of scars can be treated with laser therapies?
Another benefit of laser therapies is the treatment of scarring. Surgical scars, trauma scars, and acne scars may be improved with laser light treatments. By resurfacing the skin with laser therapies, most patients will see a reduction in the visibility of their scars over the course of several treatments.
Schedule a consultation with our team today
If you are located in the area of Calgary, AB and are interested in learning more about treatment for scars and birthmarks, we invite you to call Remington Laser Dermatology Centre today at (403) 255-1633. We are always accepting new patients at our practice at 150-7220 Fisher Street SE.
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