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Red Birthmark Removal San Antonio, TX


Removal of Red Birthmarks

Texas Dermatology and Laser Specialists provides laser birthmark removal and vascular malformation treatment.

What are Red Birthmarks?

Red birthmarks are a vascular malformation, or an irregular growth of blood vessels. Developing before birth or shortly after, there are a variety of types of vascular birthmarks that differ in appearance.

Vascular Birthmark Types

  • Strawberry hemangioma – usually has a dark red appearance. Most commonly occurs on the face and neck, strawberry marks can also form on other parts of the body.
  • Salmon patch – has a flat surface that is made up of small pink spots. Very common among newborns, a salmon patch is also called stork bite. Salmon patches typically appear on the forehead, neck or face.
  • Port-wine stain – begins with a slight discoloration, changes to darker red or purple if left untreated. Also called nevus flammeus, a port-wine stain is most often located on the face. However port-wine stains can also cover large areas of the body.

Birthmark Treatment

These are just some of the most common types of birthmarks that we treat. Laser birthmark removal is effective for a variety of red birthmarks. We provide services for patients of all ages, including newborns and infants. A pediatric anesthesiologist is also available for cases that require a general anesthesia.

To make an appointment for laser birthmark removal or other dermatological services, call (210) 829-5180.

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