Have it been a hindrance full of a look on the mirror reflection of yours, or somehow the mark given by almighty has been bugging you. The birthmarks were given to you, not by choice, and you have the least control over it. The magical part about it, it grew with time. The American Academy of Dermatology has claimed that almost every infant is born with one and if not sooner after the birth one will appear.
Having it on your body like a shield or getting it removed is solely an individual’s choice and no one can justify it better than you. Before coming to conclusions, we must understand about “BIRTHMARKS”.
Let’s get into the classifications:
One of the types is like a strawberry mark. The amazement of such marks is they usually appear in the first week of life and disappear before you turn 10. The look of the marks are usually red and lofted and can appear anywhere in the body but more often found on the scalp, chest, back, and face. You can never predict or look for the signs of it growing but can expect in the early months of childbirth. The bigger one can even deform the skin.
Technically, their occurrence is because of the endothelial cells which would line the blood vessels into developing irregularly into a root-like tangled bunch of abnormal vessels filled with blood.
A bit on a difficult side of pronunciation but can also be called the “SALMON PATCHES” or if you want to refer it as an “ANGEL KISSES”, sounds like coming from a fantasy land? They look thin and flat and mostly appear on the back of the neck, the forehead, the upper lip, the upper eyelids, or between the eyebrows. The good news about them is they usually fade away in a few years. Dilating of blood vessels causes abnormal capillary groupings near the skin surface.
Port Wine Stains:
An abnormal dilation of capillaries on the skin tissue becomes tangled causing a purple or deep red discoloration of the skin to appear. Their inception is pink but with due course of time, they may change their color to a purple or dark red. UK’s National Health Service says that 3 out of 1000 babies are born with such birthmark. The research says that the infants born with port wine stains on their eyelid need medical attention as it may suggest of them suffering from Sturge-Weber Syndrome, an abnormality of the brain.
Cafe Au Lait Spots:
Looks like a coffee stain on a tablecloth, mostly smooth-round and oval shaped. Most of the babies are born with such birthmark and can be found on legs, buttocks or in the upper body. They are harmless and usually, people leave it the way they are.
Congenital Melanocytic Nevus:
Unlike the other birthmarks, these little spots are the matter of concern. One of the features you found in such marks would be “LUMPY” and “RAISED”. Visually the better part of them is they don’t grow with the body so, with time when the body grows old, they out throw the mark in size. In the age of puberty, a hair growth in them can be witnessed and if not much but there is a low risk of cancer which is directly proportional to the size of the spot.
Mostly found in the babies from East Africa, Turkey, and East Asia and can be seen in Native American Descents too. A dark blue-grey patch like that of bruise you get during the birth and disappear in the upcoming years. They can be either one large patch like a continent on a map or can be found like small spots spread all over.
Finally, if you have decided to get rid of it, there two ways of doing it.
- PLASTIC SURGERY
- LASER TREATMENT
Plastic Surgeries are recommended by the pediatrician in cases where the skin has deformed or stretched leaving behind space which showed the presence of something missing. Whereas Laser treatment is most widely practiced and is time effective. The patients do not get affected by any sort of time bindings or special bed rest holidays. And there are ways today to make it absolutely painless by using numbing creams like NumbSkin Topical Anesthetic Cream which on an application would numb the applied area without any side effects and you may carry on with your procedures. Look for a good dermatologist and discuss well with history reports and start with all researches and discuss the effective time available so you can schedule and prepare yourself for a mark-free persona.