Seems no two birthmarks are alike, some are liked and others disliked. Some are targeted for removal, while others are targeted for branding.
Birthmarks, whether present at birth or crop up soon after, are unique as the individual who has them. Variances in size, shape, color and location is a production unmatched.
For a cause unknown, these skin markings are classified as vascular or pigmented. Vascular birthmarks are abundant or abnormal blood vessels, whereas pigmented birthmarks are the aftermath of pigment cell overgrowth.
Strawberry and port wine birthmarks are vascular.
Strawberry marks are red, purple or bluish, and slightly raised. Usually disappearing before a child’s age reaches double digits. Corticosteroids or laser removal are most often forms of treatment for strawberry looking birthmarks.
Port wine birthmarks look like spilled wine on your skin. These marks don’t fade with age, instead they tend to grow and darken. Vascular laser removal can work for many to lighten or completely clear their wine appearance marks.
Congenital nevus are moles present at birth, a common pigmented birthmark. These also last a lifetime. Mole removal can be laser, shaving, dry ice or excision.
Laser removal is not a treatment option for deep moles. Excision, or cutting out your mole, is the method used. However, cutting removal has the risk of scarring.
Some claim OTC mole removal treatments worked for them.