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Birthmarks: Complications of Port-Wine Stains

Port-wine stain (naevus flameus) birthmarks are named for their color. The color is similar to that of port wine. This type of birthmark belongs to a family of vascular disorders, in which the port wine color is created by the dilation of capillaries deep in the skin. Port-wine stains usually appear Continue Reading

Birthmarks: Complications of Port-Wine Stains

Port-wine stain (naevus flameus) birthmarks are named for their color. The color is similar to that of port wine. This type of birthmark belongs to a family of vascular disorders, in which the port wine color is created by the dilation of capillaries deep in the skin. Port-w ... Continue Reading

Birthmarks: Is Plastic Surgery Worth It?

Birthmarks are blemishes on the skin that affect around 10% of people. These types of skin lesions are benign and will very rarely turn into malignant growths. Birth marks may be removed through surgery, but there are also a few risks involved, which need to be recognized by the patient. Understandi ... Continue Reading

Birthmarks: Is Plastic Surgery Worth It?

Birthmarks are blemishes on the skin that affect around 10% of people. These types of skin lesions are benign and will very rarely turn into malignant growths. Birth marks may be removed through surgery, but there are also a few risks involved, which need to be recognized by ... Continue Reading

Birthmarks: Treatment of Port-Wine Stains

Birthmarks, also known as nevi, are one of medicine’s great mysteries. Although the phenomenon has been around for centuries, medical science has been unable to pinpoint any true cause of birthmarks other than genetics. Even without an identifiable cause, however, the most important element to und ... Continue Reading

Birthmarks: Treatment of Port-Wine Stains

Birthmarks, also known as nevi, are one of medicine’s great mysteries. Although the phenomenon has been around for centuries, medical science has been unable to pinpoint any true cause of birthmarks other than genetics. Even without an identifiable cause, however, the most ... Continue Reading

Birthmarks: What are Port-Wine Stains?

Port-wine stains are a type of vascular birthmarks. This type of birthmark consists of both superficial and much deeper blood vessels in the skin that result in a red or purple blotchy appearance. While a port-wine stain birthmark is not generally harmful, it may a symptom of a serious disease such ... Continue Reading

Birthmarks: What are Port-Wine Stains?

Port-wine stains are a type of vascular birthmarks. This type of birthmark consists of both superficial and much deeper blood vessels in the skin that result in a red or purple blotchy appearance. While a port-wine stain birthmark is not generally harmful, it may a symptom o ... Continue Reading

Complications of Hemangiomas Birthmarks

Birthmarks, like hemangioma, can occur in varying shapes and intensities. Some of the hemagniomas are quite minor and become increasingly less obvious as the individual ages. However, some hemangioamas are considered a serious problem at the first glance since it is obvious that they are permanent i ... Continue Reading

Complications of Hemangiomas Birthmarks

Birthmarks, like hemangioma, can occur in varying shapes and intensities. Some of the hemagniomas are quite minor and become increasingly less obvious as the individual ages. However, some hemangioamas are considered a serious problem at the first glance since it is obvious ... Continue Reading

Cost and Financing of Birthmarks Treatment

The majority of birthmarks do not require treatment, but in some cases treatment is necessary when a birthmark impedes breathing, speech or movement, or when the birthmark is large and leads to self-consciousness and emotional trauma. This happens most often with vascular birthmarks, which result fr ... Continue Reading

Cost and Financing of Birthmarks Treatment

The majority of birthmarks do not require treatment, but in some cases treatment is necessary when a birthmark impedes breathing, speech or movement, or when the birthmark is large and leads to self-consciousness and emotional trauma. This happens most often with vascular bi ... Continue Reading

Learning to Love Your Birthmarks

Birthmarks can occur any place on an individual’s body. While most birthmarks are unpredictable in their presence and location, they are usually unable to be removed. Birthmarks described as “port-wine” stains are very dark and almost impossible to cover or remove. Therefore, individuals havin ... Continue Reading

Learning to Love Your Birthmarks

Birthmarks can occur any place on an individual’s body. While most birthmarks are unpredictable in their presence and location, they are usually unable to be removed. Birthmarks described as “port-wine” stains are very dark and almost impossible to cover or remove. The ... Continue Reading

Myths and Facts about Birthmarks

Birthmarks are blemishes on the skin that appear at or after birth, hence their name. Most birthmarks are harmless or benign, and twice as many females in comparison to males have birthmarks. There are 2 types of birthmarks that appear on the skin, namely vascular and pigmented birthmarks. Myth: All Continue Reading

Myths and Facts about Birthmarks

Birthmarks are blemishes on the skin that appear at or after birth, hence their name. Most birthmarks are harmless or benign, and twice as many females in comparison to males have birthmarks. There are 2 types of birthmarks that appear on the skin, namely vascular and pigmen ... Continue Reading

Risk factors for Developing Birthmarks

While birthmarks appear unpredictably, there are certain factors that can increase the chances of them developing. These possibilities do not absolutely mean that birthmarks will develop or that the birthmark will be permanent. They are merely factors that increase the risk of developing birthmarks. Continue Reading

Risk factors for Developing Birthmarks

While birthmarks appear unpredictably, there are certain factors that can increase the chances of them developing. These possibilities do not absolutely mean that birthmarks will develop or that the birthmark will be permanent. They are merely factors that increase the risk ... Continue Reading

Symptoms of Birthmarks

Birthmarks often develop over time with very little forewarning. Sometimes, what appears to be a birthmark is a scar or a bruise from trauma at birth. Below is an explanation of the symptoms of birthmarks. Dark Colored Spots Dark colored spots are often indicative of a bruise, but can also be the de ... Continue Reading

Symptoms of Birthmarks

Birthmarks often develop over time with very little forewarning. Sometimes, what appears to be a birthmark is a scar or a bruise from trauma at birth. Below is an explanation of the symptoms of birthmarks. Dark Colored Spots Dark colored spots are often indicative of a bruis ... Continue Reading