Most common birthmarks are either red (port-wine stains) or brown (congenital melanocytic naevi). Effect of such birthmarks on the confidence of the patients cannot be underestimated.
Can birthmarks be removed?
With advances in laser technology, port wine stains and congenital melanocytic naevi can be improved. Complete removal of birthmarks with lasers may not be possible.
As a general rule, sooner the treatment, better the response.
What are the other options?
Occasionally surgical excision or cosmetic camouflage may be a better option for some birthmarks.