Birthmark removal is typically a surgical procedure that permanently removes skin discolorations that appear at birth. Although usually not a medical issue, birthmarks can pose cosmetic concerns that can be easily remedied.
Is Birthmark Removal
right for you ?
If you have a birthmark that poses a cosmetic concern, your surgeon will provide a comprehensive exam and discuss your goals to understand if this procedure is right for you during your initial consultation.
A patient care concierge will guide you through the entire consultation process, which can be attended in person or virtually. During the consultation, your surgeon will learn about your goals, answer any questions, and perform an examination to create a personalized surgical plan. You will then be matched with a surgical coordinator who will walk you through each step of the preoperative process.
The specific methods used in your birthmark removal will vary based on the size and depth of the marking. Once removed, a special layered suturing technique minimizes tension on the incision during the healing process, allowing for minimal scarring. This technique is especially beneficial for noticeable treatment locations, like the face.
If the marking looks suspicious in any way, a sample will be sent for biopsy. Rest assured that since the mark is completely removed at the time of the excision, even a detected malignancy will have been effectively treated.
This minimally invasive procedure requires minor recovery. Your surgeon will provide detailed postoperative instructions and closely monitor your healing and recovery in the weeks following surgery.