Birthmarks in San Diego, CA
Birthmarks are common, typically benign discolorations of the skin that individualize who we are. With the help of dermatologist, Dr. Faryal Siddiqui, La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is proud to offer birthmark removal and other dermatologic treatments to men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California.
What are Birthmarks?
Birthmarks are common discolorations of the skin that appear when you’re born and typically stick with you for the long term. Birthmarks typically vary in size, shape, and color from person to person, making them an individualized characteristic for each patient. While some birthmarks may fade over time, it is also common for them to get darker and larger with age. For this reason, many of our patients wish to address and remove their birthmarks for a more even skin tone.
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What Causes Birthmarks?
To this day, it is still unknown why birthmarks appear on the skin. While there are theories that some birthmarks are genetic, there is no scientific way to originate how a patient obtained their birthmark.
How Do I Know if I Have Birthmarks?
Birthmarks can appear in many different forms. The most common birthmarks we see at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic include:
- Vascular Birthmarks. These birthmarks are generally caused by an accumulation of blood vessels in a single area. Common vascular birthmarks include hemangiomas and port-wine stains.
- Pigmented Birthmarks. These birthmarks are generally caused by an overabundance of pigmented cells in a single area. Common pigmented birthmarks include moles and café au lait spots.
If you believe you have one of these birthmarks and want to learn more about how you can address it, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Sidiqqui.
How Can I Address My Birthmarks?
Because everyone’s skin is different, each birthmark treatment will be tailored to the patient. Birthmark treatments may include one or more of our laser therapy treatments or surgical removal. During your private consultation, Dr. Siddiqui will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you address your birthmark and achieve the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve.
How Much Does Birthmark Removal Cost?
The cost of your birthmark treatments will vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic accepts coverage from most insurance plans. To get a more accurate estimate of your treatment cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation.
Get rid of your unwanted birthmarks and unleash your confidence. To learn more about birthmark treatments for men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California, contact us at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today to schedule a consultation.