What is a Birthmark?
Birthmarks are extremely common and usually harmless skin abnormalities present when a baby is born. It can be caused by a variety of different issues, including the grouping of blood vessels or an excess of pigmentation.
Types of Birth Marks
Birthmarks are classified into two main types Vascular and Pigmented.
This type of birthmark occurs when an area of skin has excess blood vessels that are irregular and bunched-up causing red patches of skin that do not grow normally. Some of the common vascular birthmarks are:
Pigmented birthmarks occur when an area of skin contains an excess of skin pigment, typically resulting in a patch of brownish skin. Some of the common pigmented birthmarks are:
Vascular birthmarks can be treated except for macular stains, which usually fade away on their own. Doctors might recommend the following treatment options:
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