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Birthmarks, those unique and often perplexing skin formations, have intrigued both medical professionals and curious individuals for centuries.

While the exact reasons behind their formation remain largely unknown, Certified Dermatology of New Jersey is here to shed light on the different types of birthmarks and provide valuable insights into their creation.

Birthmark Formation

Birthmarks are essentially harmless areas of excess pigmentation that develop on the skin for reasons yet to be fully understood by the medical community. Despite their mysterious origins, these marks do not pose any significant medical threat, but they can be a source of cosmetic frustration for many individuals. Understanding the different types of birthmarks is the first step towards finding effective solutions, and Certified Dermatology stands ready to assist.

Common types of birthmarks include:

  • Brown Birthmarks: Areas of hyperpigmentation with a brownish hue. Vary in shade from light brown to darker brown.
  • Vascular Red Spots (Port Wine Stains): Comprised of dilated blood capillaries on the face. Also known as "port wine stains."
  • Vascular Birthmarks: Result from improperly formed blood vessels. Typically pink, purple, or reddish in color.

Understanding and Addressing Birthmarks

At Certified Dermatology, we recognize the impact birthmarks can have on an individual's confidence and self-esteem. Our commitment is not just to provide effective treatments but also to educate and empower our patients. Let's delve deeper into the process of birthmark formation and the role our dermatological experts play in addressing these concerns.

While the medical community has not pinpointed the exact reasons behind birthmark formation, several factors are believed to contribute to their development. These factors may include genetic predispositions, vascular irregularities, or other yet-to-be-identified elements.

Certified Dermatology encourages individuals to embrace their uniqueness but also offers solutions for those wishing to reduce birthmarks' appearance. Our team of experts understands the complexities of birthmarks and can guide you through personalized treatment plans.

Exploring Treatment Options

At Certified Dermatology, we prioritize your peace of mind. Our informative and warm initial appointments set the stage for a collaborative journey toward achieving your ideal look. We aim to address the cosmetic frustrations associated with birthmarks and provide you with a clear understanding of the treatment options available. Treatment options include:


  • Designed to address malformed veins.
  • A quick and easy procedure involving the injection of a substance to shrink and break down blood vessels causing visible birthmarks.

Laser Skin Resurfacing:

  • Utilizes advanced laser energy to address surface issues like hyperpigmentation.

  • Breaks up unwanted pigmentation without extensive downtime.

Certified Dermatology's approach involves creating customized treatment plans tailored to each individual's unique skin concerns. During an initial appointment at one of our conveniently located offices, our expert dermatological staff will take the time to understand your skin care needs and craft a personalized plan for you.

Looking Forward with Confidence

Understanding how birthmarks are created is the first step toward embracing your unique features or seeking solutions if you desire a change. Certified Dermatology is your trusted partner in this journey, offering a range of advanced treatments to help you achieve clearer and healthier-looking skin.

In conclusion, birthmarks may remain a mystery regarding their exact origins, but Certified Dermatology is here to demystify the process and offer practical solutions. Whether you embrace your birthmarks or seek treatment, our expert team of dermatologists is dedicated to providing the support and guidance you need for a confident and informed skincare journey.

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