Birthmarks are medically harmless areas of excess pigmentation that form on the skin for unknown reasons. While they do not pose any kind of medical threat, they can be cosmetically frustrating. Certified Dermatology can help.
Types of Birthmarks
Birthmarks can take a number of forms and are typically unique from individual to individual. These are some of the most common types of birthmarks that can be addressed by the talented team here at Certified Dermatology.
- Brown birthmarks are typically areas of hyperpigmentation that look brownish in color. They can range in shade from light brown to darker brown.
- Vascular red spots are another common type of birthmark. These are sometimes called “port wine stains” and tend to be comprised of dilated blood capillaries on the face.
- Vascular birthmarks are the result of improperly formed blood vessels. They tend to be pink, purple, or reddish in color.