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MedLight Laser for Birthmarks
According
to folklore, a mother’s unsatisfied craving for strawberry during pregnancy can
be the cause of a baby’s strawberry birthmark. Interesting trivia, but the
simple truth is that nobody really knows what causes birthmarks.



A birthmark can have a
variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Some birthmarks are small and
inconspicuous. Others are large and unsightly. Some birthmarks fade or
completely disappear over time.  Others
do not fade and even darken or become larger with age.



MedLight Q-Switched Nd:YAG
laser therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for birthmarks. It is
used to lighten the appearance and reduce the bumpiness of port-wine stains and
other types of birthmarks that are close to the surface of the skin.

Port wine stains can be successfully
treated with MedLight Laser.
 


Port-wine stains are red or purple
marks that commonly affect the face and neck. They are caused by abnormal
bleeding of blood vessels in the affected area. If left untreated they may eventually
get darker.
Laser therapy for port-wine stains can have better results
when it is done at a young age.

After
laser therapy, the treated skin may have slight temporary bruising or crusting
for about 7 to 10 days. This is to be expected as it indicates that the laser
treatment is working. After that time, the skin will have some noticeable
fading.

Several
sessions of MedLight laser treatment maybe required depending on the size of
the birthmark.

It
is important to understand that not all types of birthmarks can be treated with
laser. In some cases, surgery maybe required. Visit one of our doctors for your
free consultation
if
you would like to learn more about MedLight Q-switched laser treatments.
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This column was published in the Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Section on December 9, 2014. The author is the CEO of SkinStation. He
received the 2011 Outstanding Chemist Award from Professional
Regulation Commission (PRC) for his achievements in the field of
cosmetic chemistry. Skin Smart aims to clarify facts and myths on skin
care. Send your questions and comments to info@skinstation.ph.
  

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