Birthmarks come in many types, some are predominantly red in colour, others are predominantly brown.
Vascular birthmarks, such as port wine stains and other malformations, strawberry naevi (capillary haemangiomas or haemangiomas of infancy) and stork marks are quite commonly seen.
Whilst stork marks and many haemangiomas of infancy are often transient in nature, and will frequently resolve without the need for medical intervention, other vascular lesions may continue to grow and can be of significant distress to both the patient and the patient’s family.
At Skin Temple, we are able to treat vascular birthmarks using a combination of laser modalities, most often with the Coolglide laser. As there is a Medicare rebate for laser treatment of a birthmark, all treatments of birthmarks are performed by Dr Teska, and a series of treatments preceded by a test patch, will be required.
The exact cost will depend on the size of the birthmark and a quote can only be obtained by consulting Dr Teska.
Pigmented birthmarks are also very common in the general community, and often don’t require treatment unless they are very disfiguring or distressing to the patient. Again, the treatment is done with laser, though usually with the Medlite C6, and again it is a Medicare rebatable procedure requiring a series of treatments.
Pigmented birthmarks suitable for treatment include Naevus of Ota and Cafe au lait marks. Please contact us for an approximate estimate of treatment cost.
Why choose Skin Temple as your service provider?
Skin Temple is owned by an experienced female cosmetic physician, Dr Alicia Teska, with 13years of clinical cosmetic experience, including working with a cosmetic dermatologist. Dr Teska has also completed post-graduate studies in the field of Dermatology, gaining a Certificate in Dermatology from Monash University in 2005. All cosmetic injectable and laser procedures done at Skin Temple are performed only by trained, insured and experienced medical practitioners.