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  Birthmark Treatments
Most vascular birthmarks are not inherited, nor are they caused by anything that happens to the mother during pregnancy.
It's very important that a baby with a vascular birthmark be examined by a dermatologist as early as possible, so that a correct diagnosis can be made and the need for treatment discussed.
The port-wine stain is another type of vascular birthmark that occurs in 3 in 1,000 infants.
www.cosmeticskin.com /skin-birthmarks.shtml   (1441 words)

 What's a Birthmark?
Birthmarks get their name for one simple reason: They are marks that are present on the skin of a lot of newborn babies!
A baby can develop birthmarks either before he or she is born or soon after birth.
Lots of newborns have these birthmarks on the back of the neck (where they're called stork bites) or between the eyebrows (where they're called angel kisses).
www.kidshealth.org /kid/talk/qa/birthmark.html   (548 words)

 Venous Malformation (Cavernous Hemangioma): Diagnosis and Treatment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
However, a rare form of venous malformation (birthmark) called "Glomangioma" or "Glomovenous malformation" is an autosomal dominant disorder that is characterized by multiple, often tender, blue nodular skin venous malformations.
The diagnosis of a venous malformation (vascular birthmark) is usually straightforward at clinical examination, although indeterminate lesions are usually confirmed with imaging studies.
The diagnosis of a gastrointestinal venous malformation (gastrointestinal vascular birthmark) is problematic.
www.birthmarks.us /vm.htm   (1313 words)

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Birthmark removal offers a solution to people who are self-conscious about their appearance and even help reduce the possibility of health risks associated with certain moles.
People who feel their birthmarks may cause risks to their health constitute as qualified candidates for the procedure, as would those who are bothered by the appearance of birthmarks.
The costs for birthmark removal vary depending on the method used and the size of the area to be treated.
www.cosmeticsurgery.com /research/cosmetic-surgery/Birthmark-Removal   (1673 words)

 Howstuffworks "What is a birthmark?"
Red birthmarks are caused by blood vessels very close to the surface of the skin, and are also called vascular birthmarks.
The birthmark commonly known as a port-wine stain is a flat hemangioma or nevus flammeus.
Pigmented birthmarks are areas of skin where the color is different from the color of the rest of the skin.
health.howstuffworks.com /question628.htm   (547 words)

 Birthmark Summary
Birthmarks are benign (noncancerous) skin growths composed of rapidly growing or poorly formed blood vessels or lymph vessels.
A birthmark is a blemish on the skin formed before birth.
The cause of birthmarks is unknown, but may include cellular damage due to radiation or chemicals.
www.bookrags.com /Birthmark   (1293 words)

 Birthmarks-Topic Overview
Birthmarks are colored marks on the skin that are present at birth or develop shortly after birth.
Some birthmarks appear on the surface of the skin; some are raised above the surface of the skin; and some are located under the skin.
Birthmarks that are found on internal organs always need treatment and may be associated with more serious problems.
www.webmd.com /skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/Birthmarks-Topic-Overview   (659 words)

 My daughters birthmark
The birthmark grew inside of her, it grew inside of her esophagus (throat), in her chest, neck, and her head.
She was put on steroids to help reduce the growing of the birthmark and she had five laser surgeries to remove the growth inside of her esophagus.
She is scheduled for cosmetic surgery this summer to repair some of the scarring that the birthmark left on her face and neck.
members.tripod.com /~firestorm72   (708 words)

 Beckman Laser Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Abnormal vascular skin lesions, or birthmarks, are treated with a pulsed dye laser which produces a beam of yellow light that passes harmlessly through the translucent layers of the skin and specifically heats the red blood vessels causing the lesion.
In this birthmark, there is an overproduction of melanocytes under the skin that carry a dark pigment.
Although birthmarks like the port wine stain and Nevus of Ota are medically progressive conditions and they can cause psychological harm, treatment is not covered by all health insurance plans.
archive.bli.uci.edu /medical/birthmarks.html   (704 words)

 Laser Birthmark Removal
Birthmarks are splotches on the skin that vary in size, shape and color.
Laser birthmark removal procedures are usually done at an in-office appointment or in a doctor’s surgical suite, depending on the intensity of the treatment required.
Birthmark removal is done for many reasons, from the patient’s dislike of their appearance to facets of more severe medical problems, like increased risk of glaucoma or seizures if the birthmark is on, above or near the eye area.
health.learninginfo.org /laser-birthmark-removal.htm   (878 words)

 birthmark Search Results From Healthline
A birthmark is skin marking present at birth that ranges in color from brown or fl to bluish or blue-gray.
Birthmarks are areas of discolored and raised spots found on the skin.
Birthmarks, including angiomas and vascular malformations, are benign (noncancerous) skin growths composed of rapidly growing or poorly formed blood vessel...
www.healthline.com /search?q1=birthmark   (300 words)

 project description   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The birthmark™ DNA capsule provides the service of archiving an individual's original DNA, before any modifications are performed.
The first DNA batch is kept intact and stored in the birthmark™ titanium capsule to be implanted into the child at birth.
When implanted, birthmark is nearly invisible to the eye but it is there, much in the same way that fingerprints are there, as an identifying marker that it unique to the individual.
www.core77.com /challenge/memory/pages/7desc.htm   (300 words)

 Birthmark definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Birthmark: A persistent visible mark on the skin that is evident at birth or shortly thereafter.
A birthmark is often due to a nevus (a mole) or an hemangioma (a localized collection of small blood vessels).
Birthmarks that are pink or red are commonly capillary hemangiomas -- collections of tiny blood vessels -- that are most evident when the baby cries.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=14486   (214 words)

 Birthmarks: Hemangioma & Vascular Malformations - Expert Opinion & Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
: Vascular anomalies (birthmarks) include hemangiomas (infantile hemangioma, rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma, intramuscular hemangioma, non-involuting congenital hemangiomas and kaposiform hemangioendothelioma) and vascular malformations.
Vascular malformations (vascular birthmarks) are grouped as high-flow malformations (arteriovenous malformation or AVM, arteriovenous fistula or AVF) and low-flow malformations (venous malformation, lymphatic malformation or cystic hygroma, port-wine stain or capillary malformation).
Such information is not complete and should not be used as a substitute for a consultation or visit with your physician or other health care provider.
www.birthmarks.us   (601 words)

 The President's Council on Bioethics: Birthmark
While he is wooing her, he is not troubled by her birthmark, which resembles a tiny red hand in the center of her left cheek.
Later, she reflects that even if she could survive the erasure of her birthmark and be perfect, as Aylmer hopes, she would "satisfy his highest and deepest conception" only briefly, because for him, "each instant required something that was beyond the scope of the instant before." Yet Georgiana loves and admires her husband.
As the last crimson tint of the birthmark — that sole token of human imperfection — faded from her cheek, the parting breath of the now perfect woman passed into the atmosphere, and her soul, lingering a moment near her husband, took its heavenward flight.
www.bioethics.gov /bookshelf/birthmark.html   (6295 words)

 The President's Council on Bioethics: Hawthorne Short Story: "The Birthmark"
Masculine observers, if the birthmark did not heighten their admiration, contented themselves with wishing it away, that the world might possess one living specimen of ideal loveliness without the semblance of a flaw.
He had fancied himself with his servant Aminadab, attempting an operation for the removal of the birthmark; but the deeper went the knife, the deeper sank the hand, until at length its tiny grasp appeared to have caught hold of Georgiana's heart; whence, however, her husband was inexorably resolved to cut or wrench it away.
As the last crimson tint of the birthmark -- that sole token of human imperfection -- faded from her cheek, the parting breath of the now perfect woman passed into the atmosphere, and her soul, lingering a moment near her husband, took its heavenward flight.
www.bioethics.gov /background/birthmark.html   (5652 words)

 Vascular Birthmark - Port-wine Stain & Strawberry Mark Birthmark
Vascular birthmark is a skin discoloration caused by clusters of blood vessels that are formed shortly after birth.
Strawberry marks tend to shrink in size and decrease in numbers without any treatment by the age of 7 to 9 years, whereas port-wine stain may or may not fade away.
Treatments for these birthmarks are usually done when they occur over the eye, mouth, nose, or ear, and are interfering with vision, breathing, or hearing.
www.healthinplainenglish.com /health/skin/birthmark/index.htm   (147 words)

 Vascular Anomalies Center
Approximately, ten percent of all children born in the United States are born with a vascular birthmark.
While many of these birthmarks will disappear within a few years of age, about ten percent of these children have a birthmark that will require the opinion of a specialist.
They are vascular birthmarks that usually appears within the first few weeks of birth, some may even be seen as a small red mark or bruise at birth.
www.birthmarks.org /info.asp   (2017 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'L.A. Style' editor erasing birthmark's stigma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Many people with port wine stains develop glaucoma if the birthmark is on the eyelids, which mine is. Luckily I have not developed this problem.
Davidow says she was fortunate that when her birthmark was progressing and becoming pebbled and bleeding, doctors began experimenting with the first lasers.
As you get older, the reason why the birthmark changes from light pink to darker red or purple is because the blood vessels gradually become more dilated.
www.usatoday.com /news/health/spotlighthealth/2003-08-08-birthmark_x.htm   (1304 words)

 Birthmark Removal Pictures - Before & After Photos
She was placed on steroids for several months to slow its growth and hopefully prevent it from affecting her vision.
Description: LaserPro Cosmetics' method of birthmark removal and mole removal is so safe and effective even for the youngest of candidates.
This patient's birthmark was removed with no complications during both pre-excision and post-excision.
www.locateadoc.com /gallery.cfm/Action/List/ProcedureID/61   (658 words)

 Children skin care - Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
There are three types of vascular birthmarks: salmon patches, hemangiomas, and port-wine birthmarks or stains.
These birthmarks may be red and raised, or bluish in color, and can be found anywhere on the body.
Treatment may be recommended for children who have more than one hemangioma, who have exceptionally large birthmarks, or whose birthmark threatens to interfere with vision, hearing, breathing, hand function or is on the lip, ear or nose, or in the diaper area.
www.ynhh.org /pediatrics/prevention/children_skin_care.html   (2771 words)

 Birthmark Removal
If you have noticeable birthmarks, beauty marks or areas of discolored and/or raised skin on your face, arms, or other places, and you want to restore your skin to its original beauty, giving you the clear skin you've always wanted, then you'll want to treat your birthmarks with our Miracle Cure™ Duo remedy.
What's more, our skin protector can be of special help when added to your birthmark treatment, especially if you have sensitive skin, dry skin, older skin blemishes or colored skin blemishes.
First, you'll want to start with one birthmark blemish or a small patch of birthmarks no larger than 1-inch in diameter.
www.blemish-be-gone.com /birthmarkremoval-p-10.html   (399 words)

 Symptoms of Birthmark - WrongDiagnosis.com
Note that Birthmark symptoms usually refers to various symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Birthmark signs may refer to those signs only noticable by a doctor:
This signs and symptoms information for Birthmark has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Birthmark signs or Birthmark symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Birthmark may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /b/birthmark/symptoms.htm   (417 words)

 Term-Papers.us - Birthmark - Hawthorne
Symbol: The actual birthmark is one of the most prominent uses of symbol in his story.
Hawthorne writes I have sometimes produced a singular and not unpleasing effect...by imagining a train of incidents in which the spirit and mechanism of the fairyland should be combined with the characters and manners of familiar life.
Another reference to the fantasy world in the Birthmark was Aylmer’s statement to Georgiana when he caught her reading his large folio containing all of his potions.
www.term-papers.us /ts/da/exw176.shtml   (679 words)

 Newbody.com - Birthmark Removal
Lasers are used to treat birthmarks or discoloration of the skin that are close to the surface of the skin.
During treatment, short bursts of laser light are aimed at the birthmark in order to shrink it, lighten it or cause it to stop growing.
This procedure is used in specific cases to irritate the blood vessels and blood cells enough to shrink the mass of the birthmark.
www.newbody.com /MedicalProcedure.aspx?MedicalProcedureId=1   (436 words)

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There are various types of birthmarks and there are various options in how they can be removed, including laser surgery or surgical excision.
While birthmarks can be removed in order to enhance appearance and improve self-esteem, they may also be removed in order to reduce the possibility of health risks from occurring.
You can also learn more about birthmark removal in our “Research” section, including a more detailed description on the various techniques a doctor can use to remove a birthmark and the different types of birthmarks.
www.cosmeticsurgery.com /essential_facts/cosmetic-surgery/Birthmark-Removal   (349 words)

 Welcome to the Birthmark Support Group - Home, helping people with a birthmark or birthmarks, port wine stain, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
It was set up by parents of children with birthmarks in December 1998 at the suggestion of Drs Harper and Syed from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
The word Birthmark is a common term used to describe the various birthmark types of which port wine stain, haemangioma and congenital melanocytic naevus are all examples.
Provide support and information to anyone who has a birthmark, and to support not only the person with the birthmark, but the whole family.
www.btinternet.com /~birthmarksupportgroup/home.htm   (374 words)

 Birthmark | med Family | Medicine for the Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
If the hemangioma starts to bleed, it should be treated like any other injury--clean the area with soap and water or hydrogen peroxide and apply a gauze bandage.
It is sometimes called a nevus flammeus, or capillary hemangioma, but it should not be confused with a hemangioma.
Through research, dermatologists are learning more about the causes and treatments of all types of vascular birthmarks.
www.medfamily.org /medArticle147.html   (1455 words)

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