Brief Overview Of Birthmarks
You must have noticed birthmarks in babies; this can be in the form of a lump, patch or spot that appears different from the rest of the skin. You might notice this when the baby is born, or in some cases, it might appear shortly after birth.
Birthmarks differ in shapes and colours — it might appear as a flat or raised mark which might cover a large area of your baby’s skin or it might appear as the size of a pinhead.
The colours of birthmarks vary; they can be brown, pink, tan, red or any other colour. Some birthmarks can look like a bruise or a stain on the skin. Birthmarks are very common; it is estimated that 3 to 10% of babies are born with a birthmark called hemangioma. Other types of birthmarks are less common, and this includes the port-wine stain.
Some birthmarks can fade on their own. An example of this is the hemangioma or salmon patch while the others remain for life, such as a mole. A baby can be born with a mole, and it can also appear on the skin shortly after birth.
At Clearskin London, our dermatologist London can help to carry out necessary birthmark checks for your kids and offer suitable treatment if necessary. Do not hesitate to put a call across to us on 020 71833648. We will be happy to hear from you.
Why We Should Examine your Baby’s Birthmark
It is a wise decision to visit a dermatology clinic London to check your baby’s birthmarks even though most of them are harmless but in some cases, what is thought of as a birthmark can be the first sign of skin disease.
It is also possible that the harmless birthmark on your baby can grow quickly, and this can be very scary. When we see your baby’s birthmark, we will know what will happen and tell you what to watch out for. This will help to keep your mind at ease.
Some birthmarks could also be a sign that something is going on inside your baby’s body. Book an appointment with us as soon as you notice the birthmark, and we will tell you what to expect.
Our trained dermatologist London will also let you know if treatment is needed if it is a birthmark or skin condition. We will work closely with you to give you the best professional help.