Birthmarks can be flat or raised, have regular or irregular borders, and have different shades of colouring from brown, tan, black, or pale blue to pink, red, or purple. The two main types of birthmarks are differentiated by their causes.
One in ten babies is born with or develops birthmarks. Here are the facts on the six most common kinds, and treatment options.
Most birthmarks are harmless. But in rare cases, complications can occur that need to be treated. This risk increases with the size of the birthmark the larger it is, the greater the risk.
Coping with a birthmark whether it is your own, your child's, or another family member is not always easy. It can often be a long journey, with your own feelings and emotions to cope with as well as other people's reactions.
Moles and freckles, dark spots on the skin caused by extra-pigmented skin cells, are both common occurrences in the skin. The fastest way to tell the difference between the two is to feel the area. Moles are often raised while freckles tend to be ...