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Treatments: PDL, Nd:YAG, KTP
These birthmarks present as wine-colored areas on the skin with or without swelling. They gradually enlarge for the first year of life and do not regress.
Laser treatment is possible at any age, yet the newer the birthmark, the more likely it is to completely eradicate the unpleasant color. Many treatments are often necessary to achieve results, and bruising can be expected with each treatment.
With darker skin types there may be a chance of lighter-color skin remaining at the site of the original birthmark. Scarring is extremely rare.