Condition: Birth Marks

Condition: Birth Marks

What is Birthmarks?

Birthmarks are discolorations on the skin that occur at birth or within the first few weeks of life. They’re typically cancer-free.


They can appear on any part of your body or face. Birthmarks come in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and appearances. Some are permanent, while others may grow in size over time. Others totally vanish. Although most birthmarks are innocuous, some do signal a medical problem. Birthmarks may be eliminated for aesthetic purposes in some cases.

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What causes a birthmark?

Birthmarks are not linked to unsatisfied food desires, contrary to popular belief. Birthmarks aren’t caused by anything a pregnant woman does or doesn’t do over the course of her pregnancy. It is uncertain what causes birthmarks to appear.

Some birthmarks are hereditary and run in families but most aren’t. Gene mutations are responsible for a small percentage of cases. Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is an uncommon disease that affects certain newborns born with port-wine stains. This disease is produced by a genetic mutation that isn’t passed on through the generations. Birthmarks refer to skin spots that are apparent at birth or shortly afterward. Marks on your skin such as moles may occur later on in life but aren’t considered birthmarks.

Birthmark types

There are many types of Birthmarks, but here is few for example:

  • Moles.
  • Cafe-au-lait spot.
  • Mongolian spots.
  • Salmon patches.
  • Hemangiomas.
  • Port-wine stains.


The majority of birthmarks are harmless and do not need to be removed. Because of their look, certain birthmarks can be unsettling. Other birthmarks, such as hemangiomas or moles, might raise your chance of developing medical problems including skin cancer. A dermatologist should keep an eye on these birthmarks, and they may need to be removed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Acne can be caused by a number of factors. Acne can be hereditary, it can be hormonal, and it can be caused by a testosterone increase during puberty. It is also possible for acne to be caused by certain medications, some makeup products, and even wearing items of clothing or accessories that place pressure on a specific area of the skin – wearing a headband for instance.

Smoking is also said to cause acne in older people. Whatever the underlying reasons as to why you have acne, it all results in one thing – hair follicles becoming blocked by sebum from surrounding sebaceous glands, and dead skin cells. These plugged hair follicles can either turn into whiteheads or blackheads, and if the (usually) harmless bacteria that lives on our skin then infects the follicles, you can even experience cysts, papules, nodules or pustules. None of which are any fun for the person having to deal with them.

Our skincare experts take time to get to know and understand your acne concerns and issues, and only then will they make an informed decision as to which acne treatment is the best for you. That could be:

  • lightfusion™ Light Therapy
  • Skin Peels
  • Pixel Laser Resurfacing

You do not need to stop wearing makeup if you have acne. However, you should wear makeup that is non-comedogenic. This means that it doesn’t block the pores.

Not necessarily. As mentioned above, acne can be caused by a number of triggers, and however much you clean your face it’s not going to affect how crazy your hormones are being. Sometimes, cleaning your face too much can even contribute to acne as it can aggravate spots.

Furthermore, using alcohol-based cleansers can dry your skin out and this isn’t a good thing as far as acne is concerned. Despite what you may think, and even if you feel like you have excessively oily skin, it’s still important to use a moisturiser – just make sure you opt for a non-comedogenic one.

Everyone is different, but acne – more often than not – does eventually go away. For many, it’s puberty that can kick things off and acne often settles down when puberty does. However, acne can sometimes persist into your adult years.

That said, our skincare specialists have worked with many clients who wanted their acne to disappear and felt like they had tried everything. As you will see from our success stories and testimonials, we have had hugely positive and effective results.

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