What is it?
Any changing birthmark should be checked. Red birthmarks include vascular hemangiomas (also known as strawberry marks), congenital hemangiomas, which are pink or bluish in color and raised above the skin and may shrink away on their own or continue to grow. Port-Wine Stains are flat, vascular birthmarks that consist of dilated blood capillaries. They often enlarge over time and respond most effectively to laser. Brown birthmarks are present at birth and generally harmless, although larger ones are more likely to develop cancer.
How do we treat them?
Birthmarks are assessed for any signs of cancer or signs of associated internal problems. A biopsy on brown birthmarks may be necessary, to rule out skin cancer. Red birthmarks may respond to laser therapies, oral, or topical medications.