Birthmarks

Birthmarks come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Most birthmarks are benign and do not need any specific treatment other than periodic observation to make sure there is no significant change. Surgical treatment of birthmarks is usually indicated when they create a significant cosmetic deformity or when the diagnosis is worrisome or uncertain. An initial evaluation with a board-certified dermatologist will guide treatment and monitor birthmarks for unusual features. A board-certified plastic surgeon is crucial in evaluating patients needing excision and/or reconstruction, especially in cosmetically sensitive areas of the body.

Dr. Panossian has a wealth of experience in the treatment and diagnosis of all types of birthmarks and can offer guidance on caring for you or your child. Arrange for a consultation today to take care of that unsightly or worrisome birthmark.

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