Birthmark Treatments Springfield MO

Find top doctors who perform Birthmark Treatments in Springfield, MO. Whether you’re seeking treatment or looking to schedule a preventative screening, we can connect you with the best dermatologists near you in Springfield, MO.

Local Businesses

Naugle, Craig W – Ozarks Dermatology Specialists

(417) 889-3332
3850 S National Ave Ste 705
Springfield, MO 65807

Michael Allen Gentry

1722 S Glenstone Ave Ste K
Springfield, MO 65804

Michael Swann – Ozarks Dermatology Specialists

(417) 889-3332
3808 S Greystone Ct
Springfield, MO 65804

Daphne K Anderson

(417) 875-3462
1001 E Primrose St
Springfield, MO 65807

Missouri Eye Institute

2820 Napoleon Ave
Springfield, MO 65804

William Steven Hughes

(417) 820-9330
1229 E Seminole St
Springfield, MO 65804

Laughlin, Catherine

1001 E Primrose St 3Rd Floor
Springfield, MO 65807

Keith Alan La Ferriere

1965 S Fremont Ave
Springfield, MO 65804

Darrel Duane Domann

3555 S National Ave
Springfield, MO 65807

Michael Allen Gentry

(417) 883-8162
1722 S Glenstone Ave – Suite K
Springfield, MO 65804

Carla Garrison

1335 E Independence St Ste B
Springfield, MO 65804

Price, Carl L – Ferrell-Duncan Ear Nose & Thrt

(417) 875-3000
1636 Toledano St
Springfield, MO 65805

Everlasting Secrets Llc

(417) 818-0404
533 Bolivar St Ste 566
Springfield, MO 65802

William Reynolds

(417) 823-9777
1240 East Independence Suite 100
Springfield, MO 65804

Domann Darrell

1001 East Primrose Street
Springfield, MO 65807

Thomas Patrick Lynch

3850 S National Ave
Springfield, MO 65807

Morrow, Norman

1531 E Bradford Pkwy Ste 215
Springfield, MO 65804

Gene Schoonmaker

3231 S National Ave
Springfield, MO 65807

Catherine L Laughlin

(417) 875-3462
1001 E Primrose St
Springfield, MO 65807

Carla Garrison Kester

1335 E Independence St
Springfield, MO 65804

Birthmark Treatments FAQ in Springfield, MO

What is a birthmark a symbol of?

Georgiana’s birthmark symbolizes mortality. According to the narrator, every living thing is flawed in some way, nature’s way of reminding us that every living thing eventually dies.

What causes brown birthmarks?

Pigmented birthmarks are caused by an overgrowth of the cells that produce color in our skin. There are three types of pigmented birthmarks: café-au-lait spots, moles and Mongolian spots. Pigmented birthmarks can be flat or raised with regular or irregular borders and color that ranges from brown to black to blue.

Does IPL get rid of birthmarks?

IPL treatments close off the blood vessels forming the birthmark that eventually causes it to fade. They also work on flat pigmented birthmarks, but not on raised birthmarks.

Should birthmarks be removed?

Many birthmarks do not require surgical intervention and either shrink and fade on their own or respond well to medication or laser therapy. However, our dermatologists may recommend surgery for some types of birthmarks.

Are birthmarks genetic?

Some birthmarks are hereditary and run in families, but most aren’t. Very occasionally, some are caused by gene mutations. For example, some babies born with a type of birthmark called port-wine stains (because they look similar to a splash of wine) may have a rare condition called Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome.

Why do birthmarks suddenly appear?

Researchers are not sure why moles suddenly appear later in life. Most that do are benign and occur likely because of age, prescription drug use, sunburn or extensive sun exposure and genetic mutations. Any mole that appears and looks unordinary can be a cause for concern.

Can I tattoo over birthmark?

In short, the answer to your question is yes — you can get a tattoo over a birthmark. There are tattoo artists all over the country who will willingly allow you to put a tattoo over any part of your body, no matter the issues it may cause down the road.

Is there a cream to remove birthmarks?

Timolol. Another medication that can shrink a birthmark, such as a hemangioma, is Timolol. Unlike propranolol, it is applied topically to the birthmark.

How can I remove birthmarks naturally?

Natural birthmark removal methods Dab a few drops of lemon juice on the birthmark, leave it for at least 20 minutes, wash it off with warm water and then dry your skin off with a clean towel. Repeat this process at least three times a day until the birthmark has faded.

When should I be worried about my birthmark?

Because port wine stains and certain hemangiomas can be disfiguring and embarrassing for children, Rozell-Shannon advises parents to consult with a vascular birthmarks specialist if their child’s birthmark has gotten larger or darker, or isn’t diminishing on its own.

Why do birthmarks get bigger?

These birthmarks form when skin cells produce an excess of melanin, which is the body’s natural pigment. Café-au-lait birthmarks generally don’t fade and may get bigger or darker over time. Most are harmless.

Can dermatologist help with birthmark?

Your dermatologist will tell you what to look for. This allows you to treat the birthmark only if treatment becomes necessary. This can be an effective approach for a strawberry hemangioma, a type of birthmark that can grow quickly.

Can you freeze off a birthmark?

Freezing — Liquid nitrogen can be sprayed or swabbed onto the mole. This freezes the mole’s cells and they die. The mole will peel off in a week or two. Burning — An electric current that heats a wire can be used to burn off moles.

Do birthmarks get worse?

Most birthmarks are not serious, and some go away on their own. Some stay the same or get worse as you get older. Usually birthmarks are only a concern for your appearance. But certain types can increase your risk of skin cancer.