The lack of safe and effective treatments for red vascular birthmarks in children led to numerous advancements in laser technology.
Birthmarks, Hemangiomas, and Stretch Marks
Birthmarks and hemangiomas develop when blood vessels form in the skin, appearing as red, purple, or blue marks or growths anywhere on the body. Although most birthmarks are harmless, they can cause cosmetic concerns for many individuals. Additionally, growths near sensitive areas such as the eyes may pose problems.
Stretch marks occur when the skin is rapidly stretched over a short period, often during pregnancy or rapid weight gain. The stretched skin layers tear and are replaced by scar tissue, which typically appears as light pink or purplish threads on the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, breasts, and hips. Although they do not pose a health hazard, stretch marks can be a cosmetic issue for many people.