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Types of Birthmarks

Cafe-au-Lait Spot
Cafe-au-Lait Spot

Cafe-au-lait spots may be a normal type of birthmark, but the presence of several cafe-au-lait spots larger than a quarter may occur in neurofibromatosis (a genetic disorder that causes abnormal cell growth of nerve tissues). There is no known way to prevent birthmarks.

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Hemangiomas
Hemangiomas

What Is the Treatment for Hemangiomas and Red Birthmarks? Many capillary birthmarks such as salmon patches and strawberry hemangiomas are temporary and require no treatment. For permanent lesions, concealing cosmetics may be helpful. Oral corticosteroids can reduce the size of a hemangioma that is growing rapidly and obstructing vision or vital structures. A new and very promising treatment ...

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Moles
Moles

People often call these birthmarks "beauty marks." But not all moles are birthmarks. Moles usually are small, round brown spots (no bigger than about the size of a pencil eraser), but they sometimes can be larger and can be different colors.

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Mongolian Spots
Mongolian Spots

Mongolian blue spots fall into this category of birthmarks. Other types of pigmented birthmarks may be associated with health risks, but Mongolian blue spots aren’t. Other types of pigmented birthmarks may be associated with health risks, but Mongolian blue spots aren’t.

Port Wine Stains
Port Wine Stains

Port-wine stains are birthmarks that look like someone spilled wine on the skin. About 3 out of every 1,000 children are born with this pink-to-reddish mark. You'll see port-wine stains most often on faces, heads, arms, or legs.

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Salmon Patches
Salmon Patches

The birthmarks are caused by expansions (dilations) in tiny blood vessels called capillaries. When a salmon patch occurs on the face, it is often called an angel kiss, and when it occurs on the back of the neck, it is known as a stork bite. These types of birthmarks are very common, and at least 7 in 10 infants will be born with one or more salmon patches. Angel kisses tend to fade by age 1 ...

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