Flat brown or café au lait marks are usually present at birth and will slowly increase in size in proportion to the individual. Port wine stains are a congenital vascular malformation that appear as a red or purple patch. Typically these birthmarks are benign, but patients may choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons, especially when they appear on visible areas of the face or body. 

There are no creams or peels that diminish the appearance of these birthmarks. At ICLS we offer a number of different laser therapy options including the Ruby, Yag, Starwalker and Enlighten Pico lasers.


Before and After


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a birthmark a sign of?

  • Is having a birthmark rare?

  • Do birthmarks fade?