Can cafe-au-lait removal on Asian Indian skin cause hypo pigmentation/ any other issues?

Can these birthmarks be successfully removed from Asian Indian skin with no side effects? Is it recommended to treat them earlier on in life (as babies/children) or in adulthood?

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Knowing When to Treat--Cafe Au Lait Birthmark Removal, Lasers (tattoo)

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This can be treated by tattoo laser, sometimes they recur however, which may effect the decision as to when to remove. I suggest seeing an expert for treatment options.  Best, Dr. Emer.

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