Around how much would it cost to get a largish, dark brown birthmark removed?
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Navevus spilus or speckled lentiginous navevi
This type of birthmark can be difficult to treat as the prognosis is unpredictable. The lighter tanned mark is that of a CALM. Using a 532 Q switch laser can reduce the appearance of the Cafe Au Lait Macule. 50% respond, of which 30-50% recur. The darker areas may represent lentigines (freckles), or moles. If the later- much harder to treat. The standard of management for this is to document, photograph, and follow up.
Laser can certainly be attempted.
All the best.
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, surgical and aesthetic dermatologist
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