Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
My 14 year old sun has a brown birthmark on his neck . He is concious of it and hates it , how can i help him?
Brown birthmarks can usually be treated with lasers that are attracted to the melanin in the skin. They are easier to treat on those with fairer skins and harder on those with darker skins. The contrast between the normal skin and the difference in the melanin content is what allows the laser to specifically target a birthmark. For those in the paediatric population, we refer these to the Royal Children’s Hospital. Many of them will require intravenous sedation or a general anaesthetic prior to having laser treatment.