Birthmark Removal in Plymouth

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Your Trusted Birthmark Removal Clinic in Plymouth

Birthmarks can be distressing and can erode a person's self esteem - especially if they're in a visible place such as the face. Birthmark removal with laser technology can offer a safe & effective solution. Our dermatology experts in Plymouth will assess your birthmark and build a tailored programme of treatments to help you get the very best results.

WHAT IS BIRTHMARK REMOVAL?

Birthmarks can be caused by a variety of different issues, including the grouping of blood vessels or an excess of pigmentation. Laser treatment can be suitable for all types of birthmark, although some types may require more sessions of treatment than others.

Having a birthmark removed with a laser may sound severe but it’s actually a safe and sophisticated treatment. Your practitioner will use a laser with a light wave chosen for the specific colour of your birthmark to break down the mark until it fades. This break down occurs over the course of several treatments and doesn’t leaving any scars.

WHICH BIRTHMARK REMOVAL TREATMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

The laser we use for your treatment depends upon the type and colour of birthmark you have and this will be confirmed at your consultation.

If you have a Vascular birthmarks, we will use a Pulse Dye Laser, which works by emitting a beam of laser light to heat up the faulty blood vessels that form the birthmark. This causes the blood vessels to collapse and stop blood from flowing into the area, which fades the birthmark.

A laser called a ND Yag Laser is used for Pigmented birthmarks. The energy emitted by the laser beam breaks down the cluster of built-up pigment cells into tiny fragments, which are then taken away naturally by the body’s immune system, causing the birthmark to fade.

BIRTHMARK REMOVAL PRICES

Consultation with Doctor from £100

Test Patch £50

Very Minor area from £245

Minor area from £335

Intermediate area from £405

Major area from £475

BIRTHMARK REMOVAL FAQs

Is Birthmark Removal safe?

Absolutely. The laser energy is selectively targeted to the faulty blood vessels or built-up pigment cells only, meaning that surrounding tissues are not affected and there is no lasting damage to the skin. Lasers have been used to remove birthmarks for years. We will ensure that the laser settings are safe and effective for your skin.

Does Birthmark Removal hurt?

In more sensitive areas, Birthmark Removal is described as feeling like the flick of an elastic band. The slight stinging sensation can be eased by applying a local anaesthetic cream. You may experience some redness and bruising in the area following treatment, but once this subsides you will see a permanent fading of your birthmark.

Can I have a Birthmark removed anywhere on my body?

Birthmark Removal treatment is suitable and safe on any area of the body or face. Extra caution is needed when treating birthmarks on the skin around the eye area. Your suitability for treatment will be assessed at your consultation.

How many treatments will I need to remove my birthmark and how often?

You will typically need about four to six laser treatments, although this can vary from birthmark to birthmark, some needing more or less than others. Treatments should be carried out six to eight weeks apart, giving your skin time to heal fully before it is treated again. Your practitioner will discuss your individual treatment needs with you, including expected number of treatments and treatment intervals depending on your type of birthmark.

Why do I need multiple treatments?

In order for the laser to be used safely on larger birthmarks, we cannot target everything during one treatment. The light energy will be absorbed by some parts more than others and these will be more responsive on your next treatment. For smaller birthmarks, you might need just one treatment.

When is the best time to have treatment?

The younger you are when you start treating a birthmark, the more effective treatment will be and the fewer sessions are typically needed. There is also less risk of a birthmark coming back if treated early.

Do I need to be referred by the NHS?

NHS referral is not necessary to undergo treatment at sk:n. With NHS cuts coming into force across the country, more birthmark removal requests are being classified as cosmetic procedures and NHS funding refused. We understand that no matter the size or location of your birthmark, it can still have a major impact on your confidence and self-esteem.

What results will I see?

Although you may have some bruising after your treatment, once this has subsided you may see a permanent fading in your birthmark even after your first treatment. 

How long will the results last?

In the majority of cases, the results are permanent.

HOW WILL I FEEL DURING TREATMENT?

Although we can use anaesthetic creams to ease any discomfort, this is very rarely necessary. The vast majority of patients find this treatment perfectly tolerable, with some describing the feeling of the laser as a flicking sensation against the skin.

IS BIRTHMARK REMOVAL FOR ME?

Some patients with sensitive skin worry that this will be a problem, but with the use of anaesthetic cream, almost anyone can comfortably undergo laser therapy to remove unwanted birthmarks.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER REMOVING BIRTHMARKS?

You may notice some slight temporary bruising or whitening at the area, and this is to be expected as it indicates that the laser is having its lightening effect on the birthmark. This soon fades, and you will notice the birthmark fading along with it. Scarring is not generally a side effect of birthmark removal. 

ARRANGE A CONSULTATION

One of our friendly sk:n advisers will call you back straight away to arrange your consultation.

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CLINIC ADDRESS: 61 Hyde Park Road, Plymouth, PL3 4JN

TELEPHONE: 0121 567 8111

FINDING US: Our clinic is next to Sage Cafe and opposite Hyde Park Junior School. There is street parking outside the front of the clinic and a residential area at the back of the clinic, with plenty of opportunities to park.

Plymouth Hyde Park opening hours
  • Monday
    CLOSED
  • Tuesday
    09:00 - 20:00
  • Wednesday
    09:00 - 19:00
  • Thursday
    09:00 - 19:00
  • Friday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

61 Hyde Park Road, Plymouth, PL3 4JN

THE SKN Plymouth MEDICAL TEAM

sk:n is home to more consultant dermatologists, doctors, plastic surgeons, nurses and therapists, than any other UK dermatology service provider. The sk:n team in Plymouth will ensure that your visit to the clinic is truly worthwhile: at sk:n we are passionate about helping you discover better skin. So, whether you suffer from acne, unwanted facial hair, regret an old tattoo, or simply just want to freshen up your complexion – we have the most effective treatments on the market to help you achieve the results you long for.

0121 567 8111