Birthmarks are a completely normal skin mark to have. These are irregularities that appear on the skin and are either present at birth or shortly after one is born. An overproduction of the melanocytes in one’s skin causes birthmarks too form.
The problem with birthmarks is that they are often annoying and embarrassing for certain individuals. Birthmarks can be very dark and raised up, and if they are in a noticeable spot on the skin, some people want to get rid of them.
Although most birthmarks are benign and will not cause cancer or any other problems, some birthmarks can be dangerous to one’s health. For all of these reasons, it me be possible that you find yourself wanting to get rid of a birthmark.
If that is the case, you have come to the right place. Below, you will find key information about how you can get rid of your birthmarks.
Can My Birth Mark Be Removed?
Generally speaking, if you have a birth mark that is a health risk for you, your doctor or dermatologist will tell you that you need it to be removed. A lot of birthmarks like moles, for example, can be surgically removed by a doctor or dermatologist in their office.
Other birthmarks that are not raised like moles can also be removed with laser therapy or other alternative removal systems. Finally, you can possibly remove or at least lighten birthmarks at home with some special home remedy treatments.
Laser Treatment For Birthmarks
One of the most popular ways to remove birthmarks is with laser therapy. This is a procedure that is done in your doctor’s or dermatologist’s office. Unfortunately, you cannot use laser therapy to remove your own birthmarks at home as it is too dangerous of a therapy.
Most people who have port wine birthmarks get them removed with laser therapy. Port wine birthmarks are quite large and look more like a stain than a raised mole. It is rare that you will be able to completely make your birthmarks disappear, but you will definitely be able to lighten them a lot after several laser therapy treatments.
Laser therapy is by far the best way to get rid of birthmarks. In some situations, you may need to return to get the birthmarks lightened again because they do sometimes come back.
Bleaching Cream For Birthmarks
There are some bleaching creams for birthmark removal on the market. These bleaching cream removal systems also need to be done in stages, so for example, you may put the bleaching cream on your birthmark once a day for a week. You will need to follow the directions on the bleaching cream birthmark removal kit to know exactly what to do.
Keep in mind that this removal method may not completely take away the pigment of your birthmark just like laser therapy might now, but it can definitely lighten the birthmark and make it much less noticeable so that you don’t feel as self conscious about it.
Home Remedies To Remove Birthmarks (With Lemon Juice)
If you prefer not to visit a dermatologist or doctor and get laser therapy or use a bleaching kit at home, you can also try some great home remedies that can work miracles for lightening the color of your birthmarks.
These home remedies use one key ingredient: lemon juice. Lemon juice is the only natural element that has great bleaching affects because of the acidic levels found in it. Lemon juice is also non-harming to the skin or the body because it is all natural.
On the other hand, doctors and researchers are not exactly sure of the long term effects that laser therapy or bleaching might have on the skin and body.
If you would like to try a lemon juice bleaching remedy for your birthmarks that is completely natural and effective, it’s easy. All you need are a few key ingredients. First, you will need the juice of one large lemon. Use a hand juicer to get the juice out as it is most effective.
You will also need a large bowl, 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 tsp of honey or more to help congeal the mixture. You will be making a lemon juice mask.
- Mix the lemon juice, sugar and honey in the bowl. If you need more honey to help keep everything together, add it in 1/2 tsp at a time until you have a nice paste that sticks together easily.
- Put the pasted onto the birthmark you want to get rid of and leave for 20 to 30 minutes. Wrap the area in plastic if you notice the mask starting to come off.
- Rinse with warm water
- Repeat this process every day for 2 weeks and you will notice an amazing difference.
How To Cover Up A Dark Birthmark
If you don’t want to use one of the methods above or if you find that you still need to cover up a bit of you birthmark, you can use a heavy makeup. The key to covering up a dark birthmark is using two layers of makeup.
Start with a thick layer in an “undertone” color. There are people with pink undertones and those with yellow undertones. Dab your heavy undertone concealer on thickly and allow the makeup to dry. Then, using a makeup sponge, tap on your usual concealer or foundation that matches your skin color exactly. Follow with a light setting powder, and your dark birthmark will be masked.
Birthmarks are completely normal, so you should never feel too self-conscious about having them. The trouble is that some people have very large birthmarks that annoy and embarrassed them, and others have a large number of birthmarks or moles all over their body.
If you fall into one of these groups, you should make sure that you are going to see a dermatologist at least once per year so that they can check for possible cancerous birthmarks or moles. You should also make sure to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun with sunscreen.
Follow the advice found in this article to remove unwanted birthmarks and stay healthy and happy.
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