Laser Birthmark Removal & Reduction

Say bye-bye to vascular and pigmented birthmarks and hello to a beautiful new self-confidence.

Laser Birthmark Removal & Reduction

Say bye-bye to vascular and pigmented birthmarks and hello to a beautiful new self-confidence.

Get a beautiful new sense of confidence with our artful laser birthmark removal treatment. No matter how large or raised, trust us to remove or reduce those embarrassing birthmarks.

Watch the video : An introduction to birthmark removal

They said it couldn’t be done, but we remove birthmarks every day. With the artful use of multiple lasers, vascular and pigmented birthmarks can be significantly reduced and even totally removed.

Most birthmarks are painless and harmless, but at AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare we understand how self-conscious they can make you feel – especially those on the face. You can trust our proprietary laser birthmark removal protocols to restore your confidence by giving you the look you’ve been dreaming of. 

Explore our patient’s before and after results from laser birthmark removal below.

Explore our patient’s before and after results from laser birthmark removal below.

What is a Birthmark?

A birthmark is a colored mark on or under the skin that’s been there since birth. Birthmarks vary in size and shape, and can be blue, black, tan, brown, pink, red, purple and white. Some are smooth, and some are raised and rough.

Almost all birthmarks are painless and harmless. However, to be extra safe, it’s important to have a doctor check your birthmarks, especially if there are rapid changes in appearance.

Birthmarks are categorized into two main groups: Those that appear as patches of brown skin caused by containing too much melanin (pigmented lesions), and those that appear as patches of red skin caused by the presence of abnormal blood vessels that are bunched together and do not grow normally (vascular lesions).

How Laser Birthmark Removal Works

Most pigmented birthmarks such as cafe-au-lait spots and vascular birthmarks such as port wine stains can be removed with a series of laser birthmark removal treatments.

Removing Pigmented Birthmarks (Excessive Melanin) with Lasers

AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare has developed unique, holistic protocols that precisely target birthmarks with laser energy that changes the molecular structure of melanin. Consequently, the melanin is no longer recognized by the body’s physiology, so the immune system can break it down and dissolve it away within 3-4 weeks.

Depending on the extent of melanin in the birthmark, a series laser birthmark removal treatments are typically required in order to remove all the excess melanin and bring your skin back to its normal color.

Close-up of a PICO laser being used to remove a birthmark on the patient's face.

Once of the lasers we will use during a birthmark removal treatment is the PICO Laser.

Remarkably, the treatment is so precise that only low levels of energy are required, making it virtually pain-free.

A customized, specially formulated cream may be used in conjunction with the laser treatments to assist in suppressing melanin producing cells in your skin (melanocytes) from regenerating unwanted pigmentation. This proprietary AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare formulation utilizes a sophisticated combination of naturally occurring herbal substances, as well as pharmaceutically synthesized components for maximum effectiveness.

Types of Pigmented Birthmarks that CAN be Removed with Lasers

Birthmarks with benign pigmentation are exceedingly prevalent, with nearly every patient having multiple pigmented lesions on their skin. A few pigmented birthmarks that can be effectively removed with lasers include Cafe-au-lait Spots, Congenital Moles and Mongolian Spots.

Cafe-au-lait Spots can be Removed with Laser Treatment

Café-au-lait spots are smooth, round birthmarks, and range in color from light brown to chocolate.

They appear right at the time of birth or shortly thereafter and don’t fade away with age. They usually are found on the upper body, buttocks and legs.

Laser birthmark removal is very effective on cafe-au-lait spots.

Congenital Moles (Nevi) can be Removed with Laser Treatment

Congenital moles are usually brown and can grow anywhere on the body. They vary in size and shape and look like bigger, darker moles. Unlike most other types of birthmarks, these may cause some concern.

Depending on their size, these birthmarks have an increased risk of becoming skin cancer.

Removing congenital moles with laser is quite simple and also helps protect against skin cancer.

Mongolian Spots can be Removed with Laser Treatment

Mongolian spots are blue or blue-gray birthmarks that affect people with darker skin.

They occur when melanin-producing cells (melanocytes) that usually occupy the outermost layer of skin (epidermis) are trapped in the deeper layers of the dermis where they deposit their melanin. They are often uneven in shape and usually occur on the lower back and buttocks.

We have successfully removed scores of Mongolian spots with our laser protocols. 

Removing Vascular Birthmarks with Lasers

With exquisite precision, laser energy modulated according to AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare’s protocols targets hemoglobin in the blood that fills the birthmark. The hemoglobin absorbs the energy, instantly vaporizing the blood causing abnormal micro-capillaries to collapse.

Watch the video : Laser Birthmark Removal of Port-Wine Stains & Cafe-Au-Lait Spots

Often, the color of the birthmark changes to a darker shade of brown, indicating that the laser birthmark removal treatment is proceeding successfully. Over the course of a few weeks, the body dissolves the fragments of the destroyed micro-vasculature.

Depending on the structure, depth and complexity of the birthmark, a series of laser birthmark removal treatments are typically required to remove all the layers, resulting in beautiful birthmark-free skin.

Because abnormal blood vessels making up a hemangioma occupy space in the deeper layers of the skin (dermis), small indentations may appear where the abnormal veins once were. These small indentations, or pockmarks, are caused by space left unfilled when abnormal blood vessels collapse. This is typical of thicker hemangiomas that have a multi-layered and complex tangle of abnormal blood vessels penetrating deeper into the collagen structure of the dermis. Once the hemangioma has been removed, our collagen regenerating protocols can be used to heal damaged collagen left by the hemangioma, restoring a smooth texture to the skin.

Types of Vascular Birthmarks that CAN be Removed with Lasers

Every year, one in every ten infants is born with a vascular birthmark. Some vascular birthmarks, such as infantile hemangiomas, are prevalent, whereas others, such as capillary, lymphatic, venous, and arteriovenous malformations, are uncommon.

A few of the birthmarks that lasers are effective at removing are Hemangiomas, Port-wine Stains and Salmon Patches.

Hemangiomas can be Removed with Laser Treatment

Hemangiomas are raised, rough, blue, red, or purple birthmarks made of clumps of tangled micro-blood vessels that did not grow normally.

Hemangiomas in the skin may appear anywhere on the body in many shapes, sizes and thicknesses, and can also occur deeper in the body affecting internal organs. They are most commonly found on the face, scalp, back and chest. They usually disappear by the age of nine. Some slight discoloration or acne-like pockmarks may remain at the site of the lesion.

Some hemangiomas are quite thick, penetrating more deeply into the skin, and often appear like raised spongy masses filled with blood. While most of these lesions will disappear on their own, some may remain throughout life.

We have successfully removed many hemangioma birthmarks with our laser protocols.

Port-wine Stains can be Removed with Laser Treatment
Patient that is halfway through the removal of is port wine stain birthmark

This patient is approximately half way through his series of laser treatments to remove a large port wine stain birthmark on the right side of his face.

Port-wine stains are typically dark red-purple. They’re made of a tangle of micro-blood-vessels near the surface of the skin, which did not grow normally. They range in size from a small coin to covering a large area of the body and are usually flat and smooth.

Laser birthmark removal is very effective on port-wine-stain birthmarks.

Salmon Patches (Also Called ‘Stork Bites,’ ‘Angel Kisses’ and ‘Macular Stains’) can be Removed with Laser Treatment

Salmon patches are thin, flat, light pink or red birthmarks. Typically, they appear on the back of the neck, the upper lip, between the eyebrows and on the upper eyelid.

Their red appearance is caused by an abnormal grouping of tiny micro-blood-vessels (capillaries), occurring near the skin’s surface.

Removal of salmon batch birthmarks with lasers is a piece of cake.

Laser Birthmark Removal FAQs

A. Yes! In fact, these are the most common type of birthmark that we treat. Depending on the coloration of the patient’s skin, typically 3 to 5 treatments are needed to get fantastic results.

A. Yes! The laser will help to remove the pigment from the skin. Exactly how many laser treatments will be needed to fully remove it will depend on the depth of the birthmark.

A. Most nevus spills birthmark have 2 components to them. Pigmentation (why it’s dark in color) and it may also be raised (papule).

The pigmentation is best treated with lasers that are target specific for melanin. Melanin is the pigment generated by your skin. These lasers would have a frequency of either 532 nm (KTP) or 1064 nm (NdYag). Each comes in three different pulse durations, long pulse, Q Switched and Pico. All nevi are an anomaly so it is difficult to predict which of these lasers would be the most effective. It is even quite possible that a combination of these lasers would produce the best result.

For the raised part of the nevus, the Erbium laser is best as it can precisely ablate (vaporize) the raised tissue. A CO2 laser can also be used for ablation although it is not as precise as the Erbium.

A. What you are describing is a vascular birthmark. Yes, laser birthmark removal will work on this type of birthmark. Vascular birthmarks respond best when more than one laser is used in a multiple-modality protocol. In order to completely remove this type of birthmark 4 to 8 laser treatments are typically needed. The reason being is that birthmarks can vary greatly in depth as well as the complexity of their internal structure.

A. Yes! Before treatment we would first need to evaluate what type of birthmark it is. Is it a pigmented lesion, one that is caused by your skins natural melanin? Or, is it a vascular lesion, one caused by some venous blood pooling under your eye. This can happen when blood is leaked from the tiny veins in that area. Once determined, a laser protocol will be customized for you to produce the best possible results.

A. Yes. Cost is based on the time we spend on the treatments. Smaller lesions require less time to treat and therefore cost less.

A. Yes! When a laser protocol is appropriately customized, nearly every type of birthmark from anywhere on the body can be successfully removed. How many treatments will be needed depends on the type of birthmark. Whether it is comprised of pigment, or melanin, and is brown or blood vessels and is red.

A. What you are describing is an area of skin that has less natural pigment than the skin around it. There are two possible causes of this. First, the patch of white skin has fewer melanin producing cells (melanocytes) than the skin around it. Second, the patch of whit skin has a group of melanocytes that have been programmed to produce less melanin than the skin around it. This is very similar to a person who has a white patch of hair surrounded by dark hair.

Whichever the cause, the focus of treatment will be to get the white patch of skin to start producing more melanin. This will help to blend the white patch of skin with the skin around it. Unfortunately, these types of treatment are not “sure-fire” methods and work only about 50% of the time. Micro-needling would be the “low-tech” method. The use of an Excimer laser would be the “high-tech” method.

The white patch of skin could also be a case of Vitiligo so it is important to carefully access the skin to determine the exact cause.

A. It sounds like you have the NF1 version of the disease. 

What I can tell you is that our laser protocols for Cafe au lait spots are very effective.  In fact, we have nearly a 100% success rate in making them disappear.   The issue with you is whether or not the results will be permanent.  Unfortunately there simply is not enough clinical data on treating your spots to know how permanent the treatments will be.

The other issue is that your condition typically continues to generate new Cafe au lait spots.  So even if our laser protocols succeed in achieving permanent results, other spots will continue to appear, and you will need to return for ongoing treatments indefinitely. 

I wish I had more concrete answers for you.  There is so much we don’t know.  What we do know is that we would be honored to care for you if you chose to proceed.  And, as no one has ever figured out how to provide a permanent relief from the spots of Neurofibromatosis, we would be privileged to learn about your disease and how to effectively treat its associated spots. 


A. Every birthmark is unique. Aside from size variances, some birthmarks are primarily a pigmentation issue, some are primarily a vascular issue, and others may be a skin malformation with pigmentation and vascular anomalies.

As a result, it is impossible to determine how much birthmark removal will cost until we have thoroughly examined the birthmark in question. A few clear images taken from various angles with appropriate lighting may sometimes provide us with enough information to provide pricing for a long-distance patient.

Learn More About Our Laser Treatments

Everything on our website comes from from reputable publications, books and scientific journals, most of which are available on PubMed and other government websites. These include Meta-Analysis’, Randomized Controlled Trials, Clinical Trials, Systematic Reviews, Books and Documents. We encourage you to read the science, in order to separate fact from fiction, so that you can arrive at a full understanding of what is best for your skin. We would be honored to be a part of that educational journey with you.

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