Birthmarks are common skin blemishes that vary in size, shape and color. While some people may find their birthmarks to be a unique feature, others may feel self-conscious and unhappy with their appearance. In such cases, it can negatively impact mental health. Luckily, treatments are available at Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery to get rid of birthmarks if they are causing distress.
How Being Unhappy with Your Birthmark Can Affect Your Mental Health
People with birthmarks may feel uncomfortable or embarrassed in social situations or avoid them altogether, causing them to miss out on valuable opportunities for socialization and personal growth. As a result, a birthmark can lead to feelings of social anxiety, depression and isolation.
Moreover, negative attitudes toward one’s appearance can lead to body dysmorphia. This mental health disorder causes a person to become preoccupied with perceived aesthetic flaws, often leading to distress and impaired functioning. This can cause a cycle of negative self-talk, low self-esteem and dissatisfaction with one’s body image, impacting mental health and well-being.
Therefore, if you are unhappy with your birthmark, it is essential to seek professional help. At Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery, we offer various treatments to remove or reduce the appearance of birthmarks, resulting in improved self-esteem, body image and overall mental well-being.
Birthmark Removal Treatments
With the proper treatment, one can achieve a positive body image and improved mental well-being. Some of the treatments available at Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery include:
Laser Therapy Sessions
Laser therapy is a popular treatment used to remove birthmarks. It involves using a high-intensity laser beam to remove the pigmented skin cells of the birthmark. The process usually takes several sessions, and the results vary depending on the birthmark’s size and location. Additionally, the procedure is non-invasive and has minimal downtime.
Steroid treatments are used for vascular birthmarks, also known as hemangiomas. These birthmarks occur when blood vessels form abnormally, creating a red or purple birthmark. Steroid treatment involves injecting corticosteroids into the birthmark to shrink the blood vessels. The treatment usually takes several sessions.
Surgical treatments are a last resort and recommended for birthmarks unremovable by laser or steroid treatment.
Determining Which Treatment is Required to Get Rid of Your Birthmark
If you have a birthmark causing discomfort, schedule a consultation with Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery. Our experienced and compassionate staff will help determine the best treatment option.