Birthmarks are common skin lesions that are either present at birth or develop shortly afterwards. They can be of two main types: vascular birthmarks which result from a proliferation of blood vessels or pigmented birthmarks which consist of pigment producing cells.
Vascular birthmarks in children are either port wine stains or hemangiomas.
The lasers to treat the various birthmarks were developed at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, where Dr. Ibrahimi received his dermatology training and served as a faculty.
Treating children and adults with birthmarks is a passion of Dr. Ibrahimi’s. Most vascular birthmarks are treated in the office and require multiple treatments. Prompt treatment often offers the best chance for improved outcomes. Our office is the most comprehensive laser center in the state of Connecticut, as well as the country. If you live in the greater Stamford area or Fairfield County, Connecticut, feel free to schedule a consultation with us to discuss treatment of your birthmark. We also accommodate patients from out-of-town or international patients.
Check out Dr. Omar Ibrahimi on WFSB News Channel 3 discussing laser treatment for birthmarks. Dr. Omar Ibrahimi is a leading expert in the treatment of vascular and pigmented birthmarks *
A portwine stain before and after a series of laser treatments
Image courtesy of the New England Journal of Medicine.
A Nevus of Ota before and after a series of laser treatments by Dr. Omar Ibrahimi
Image is the property of Connecticut Skin Institute *
*Results may vary depending on the individual.