Skin Under Birthmarks? What Does Skin Look like When a Birthmark Has Been Removed? Does It Look like Normal Skin or Is It Always Going to Be Discolored?

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This all depends on the type of birthmark being removed. Birthmarks can be vascular lesions (involving blood vessels) or they can be pigmented with melanin or a variety of other skin cell types. Normally after lightening/removal of the birthmark the skin does not retain the colour of the skin around the area, usually there is some lightening compared to “normal” skin colour for this person. The colour of the skin in the area of the birthmark will never be 100% normal but it can usually be dramatically improved.

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