Hi Dylan's Dad:
Thanks for a great post! Dylan sounds like an awesome kid!
It is difficult for many parents to take the "wait and see" approach. And many times, waiting for the birthmark to involute is the appropriate course of treatment. Meaning, it's less invasive and much less risky to let a smaller hemangioma run its course.
But an experienced physician will weigh the pros and the cons of all treatments.
I have heard of cases where the birthmark went totally away with no need for any treatment afterwards... I mean, no corrective measures were needed.
If you post a photo, though, I'm sure everyone will give their opinion.