My venous malformation covers the left side of my neck and is also on my cheek, near my jawline. Over the years, I grew tired of being asked if my parents (as a child) or my husband (as an adult) were hurting me.
So, I embarked to find treatment. The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation website helped me to find a great doctor, Dr. Levitin. Since, I’ve had eight laser treatments to help lessen the color and appearance (and comments and questions!). My birthmark has been a character-building blessing and curse; I so appreciate this community that understands this and can provide support.