I have a "stork bite" birthmark on the back of my head and a darker birthmark at the side of my head above my ear. As far as I remember I was told it was a port wine stain (the birthmark is flush with the skin...just a different colour).
Obviously these generally wouldn't be a concern for someone because their hair would cover them but I like to shave my hair very tight because of hairloss. I'm male by the way.
I went to clinic which does laser treatment on birthmarks about two years ago.
They told me that although they would be able to remove the birthmarks, the laser would also damage the hair follicles which would result in bald patches where the birthmarks used to be. This would more than likely look a worse than the situation I have right now.
I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions that go beyond make up?
Is there any other treatment that would be available to me or is this something that I'll just have to live with?
Missy, I also sent a question to Mr. Nelson, but he havent replied me yet. It is now around a 3 weeks to 1 month...I would wait of course furtherly, I understand he has so much work, I just wouldnt like that happens my email would disappear somehow....
I have an email from him to you that was copied to me on the 7th of Sept. I have also submissions to other experts, as well. I forwarded his reply to you from that date this morning, but if you are missing other replies, let me know.
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