A photograph of a capillary haemangioma

Birthmarks are abnormalities of the skin that are present when a baby is born. There are two types of birthmarks. Vascular birthmarks are made up of blood vessels that haven't formed correctly. They are usually red. Two types of vascular birthmarks are hemangiomas and port-wine stains. Pigmented birthmarks are made of a cluster of pigment cells which cause color in skin. They can be many different colors, from tan to brown, gray to black, or even blue. Moles can be birthmarks.

No one knows what causes many types of birthmarks, but some run in families. Your baby's doctor will look at the birthmark to see if it needs any treatment or if it should be watched. Pigmented birthmarks aren't usually treated, except for moles. Treatment for vascular birthmarks includes laser surgery.

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  1. Birthmarks (National Library of Medicine)  
    Birthmarks are abnormalities of the skin that are present when a baby is born. There are two types of birthmarks. Vascular birthmarks are made up of blood vessels ...
  2. newsletter | contact Share | Mongolian Spot (Blue-Gray Spot) A parent's guide for infants and babies A A A Blue-gray spots (Mongolian spots) appear as gray to blue colored, flat, "bruise- ...
  3. Mongolian spots; Congenital dermal melanocytosis; Dermal melanocytosis ... Mongolian spots are not cancerous and are not associated with disease. The markings may cover a large area ...
  4. ... back and also can appear on the shoulders. Mongolian spots are benign and are not associated with any conditions or illnesses.
  5. Birthmarks (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... such as moles, café-au-lait spots, and Mongolian spots). They're mostly harmless and many even go ... common pigmented birthmarks are café-au-lait spots, Mongolian spots, and moles: Café-au-lait spots. These very ...
  6. Different Kinds of Birthmarks (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... but they probably won't go away totally. Mongolian spots A child with a Mongolian spot on his back. 3 These types of spots ... fade away, but sometimes they don't. Vascular birthmarks Your heart and blood vessels — the little highways ...
  7. ... Birthmarks include cafe-au-lait spots, moles, and mongolian spots. Birthmarks can also be red. ... everyone has moles, which usually appear after birth. Mongolian spots are more common in people with darker skin.
  8. ... birthmarks include blue-grey spot (formerly known as Mongolian spot), café au lait macule, salmon patch, and port- ... below to see additional images and learn more. Mongolian Spot (Blue-Gray Spot) Blue-gray spots, commonly referred ...
  9. Birthmarks and Hemangiomas (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
    Dark-Pigmented Birthmarks (Nevi or Moles) Nevi, or moles, are either congenital (present at birth) or acquired. Composed of so-called ... concern when they occur in children. Blood Vessel Birthmarks On The Skin (Hemangiomas of Infancy) Your young ...
  10. What's a Birthmark? (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... How the Body Works Main Page What's a Birthmark? KidsHealth > Kids > Q&A > Q & A > What's a Birthmark? Print A A A Text Size What's in this article? Types of Hemangiomas Port Wine Stains Birthmarks get their name for one simple reason: They ...
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