A Birthmark is any mark, bump, or spot that is present during or shortly after birth on the skin of an infant. A birthmark is common, and rarely is it a sign of any underlying disorder. However, most of these birthmarks are not aesthetically desirable. That’s why at Lumiskins, we offer you a way to remove them safely.
The reason behind the formation of birthmarks is unknown in most cases. However, its theorized that most birthmarks are caused by defective migrating cells in the early stages of fetal growth. These cells end up at the wrong location, multiply, and produce tissue with similar features as those cell types.
Genetics – Birthmarks can be inherited. This is rare, but some marks may look similar to others in the same family.
Mutation – Birthmarks, in infrequent occurrences, can be symptoms of rare conditions caused by gene mutations. For example, a rare disorder called Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome causes port-wine stains in infants. Another rare underlying genetic disorder that may be the cause of port-wine-stains is Sturge-Weber syndrome.