Nevus of Ota in Washington, DC
Nevus of Ota or blue-black facial birthmarks are caused by an abnormally focused collection of melanocytes (pigment producing cells) in the upper dermis. This collection of cells causes a focal darkening of the overlying skin resulting in a bluish-black patch of skin. Nevus of Ota birthmarks are commonly found on the face, and are more common in women than men.
Nevus of Ota birthmarks can be effectively treated using newer Q-Switched Ruby, Alexandrite and Neodymium-YAG Lasers. For more information on laser Nevus of Ota removal at our Washington, DC office please visit our birthmark removal page.