Nevus of Ota in Washington, DC
Nevus of Ota, or blue-black facial birthmarks, are caused by an abnormal collection of melanocytes (pigment producing cells) in the upper dermis of the skin. This collection of pigment producing cells essentially creates a natural tattoo causing a blue, green, or black appearance to the overlying 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 treated using newer Q-Switched Ruby, Alexandrite and Neodymium-YAG Lasers. These lasers specifically target the pigment within the birthmark. The treatment of these types of birthmarks requires multiple treatments and there is a risk of early or late recurrence of the lesion after treatment. Lesions on darker skin tones requires additional care to avoid post treatment hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.
For more information on laser Nevus of Ota treatment at our Washington, DC office please call our office at 202-966-8814 to schedule a consultation.