Do babies grow out of Mongolian spots?
They are most common on darker skin, such as on children of Asian, American Indian, African, Hispanic, and Southern European descent. They usually fade — often completely — by school age without treatment.
Can Mongolian birthmarks be removed?
No treatment is needed when Mongolian spots are normal birthmarks. If treatment is needed, lasers may be used. Spots may be a sign of an underlying disorder. If so, treatment for that problem will likely be recommended.
At what age do Mongolian spots disappear?
Mongolian spot refers to a macular blue-gray pigmentation usually on the sacral area of healthy infants. Mongolian spot is usually present at birth or appears within the first weeks of life. Mongolian spot typically disappears spontaneously within 4 years but can persist for life.
Can Mongolian spots be permanent?
Mongolian spot may fade or disappear during childhood, but occasionally it can be lifelong.
How long do babies have Mongolian spots?
Also known as blue-gray spots and congenital dermal melanocytosis, the marks are often present at birth but may also appear during the first weeks of life. They usually disappear by the age of about 3–5 years, but they can remain into adulthood.
Why does my baby have a Mongolian spot?
What causes Mongolian blue spots? Mongolian blue spots appear on the skin at or shortly after birth. The spots appear when melanocytes (cells that produce pigment, or melanin) remain in the deeper skin layer during embryonic development.
How much does it cost to remove a birthmark?
In general, birthmark removal by laser resurfacing can cost between $1000 to $3000 per treatment, while birthmark removal by light therapy can cost between $300 to $450 per treatment. Mole removal procedures like shave excisions, punch excisions, and surgical excisions have similar price ranges between $100 and $500.