A number of skin conditions occur commonly and cause great distress. Congenital (present at birth) lesions or birthmarks are amongst those which can be improved greatly by treatment.
Some lesions can be treated by laser, others by a combination of excision (cutting out the problem mark) and laser, and others by excision alone.
Serial excision is a technique in which the centre of a lesion is removed repeatedly, roughly every six months to one year, so that the same scar is used to remove the lesion which gets progressively smaller. Excellent results can be obtained.