Learn About Different Types of Birthmarks
Birthmarks are discolored patches of skin. A person can be born with a birthmark or develop it during infancy. Some birthmarks are surface-level colorations of the skin, while other birthmarks raise above the upper dermis layer. The cause birthmarks is mostly unknown. One type of birthmark, red birthmarks, is vascular and relates to blood vessels. Another type of birthmark, pigmented birthmarks, has many classifications and suspected causes. The amount and location of melanin in the skin determines the color of a pigmented birthmark, which can be purple, tan, black, light blue, white, red, pink, or brown.