Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
Connect with providers from the comfort of your own home.
With over 800 pediatric clinicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Also known as: stork bites, angel kisses
Salmon patches, often called stork bites or angel kisses, are common birthmarks seen in almost one-third of infants.
Salmon patches are often present at birth but can appear in the first months of life in some cases. Salmon patches are flat and pink patches usually seen on the forehead, eyelids, nose, upper lip, or back of the neck. Since they are a collection of blood vessels, salmon patches may become darker when the child cries or when room temperature changes dramatically.
Most salmon patches on the face go away within 18 months while some on the back of the neck may not go away. If a salmon patch lasts longer than three years and you wish it to be removed, it may be treated with pulsed dye laser therapy.
This page was last updated on: May 22, 2023 01:57 PM
Evaluation and management of all birthmarks with special expertise in vascular birthmarks or vascular anomalies in newborn babies and children.
Pulsed dye laser is a laser where the laser beam passes through a dye in order to target blood vessels and treat capillary malformation and other vascular lesions.
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