The International Birthmark Institute

The International Birthmark Institute (TIBI) at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is a comprehensive multi-specialty center of excellence for the evaluation and management of all birthmarks with special expertise in vascular lesions in infants and children. 

A birthmark is a discolored and/or raised area of the skin that is apparent at birth or within a few weeks of birth. Birthmarks are made up of malformed pigment cells or blood vessels and require careful removal and assesment by a team of specialists.

Expand the box below for a detailed list of conditions.

Diagnostic Medical Services

  • Diagnosis and management of simple and complex vascular lesions.
  • Medical management with propranolol, oral/intralesional corticosteroids,
  • Topical treatment with Aldara 
  • Laser surgery

Lasers Treatments offered

  • Candela Vbeam Perfecta (pulsed dye laser)
  • Candela Gentlelase (Alexandrite laser for recalcitrant lesions)
  • FRAXEL (for residual scarring)

A Team Approach

The center is composed of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals that span the following pediatric disciplines.

  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Genetics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Endocrinology
  • Nephrology
  • Neonatology
  • Urology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
children's dermatology patient

Service Locations

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155