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 birthmarks in newborn babies 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.

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Diagnostic Medical Services

Diagnosis and management of simple and complex vascular birthmarks. Our diagnostic services include.
  • CT Scans
  • MRI
  • Radiography
  • Angiography

Medical Treatments Offered

  • 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

Because some birthmarks may grow in sensitive areas such as eyes, throat, nose or genitals; their removal has to be carefully planned so as not to damage any organs and not to cause disfigurement.

The The International Birthmark Institute (TIBI) is composed of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals that span many pediatric disciplines. Our team of specialists can carefully asses and remove birthmarks with precision and care.

Specialized in treatment of birthmarks for babies and children

Service Locations

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