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 or vascular anolmalies in newborn babies and children, including hemangiomas and vascular malformations.
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 assesment by a team of specialists.
Conditions we Treat
Diagnostic Medical Services
Diagnosis and management of simple and complex vascular birthmarks. Our diagnostic services include:
- CT Scans
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.