The International Birthmark Institute

A comprehensive multi-specialty center of excellence.


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 anomalies 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 assessments by a team of specialists.

Diagnosis of Complex Vascular Birthmarks

Our diagnostic services include:

Lasers and Treatments Offered

  • Medical management with propranolol, oral/intralesional corticosteroids
  • Topical treatment with Aldara 
  • Laser surgery

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 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.

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