To Remove a Birthmark, OR not to remove
Hey all you parents out there. I really need some advice on this one. I have a handsome 2 year old son. He was born with a small strawberry shaped port wine stain on the side of his face near his temple. its not even an inch wide if i had to guess. I know he is really lucky becuase most kids born with port wine stains have them over a larger area, especially on their face. His birthmark does not bother us and we even forget that its there until someone asks about it. Now, we here on the news everyday about bullying in school and how its getting worse and I can't help but wonder if my son's birthmark will cause him to be bullied. I guess its heart breaking to any parent even imagining your child having to endure bullying a school or anywhere. Now, here is the thing, CHKD has a simple laser procedure that will diminish his birthmark almost completely. What would you guys do : A) Remove the birthmark, not for your sake, but for the sake of your child not getting picked on. or B) Leave the birthmark and teach your child how to defend it and be comfortable with it and hope he carries that in school or where ever he goes.