Rebecca - posted on 10/24/2011 ( 35 moms have responded )
One of my 3 1/2 YO twins has a thumbprint sized (my thumbprint), dark brown birthmark on his forehead above his eyebrow. He started preschool this Fall and has been teased about it. He is now asking if we can fade or remove his birthmark. I'm planning to consult with a dermatologist to see what our options are, but I'm also a little torn about whether we should consider removing it. One, he's very young. Two, it gives him character. Both my husband and I have birthmarks, but ours aren't on our faces. I was also teased about my birthmark when I was a kid so I definitely feel for him. He's asked about having it faded every day for the last two weeks. It's extremely prominate on his blonde-haired, blue eyed face and I'm sure he is probably going to be teased about it all his life if we leave it. Actually, when he was a baby, people used to comment about it all the time. Any thoughts? If this was your child, would you allow him to have it removed?