Skip to main content
801.585.3223 Contact
Pediatric Cosmetic Surgery Salt Lake City, UT

As parents, we do all we can make our children feel comfortable in the world and in their own skin. When your child has a birthmark visible to others, it is not uncommon to be met with stares or comments. Other parents may tell their kids it is impolite to stare and trot them off in another direction. This happens most often because those parents are not comfortable with the situation. Seldom do these parents have any idea what to do or say, yet it could be a teachable moment.

Just a Little Different

You may have people asking, “What’s wrong with her or her face?” While it is a matter of being curious, the question makes the false assumption that something is wrong. Most birthmarks are no more than a physical difference and pose no health threat. Port wine stains, hemangiomas, pigmented skin lesions and moles occur randomly in babies. In fact, more than 10% of all babies born have some type of birthmark.

Birthmarks and moles can occur on any part of the body. When they occur on exposed parts of the body like the face, neck and arms, people may stare or inquire out of curiosity. Unfortunately, in some instances, like a large port wine stain, a birthmark can be the source for cruel or ridiculing comments from other children.

The message to get across is that there is nothing wrong with a birthmark or a person who has one. It is just a matter of that area of skin being a little different. Let your child know that everyone has something that makes them unique and special. In those teachable moments, impress upon your child that what is on the inside is the most important thing. As vital as they may seem, looks are not everything.

Treatment for Birthmarks

Even though most birthmarks are benign and pose no health risks, the appearance and/or location of some of them can be aesthetically undesirable. Dr. Eric Cerrati treats a variety of birthmark conditions at his offices in Salt Lake City and South Jordan, Utah. These include hemangioma, port wine stains, pigmented skin lesions, moles and vascular malformations.

Contact our practice to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Cerrati. When you have questions about your child’s birthmark or mole, he will be happy to answer them and provide guidance for treatment following diagnosis.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Eric Cerrati, Facial Plastic Surgery

Restore Your Confidence


Based on 32 reviews
Justin G.

Dr. Cerrati is AMAZING at what he does! He is very professional, personable, and always makes sure you are comfortable during your procedures. After seeing 3 other physicians and having procedures done to help open my nasal passages, Dr. Cerrati came up with a different solution that actually worked. He is very meticulous and precise with all of his work and my facial injections were nearly painless. He does great work, I highly recommend!

Dustee L.

Dr. Cerrati, Nani and the entire staff made my day today! I put my wallet on the hood of my car and drove off with it there on my way to my appointment this morning. By the time I realized what I had done my wallet was long gone. I ended up being 20 minutes late for my appointment (which I absolutely hate) and the staff was nothing but understanding and so so nice when I told them what happened. It was my first experience in the office but absolutely not my last! Not only am I impressed with the way I was treated but they did an amazing job!! My appointment was short and sweet with a job well done and I couldn't help but leave with happy tears in my eyes. Kind people are the best!!!

Hunter G.

Dr. Cerrati is absolutely amazing! I was so happy with my fillers that I received. Definitely will be returning to him again! I trust him and recommended him 100% to all my family and friends. He always does his best to make sure his patients come out with the best possible outcome!

Cara T.

I had rhinoplasty with Dr. Cerrati. From my initial consultation though my follow ups, Dr. Cerrati listened to me. I got the exact result I had hoped for which was quite subtle. My recovery was way better than I expected. I needed one pain pill and was not in much pain at all. His MA came into the office on Xmas Eve to remove my cast so I could be out and about without a cast. I also had very little bruising. His staff is awesome. Haley was so responsive in helping me to schedule surgery. She actually responded to my email at 6:15 am and answered every inquiry I had. I had a nosebleed unrelated to my surgery and Dr. Cerrati made sure to squeeze me in on one of surgery dates just to make sure everything was okay. He is calm, knowledgeable and skilled. I was completely at ease throughout the process. I researched thoroughly before choosing him. I liked that he is younger with updated techniques and that he specializes in facial surgery. Highly recommend.

Brittany H.

I came to see Dr. Cerrati after having a total Thyroidectomy earlier this year. The surgery didn't go as planned and I had to have a few other emergency surgeries right after. The scarring from all the surgeries didn't look very good and I had some tethering underneath that needed to be taken care of. Dr. Cerrati was great about explaining everything that would be done to remove the scar tissue and reclose the skin. I also had lots of anxiety about having another surgery since I had such a bad experience last time. Dr. Cerrati and the staff were very understanding and accommodating about my anxiety. I am very pleased with the way my scar looks now. I am confident that the scar will fade considerably and it will hardly be noticeable. I do feel like there were some communication issues when I would call in but I believe that it was not the doctor's fault and that it was more overall staffing issues. Just make sure you talk to the right people and get the phone numbers for his nurse and then all will go great!

Laurie S.

Dr. Cerrati and his staff are amazing!! They made me feel so comfortable from the start of my appointment. I can already see the results of my Botox and love it!! I definitely recommend him to all my friends!!