What Causes Red Skin Around Neck?

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Definition

Red birthmarks are colored, blood vessel (vascular) skin markings that develop before or shortly after birth.


Alternative Names

Strawberry mark; Vascular skin changes; Angioma cavernosum; Capillary hemangioma; Hemangioma simplex


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

There are two main categories of birthmarks.

  • Red birthmarks are made up of blood vessels close to the skin surface, and are called vascular birthmarks.
  • Pigmented birthmarks are areas in which the color of the birthmark is...
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