PALM SPRINGS, California – Samantha, 30, has spent her entire life wondering why she had freckles on just one side of her body.
“It’s a very specific type of birth mark which started when you were an embryo,” dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra told Samantha.
“And the pigment cells in your neural crest, some of them actually developed a mutation or a change and as the cells migrated over, it actually effects only half the body. That’s why there’s such a sharp cut off.:
Samantha said she was often teased as a child about the freckles and having an explanation now is helpful.
The freckles can also be removed with a laser treatment and will fade following each treatment.
“It should just gradually fade the same way when we laser a tattoo or when we laser freckles typically. So it should do really well,” said Dr. Batra.