I just wanted to say something to all... I'm 27 and i have birthmarks ALL OVER my body (including face, arms, back, stomach) and its taken me years to i suppose 'deal' with it... i have cover creams etc, but aside from the cosmetic element, there is no point in worrying yourself (pretty much to death) about your appearance (!) the best possible thing in my opinion that anyone with a cosmetic problem could do is get out there (force yourself) and do some volunteering of some kind... be it helping blind people, or children with health problems.. (or even with animals) the best way to deal with this is to get away from yourself, from what you think others see, or however youre used to people reacting to you... Anyway get away from YOU, and do something for others.. there are people genuinely suffering with far worse than any cosmetic problem.. and i'd say enough of advice from doctors, THIS is the best medicine. You'll meet people who love you (and there are many types of love out there) they won't give it a toss about what blob you have on your skin or where.. and it'l really change your own views about yourself. COME ON PEOPLE, DO IT!