Doctors in Russia have ‘safely removed’ a ‘Batman mask’ birthmark from a two-year-old girl from Florida using pioneering surgery.
Luna Tavares-Fenner, from , had a huge nevus birthmark covering her nose and eyelids, and she made regular trips with her mother to Russia for more than two years for treatment.
The toddler had been receiving photodynamic therapy, a treatment which is not available in the US.
Luna was born with congenital melanocytic naevus, a skin condition that produces abnormally dark blemishes, usually across the face.
Luna Tavares-Fenner had a huge nevus birth mark covering her nose and eyelids, and she made regular trips with her mother Carolina (both pictured) to Russia for treatment
The treatment is said to work by doctors injecting an unnamed drug into a patient, which then accumulates in the birthmark and causes the tissue to die, with new and healthy skin growing beneath.
After six operations, Luna, aged two years and nine months, has had her birthmark removed and will fly home for Christmas before returning to Russia in the New Year for cosmetic treatment.
In an exclusive interview, makeup Dr Pavel Popov told East2West News: ‘Luna has already started speaking and woman domination she says herself: ‘My black spot has gone.I am a princess’.’
Luna had surgery at a clinic in Krasnodar — a Russian city close to Ukraine amid high tension over reports of a new conflict between the two countries.
Luna was born with congenital melanocytic naevus, a skin condition that produces dark blemishes, usually on the face.Pictured: Carolina and Luna wearing bandages after surgery
The toddler (pictured after the treatment) had been receiving photodynamic therapy, a treatment which is not available in the US, where Luna and her family live
Dr Pavel Popov said the treatment was a ‘success’ and added he is not yet sure how long Luna’s cosmetic treatment will take.Pictured: Luna wearing bandages after treatment