Quick and Risk Free Method of Removing Port Wine Stains

Port Wine Stains

 

Port Wine Stains

Birthmarks affect a large number of people around the globe. Different marks have different cosmetic effects. Not all birthmarks are present at the time of the birth; some can develop in the first few hours and even months of baby’s life and port wine stains are one of them.

Port wine stain is a red or purple colored patch on the skin. It is one common type of vascular birthmarks, which means it appears on the skin as a result of abnormal development of blood vessels. Most patients do not experience any pain or discomfort due to these nevi but in some this abnormality of blood vessels can cause serious complications as well.

If you also wish to get rid of purplish marks on your own skin or on your kid’s neck or face, you can always opt for a Port Wine Stains Treatment in Dubai. But before discussing the treatment options, let’s have a detailed look into what causes these unsightly stains and what are the symptoms.

What are symptoms of port wine stains?

  • Port wine stains differ in size and shape.
  • Initially the vascular nevus appears as flat pink mark on the skin.
  • Over the time color begins to darken and the end product is a dark purple or deep red stain.
  • Texture of port wine stain also changes with time.
  • Initially the mark appears as a flat patch but over the time, as the veins grow it becomes thick and pebbled.
  • These nevi mostly appear on face and neck but can appear anywhere on the body.

What causes Port Wine Stains?

  • Port wine stain, also known as nevus flemmeus, is caused due to capillary malformation.
  • The stain happens due to limited or insufficient supply of nerve fibers – thread like extensions of nerve cells responsible for keeping blood vessels narrow.
  • In the absence of sufficient nerve fibers, blood capillaries begin to expand, allowing inflow of more than required blood.
  • The excess blood accumulates on the surface of the skin, appearing as a red or purple mark, medically known as Port Wine Stain.

What are the risk factors associated with port wine stains?

  • Genetics do play a part in formation of port wine stains.
  • If the mother or the father has a family history port wine stains, the kids are more susceptible to developing the reddish nevi on face or neck.
  • The stains are not caused by anything that a mother does during pregnancy. It is just a myth!

Port Wine Stains Diagnosis:

  • Port wine stains are usually harmless and do not cause any problems or pain. However, sometimes they can be a sign of some other medical condition, but this is very rare
  • No special tests or scans are required for the diagnosis of Port Wine Stains. Usually the doctor tells the parents if their child has a port wine stain or some other vascular nevus by simply looking at it.

Port wine stains Treatment:

There are a number of treatments available for treating Port Wine Stains in Dubai, including medications, creams, laser treatment and surgery. Among all these treatments laser treatment is considered the most effective and safe birthmarks treatment.

Laser Treatment for Port Wine Stains:

Lasers offer an effective and trustworthy Port wine stains treatment in Dubai. Laser treatment is highly effective and is mostly done once a person reaches teenage. But some types of port wine stains can also be treated with laser even during infancy.

  • The procedure is performed with local anesthesia but, if necessary, general anesthesia can also be used.
  • The treatment involves penetration of laser beam in the abnormally grown blood vessels.
  • Laser targets the vessels specifically and destroys them without causing any harm to the skin nearby.
  • Targeted and destroyed blood vessels are easily absorbed by the body.
  • Ice packs and topical antibiotics may be used to minimize any post-procedural discomfort.
  • Every laser has a cooling device attached with it that lowers the discomfort caused by laser.
  • Here at Laser Skincare Clinic, we use Q-switched NDYAG Laserfor Port Wine Stains Treatment.

Benefits of Laser Treatment:

Laser Treatment for port wine stains has several advantages. Some of them are:

  • It is the most effective treatment for port wine stains, both doctors and patients agree
  • It is a virtually non-surgical non-invasive procedure
  • It does not involve any pain or discomfort
  • Recovery process is quick and no downtime is associated
  • It does not cause any serious side effects or long term complications

Laser Treatment Results:

  • Results of laser treatment for port wine stains are generally quick and instant.
  • You will notice significant improvement in the appearance of marks after the first sessions.
  • Multiple sessions may be needed for complete Port Wine Stains Removal
  • The mark fades out after every laser session and after a few treatments it will be eliminated completely

Additional Info:

  • Is a single session enough? For effective results, more than one session of the treatment may be required. Port wine stain fades with every next session. The exact number of sessions varies in individual cases and your doctor can best assess that. These sessions are spaced a few weeks apart from each other.
  • Is laser treatment for birthmarks safe? Laser treatment is 100 percent safe and is FDA approved treatment and furthermore, expertise and experience of cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists at Laser Skin Care Clinic make it an ideal treatment.
  • Are there any side effects? There are some minor and temporary side effects that are caused after every laser treatment which are temporary and vey bearable. These side effects are bruising and redness that subside within a week after treatment. Furthermore, you can also feel soreness or swelling that subsides in couple of days. But all these symptoms are temporary and fade away at their own.

We also offer Laser treatments for Port Wine Stains in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. To learn more about laser Port wine stains treatment or to schedule a procedure, visit us at Laser Skin Care. Alternatively, you can sign up for a free online consultation by taking a minute to fill in the form given below.

 

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I am one of those 0.5% of newborn babies who are born with port wine stains (a type of vascular birthmarks) and I grew up hating this reddish patch on my neck. Getting rid of this unsightly stain on my neck was one of my resolutions for 20s and thanks to Olimpia Carmen of Laser Skin Care that I have successfully erased the mark. Can’t be satisfied and happy with the results more!

Misbah, Dubai

I have recently had my last (5th) laser session at Laser Skin Care for unsightly port wine stain on my abdomen. The mark is completely gone and I am extremely happy with the outcome; amazing! I would like to personally thank Olimpia and Laser Skin Care for the amazing results. I would not hesitate to recommend you people to my friends and family seeking professional skincare.

Rabab, Dubai

I have a port wine stain on my back which I absolutely hate and have been trying to get rid of for the last 5 years, but with no success. However, Olimpia did it. After just 3 IPL sessions, my birthmark has started to fade away and is barely noticeable. Now I feel more confident about my looks. Can’t be happy more! Thanks Olimpia, would not hesitate to consult you again.

Hassaan, Abu Dhabi

Port Wine Stains are one of the most commonly occurring vascular birthmarks that are present on an infant’s skin at the time of birth or appear shortly after the birth. These stains are caused by accumulation of blood vessels under the surface of skin. Since they are simply clusters of blood vessels, they are mostly red or purple.
Port wine stains are always benign and do not pose any health risk. However, they must be monitored for increase in size or any other complication, such as ulceration or infection. 99 percent of the people seeking Port Wine Stains treatment do so for cosmetic reasons.
The four most commonly used cosmetic procedures for the removal of these unsightly congenital stains include, • Steroid injections • Cryosurgery • Laser treatment • Intense Pulsed Light therapy Laser Skin Care offers all these four treatments for the removal of these vascular birthmarks.
Though we offer all these three modes of treatment and they all are very effective, it is Laser Therapy that is most demanded and most effective. Steroid injections may be suitable for smaller stains, but they usually don’t work for larger birthmarks raised above the surface of skin. Cryosurgery, on the other hand, is a surgical option that can obviously cause scarring and other associated complications. Having that said, our doctor will assess you or your baby physically before deciding which treatment or combination of treatments will be the right choice.
A cooling gel will be applied to the treatment area and then using a handheld device, laser beams will be made incident at the birthmark that needs to be treated. The laser beams will penetrate into the skin and destroy the abnormal clusters blood vessels. For best results, multiple sessions of laser treatment may be needed, and you will notice significant improvement in the appearance of the marks after every laser session.
At Laser Skin Care, we use alexandrite and Q-Switch Lasers for treating birthmarks
Initiating the treatment during early infancy really helps. The best time to start the treatment or at least decide a treatment plan for your baby is immediately after his birth. The earlier you start the treatment the more the chances of complete elimination.