Port Wine Stains are disfiguring, especially when they are present on the face, often causing major psychological problems in children of a young age. With the Pulsed Dye Laser treatment from The Laser Centre they can be successfully removed.
What are Port Wine Stains?
Red birthmarks, also called "port wine stains", appear at birth and are exhibited by reddish marks caused by an over-abundance of blood vessels. The colouring ranges from pale pink to dark purple. They are most often found on the face, neck and top of the shoulder or chest, though they can appear anywhere on the body.
How are they treated?
The Pulsed Dye Laser penetrates deep into the skin, targeting the red pigment and blood vessels. The laser works by vaporizing the tissues without harming the surrounding area. Several laser treatments are usually required.