Dr. Anita Dormer, MD

Pigmented Birthmarks

Pigmented Birthmarks Q & A

Laser therapy is the most successful option when choosing to remove a Port Wine Stain. It is the only method that can destroy the tiny blood vessels in the skin without significantly damaging the skin. Depending on the  age and particular port-wine stain characteristics, the EXCEL V laser is often the best option. Generally, multiple treatments are needed and it is an FDA approved treatment for newborn infants.

Pigmented Birthmarks and Port Wine Stains

EXCEL V Treatments are also the best choice in removing or lightening pigmented birthmarks, or coffee-and-cream birthmarks.

These marks are patches of skin with high concentrations of pigmentation.

A Port Wine Stain is a vascular birthmark caused by a high concentration of blood vessels in the birthmark. Swollen vessels in the area cause a reddish-purplish discoloration of the skin.

They occur most often on the face but can appear anywhere on the body and may be the cause of personal insecurity so some people choose to have it removed.

Dr. Anita suggests the following treatments for this condition:

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