Port Wine Stain Treatment

General Treatments

Port Wine Stains (also known as nevus flammeus) are flat, dark red or purple marks that vary in size and shape. They are vascular birthmarks and can be anywhere on the body but they are most commonly found on the face, neck, scalp, arms, or legs.

Port-wine stains happen when an area of skin has an insufficient supply of nerve fibres, which normally help keep blood vessels narrow. The dark red colour is a result of the permanently dilated blood vessels in the top part of the skin.

The treatment of choice is pulsed dye laser. A series of treatment sessions, usually four to six weeks apart are required to obtain the maximum benefit of laser treatment. Unfortunately, Port Wine Stains vary quite widely and do not always respond predictably. The degree of success of the treatment can depend upon the anatomical location of the port wine stain. Typically, face and upper body often show greater fading and may clear completely, while the lower arms, hands, lower legs and feet are sometimes more resistant to therapy.

The Cottage Surgery has the skill, experience and medical expertise necessary to ensure that their treatment to remove or fade Port Wine Stains is amongst the most effective available in the UK today.

To arrange a confidential, friendly consultation that is totally free and without obligation, or to receive a Patient Guide, fully explaining the process, please contact us on 01384 940494 or via our website email service.

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