Port Wine Stain Removal
One of the most common face and neck birthmarks is the port wine stain. Named for its darker, purplish color, port wine stains are very noticeable and distracting. The dark color of these birthmarks is created from blood vessels under the skin, which can be diminished with cosmetic treatments. At Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we offer effective port wine stain removal at our clinic in Irving, TX.
Port wine birthmarks are usually visible at birth and tend to be on the face and neck, but they can appear on the torso. These reddish or purple spots on the skin are caused by vascular abnormalities. While most of these birthmarks do not cause medical complications, they should always be evaluated by a doctor to ensure they are not linked to other health conditions.
Port wine stains can be small spots or cover a large portion of the face. The dark purple or red patches can be disfiguring, even when they do not pose any health risk. Cosmetic treatments can be used to remove birthmarks from the face to improve the overall appearance.
Laser Birthmark Removal
The most common treatment for port wine stains is laser therapy. Using specific lasers that target the blood vessels in the birthmark, port wine stains can be faded with a series of treatments. The light energy destroys the blood vessels, which are absorbed by the body. This treatment can be performed on children with port wine stain birthmarks or on adults who have similar skin lesions.
Dr. Stefan Shuaib is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience using laser therapy for cosmetic transformations. He can evaluate patients with port wine stains or other types of noticeable birthmarks to determine the best options for removal. Most dark birthmarks can be treated with laser therapy, but surgical removal is also an option for certain types of birthmarks.
If you or your child have a face or neck birthmark you want removed, contact us at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center at our Irving, TX, office. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Stefan Shuaib to discuss port wine stain removal options.