Port wine stains are red or blue birthmarks present at birth and are permanent. They occur in approximately three out of every thousand infants. Some port wine stains are minor, while others might be substantial.
The face, neck, arms, legs, and scalp are the most common areas affected by port wine stains. They will expand with the child’s growth and darken as the infant matures. These might cause individuals to feel self-conscious or lose self-confidence.
The birthmarks are not contagious or inherited, and there are typically no accompanying complications. If the port wine stain is located on the forehead, eyelid, or cheek, there is a small chance of epilepsy or vision difficulties. If the tumor is located on the torso or limbs, the affected side may grow slightly larger than the unaffected side.
Many treatments, such as freezing, surgery, radiation, and tattooing, have been attempted for port-wine stains.
Port wine stains are most effectively eliminated by laser therapy. It is the only approach capable of destroying the microscopic blood vessels in the skin without inflicting extensive skin damage. Age, skin type and the specific port-wine stain determine the particular type of laser employed.
At IPAL, we know how a port-wine stain birthmark can affect your self-esteem and well-being. Thus, we provide modern treatment alternatives to assist you in diminishing the look of your port wine stain and attaining clear, even skin.
Port wine stains are clearly distinguishable from other types of birthmarks. Hence extra diagnostic procedures are typically unnecessary.