Port wine stains, also known as nevus flammeus, consist of dilated capillaries in the skin which produce discolouration in the skin. This discolouration is usually reddish-purple, which is why they are called port wine stains.
People who have port wine stains usually have them from birth. The discolouration tends to remain throughout the person’s life [...]
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Up to a third of people will have a birthmark when they are born or shortly afterwards. Birthmarks can differ in size, position, colour and permanence. Some may fade as a child grows, while others may grow with the child; some may be inoffensive, while others may pose problems to a child’s sense of self-confidence.
A port wine stain is a type of birthmark, present from birth or shortly afterwards, that occurs when the tiny blood vessels in the skin known as capillaries develop abnormally. As its name suggests, a port-wine stain tends to be red or purple in colour. These birthmarks can appear anywhere, although it is common to [...]
As our skin ages, it undergoes a transformation that leaves it looking very different from when we were young. Age spots, sun damage, wrinkles and fine lines, thread veins, enlarged pores or rosacea can all make an unwelcome appearance as we get older.
While ageing is, of course, a natural process, our behaviour and treatment of [...]
Intense Pulsed Light produces a very focussed and intense broad-spectrum light. It is applied to the skin via a hand-held device and penetrates the superficial layers of skin, where the light energy is converted to heat energy.
As the light is pulsed, the skin is only exposed to it for very short periods of time, making [...]
A port wine stain is a type of birthmark, commonly present at birth, although they can also appear shortly afterwards. They tend to increase in size as the child grows, and the discoloration is permanent.
The mark is caused by a malformation of the blood vessels in the dermis, which is covered by normal skin tissue. [...]
Pigmented and vascular birthmarks are all treated in the same way at The Laser Treatment Clinic. Advanced Intense Pulsed Light is applied to the marks to cause them to fade away.
Before beginning the procedure, a cold gel is applied to the skin. The Intense Pulsed Light is then used to expose the lesions or birthmarks [...]
Most birthmarks are a benign marking on the skin that appears either before or shortly after birth. They can be divided into two types of birthmark: the vascular birthmark and the pigmented birthmark.
Vascular birthmarks are red or purple in colour and include macular stains, stork bites, strawberry marks and port wine stains. They appear when [...]
Three in every thousand babies are born with a port wine stain. These stains can appear anywhere on the body, although the face is affected more often. The stains tend to be red or purple and are caused by the abnormal formation of blood vessels within the skin.
Treatment tends to be most successful when undertaken [...]