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Early treatment is advisable for port wine stains

November 29, 2011
Port wine stains occur when blood vessels under the skin form abnormally. It is thought that the nerves controlling the vessels do not function correctly, causing the blood vessels to remain dilated. These stains are usually present from birth, and early treatment is advisable for various reasons: • Port wine stains can cause some distress,… Read More...
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Intense Pulsed Light

November 15, 2011
IPL is used for a variety of treatments, from laser hair removal to pigmentation or tattoo removal. But have you ever wondered how it actually works? IPL uses a technology that can produce extremely high intensity light for very short periods of time (hence the name Intense Pulsed Light). In the case of laser hair… Read More...

Treating vascular birthmarks

November 2, 2011
Vascular birthmark removal uses the same procedure as pigmented birthmark removal, and can also significantly improve the appearance of the skin. Vascular birthmark removal tends to be more successful if undertaken at a younger age, while the blood vessels are smaller. Using the Advanced Intense Pulsed Light system, short bursts of light are applied to… Read More...
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The three types of vascular birthmarks

November 1, 2011
Whereas pigmented birthmarks are caused by an excessive growth of the cells that pigment the skin, vascular birthmarks form when the blood vessels beneath the skin do not develop normally. Either they are too numerous or too large, and the result is a patch of skin that becomes deep red or purple. There are three… Read More...
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What causes port wine stains?

October 19, 2011
A port wine stain is a red or purple mark that is usually present from or immediately after birth, often affecting the face, although they can form elsewhere on the body. It is thought that approximately three babies out of every one thousand are affected by port wine stains of varying sizes, shapes and colours.… Read More...
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Port wine stains: camouflage or removal?

October 7, 2011
Port wine stains are not dangerous and pose no threat to your health, and yet they can have a significant impact on the quality of your life. People may think that time helps someone with a port wine stain to get used to it and to get on with it, and some people do learn… Read More...
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What are red birthmarks and what can you do about them?

September 19, 2011
Red birthmarks are also known as vascular birthmarks and they usually form before or shortly after birth. They are essentially an abnormal formation of blood vessels close to the surface of the skin, and this is what gives them their bright blood-red colour. They are usually benign and cause only cosmetic problems, but this is… Read More...
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Vascular birthmarks – what they are

August 19, 2011
Vascular birthmarks are caused by an abnormal development of the blood vessels in the skin, which is why they are usually a deep red colour. The colour depends on how deep the blood vessels are, with the deepest appearing blue rather than red. They can be flat or raised, and mostly appear on the head… Read More...
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How to cope with a birthmark

August 16, 2011
Port wine stains can appear anywhere on the body and can take on any shape or size. Some may be easy to hide away and not cause any problems to those who have them. It takes a certain kind of person, however, to be able to accept a facial port wine stain and to find… Read More...
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Why laser treatment is the most effective port wine stain removal

August 9, 2011
Port wine stains are thought to affect approximately three people out of every thousand. Although they can occur anywhere on the body, they are most often found on the face. Caused by swollen blood vessels close to the surface of the skin, port wine stains are usually present from birth, and have the appearance of… Read More...
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