Port Wine Stain Treatment for the Face
Port Wine Stain Treatment for the face is fast, effective and requires no downtime when performed with the Medlite C6 laser system.
The Medlite laser removes port wine stains and other types of unwanted pigmentation through the power of light energy. The specialized PhotoAccustic light is absorbed by the port wine stains, which is then damaged and lightened or removed entirely. The Medlite laser system treats port wine birthmarks and other pigmentation irregularities such as:
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Most pigmentation irregularities, like the port wine stain birthmark, is removed after one or two skin treatments, however depending on the degree of pigmentation, more MedLite laser treatments for the port wine stains may be required.
Can the port wine stain or birthmark return after having the MedLite laser treatment?
The most common types of port wine stains, birthmarks or pigmented lesions do not return. However, some types of birthmarks may return over time, usually several months to a year. If the port wine stain returns the Medlite laser treatment can be performed again.
Is the MedLite laser for port wine stains painful?
For removal of port wine stains or other types of birthmarks, the MedLite C6 laser emits light in very short pulses of energy. The short pulses of light are often described as the feeling like the snap of a rubber band. Following the port wine stain treatment, the area may feel as though you have a mild sunburn, which dissipates within a day or two.
Anesthesia is not necessary for the port wine stain treatment, but depending on your own comfort level you may request a topical desensitizing cream.
What are the alternative treatments to port wine stain removal for the face?
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