Port Wine Stains
What are port wine stains?
Port wine stains are discolorations of the skin caused by a capillary malformation or vascular anomaly. They are name due to the unique color they present that is similar to red wine.
A port-wine stain is almost always a birthmark, and in rare cases it can develop in early childhood. Either way, port-wine stains ordinarily persist throughout life. The area of skin affected grows in proportion to general growth.
Where do they appear?
Port-wine stains occur most often on the face but can appear anywhere on the body, particularly on the neck and upper trunk. Early stains are usually flat and pink in appearance. As the child matures, the color may deepen to a dark red or purplish color. In adulthood, thickening of the lesion or the development of small lumps may occur.
Treatments in the greater Los Angeles area
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.