Pediatric Dermatology

Port Wine Stains

Port-wine stains (nevus flammeus) are malformations of tiny blood vessels located in the upper levels of the skin. These irregularly shaped patches range in color from light pink to red to dark red-violet and may become nodular and darken with age. Port-wine stains, usually located on the neck, face, and scalp, occur in about 0.5% of newborns. The gold standard for treatment is Hughes Dermatology’s newest 595nm pulsed dye laser (Candela V-Beam Perfecta ) which is FDA-approved for use in newborns. We use topical anesthesia in conjunction with forced cold air anesthesia (Zimmer Cryo 5) for comfort and safety. We have 15 years of experience! New: Our long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser (Lyra-i) effectively treats older, nodular, darker port wine stains. It is easiest to treat a port wine stain shortly after birth, so bring in your child for evaluation by Dr.Hughes right away!

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Port Wine Stain Removal – Pulsed Dye Laser