Port wine stains, which appear on the skin as red or purple discoloration, are basically birthmarks prompted by inflamed blood vessels, according to dermatologists. One estimate suggests that around 3 out of 1,000 people around the world suffer from port wine stains. This condition has also be correlated with signs of turge Weber syndrome or Klippel Trenaunay Weber syndrome.
Dr. Shumaila considers treatment of port wine stains with laser technology to be very effective, even though 100 percent clearance of the skin has been noted in few cases. Laser treatment of port wine stains in early childhood increases the chances for effective clearance. A majority of people, both men and women, get port wine stains on the face, but the skin disorder can also affect other parts of the body. Dermatologists agree that the condition is not caused by genetic factors.
When port wine stains first appear, they may be flat and pink in colour. However, as the patient grows, the colour and appearance of port wine stains may change.
Dr. Shumaila can identify a port wine stain by looking at the skin; however, in unusual conditions, you may be recommended to undergo a skin biopsy. Moreover, you may also be asked to undergo few tests, including x-ray of the skull, MRI of the brain, CT scan of the brain and intraocular pressure.
Even though a number of treatment options are available to treat port wine stains, but laser treatment has been found to be most effective. Dermatologists, including Dr. Shumaila, deem laser treatment as the only method that can successfully destroy the tiny blood vessels in the skin without inflicting damages on the surrounding skin. The type of laser being employed for the procedure is also important.
Dr. Shumaila’s Dermalase clinic in Islamabad offers a variety of laser treatment options to get you rid of port wine stains. If you have port wine staines, you should book an appointment with our lead dermatologist, Dr. Shumaila, today!