Port Wine Stains
Selston Cosmetic Clinic uses the most advanced laser technology to offer a safe and effective way of treating Port Wine Stains.
What are Port Wine Stains ?
It is a red or purple area of skin, it is present from birth. Most occur on the face but any area of the skin can be affected. A localised area of abnormal dilated blood vessels causes Port Wine Stains. If left untreated, these blood vessels tend to darken over the years as the blood flowing through them becomes more sluggish. The overlying skin is smooth and flat at first, by middle age the overlying skin becomes thickened and lumpy (a cobblestone appearance).
How does the laser treatment for Port Wine Stains work ?
● Before modern laser treatments, covering the Port Wine Stain with special camouflage creams was the only option of treatment. Modern laser treatment can now give excellent results.
● Laser energy is delivered through to the skin into the dilated blood vessels, after heating the blood vessels, their walls collapse and seal shut. The sealed vessels are then broken down and absorbed by the body.
How long are the laser Port Wine Stains treatment sessions ?
The treatment for Port Wine Stains takes around 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area.
How many treatment sessions ?
The number of treatment sessions will depend on the size of the Port Wine Stains, as their size can vary from a few millimetres to many centimetres across.
Is the Laser Port Wine Stains treatment painful ?
■ Most clients experience minimal discomfort; some may experience a minor stinging sensation on the skin as the Laser pulses are delivered.
■ We can offer topical anaesthetic cream to make treatment more comfortable.
Our advanced laser system is equipped with a cooled sapphire window on the tip of the laser scope to further protect and cool the skin.
What can I expect following Laser Port Wine Stains treatment ?
♦ Occasionally, the treated region will be slightly swollen and tender to the touch for a few days.
♦ Daily use of sun block is recommended.
Benefits of Port Wine Stain Laser Treatments
In most cases minimal down time, immediate return to normal activities.
● Effective. Excellent results
● Quick. In and out in under one hour.
Best Aesthetic Practice
Selston Cosmetic Clinic's Experienced Aesthetic Team headed by Dr S R Bassi an Associate Member of the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors (B.A.C.D) and a Member of the British Medical Laser Association (B.M.L.A) will discuss your requirements and expectations then advise you of your personalised treatment plan . We, along with our clients are delighted with the results this cost effective treatment can achieve.
Just look what our clients say about laser port wine stains treatment !
"I have always kept my arms covered, even as a kid. It was really nice to wear
a t-shirt on holiday and not hide my arms - and yes I remembered to use the sun
"I went on the beach for the first time on holiday and didn't feel so conscious
about the port wine stain on my thigh because it had been reduced so much."
"After six treatments my large port wine stain was barely noticeable. This
has changed my life."
"As you were aware the large port wine stains covering any arms and chest were
destroying my life, after the treatments finished, I felt like a new man and thanks
for making the treatments affordable."
"The clinic was very well run and I appreciated the personal touch and regular
follow up, which was all very reassuring."
"An excellent service, I recommend Dr. Bassi to everyone."