Removing Port Wine Stains

Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Serving Reston, D.C., Tysons Corner, Ashburn, Virginia.

A port-wine stain is a birthmark in which swollen blood vessels create a reddish-purplish discoloration of the skin. A port wine stain is a flat, red or purple mark on the skin that is present at birth. Very occasionally, over time, the port wine stain may become thicker, darken and develop a ‘cobblestone’ appearance with raised bumps and ridges. These birthmarks can appear anywhere on the body, in most cases on one side of the body only, but occasionally on both sides. About 65% of port wine stains are on the head and neck. They aren't harmful but you may removing port wine stains can help some to feel more confident, and less self conscious about their apperance.

Causes of Port Wine Stains

A single genetic mutation is the cause of "port wine" birthmarks, as well as a rare neurological condition of which the birthmarks are a distinctive feature, researchers have discovered. People with Sturge-Weber syndrome have abnormal blood vessels in the skin, brain and eyes, which cause the symptoms of this skin disorder. When cells of the skin are affected, the result is the port wine birthmark. Some skin conditions have no known cause. Some skin disorders may arise from a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental stress, such as illness, allergens, or exposure to irritants. In this article we will discuss the skin disorder - port wine stains.

Treatment for Removing Port Wine Stains

Laser therapy is most successful in removing port-wine stains. It is the only method that can destroy the tiny blood vessels in the skin without significantly damaging the skin. The exact type of laser used depends on the person's age and particular port-wine stain. One can learn more when visiting WellMedica where Dr. Dima creates customized treatment plans for her patient.

dr. dima using vbeam removing port wine stains  

Schedule An Appointment

If you are interested in removing Port Wine Stains, come visit our office 1801 Robert Fulton Dr. Suite 540 Reston, VA 20191. Call 703.787.9866 to set up a consultation with Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Dr. Dima Ali. We look forward to seeing you!

*Individual results may vary

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“Dr. Dima is very knowledgeable and very compassionate. She always makes me feel like I’m a priority and makes me so comfortable about my treatments. I think she would be great for teenagers and their skin issues and I would recommend any of my family to go see her.” *

– Kendra

“Dr. Ali not only fixed the physical appearance of my scar, but healed the psychological and emotional scar it caused. She  genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her patients and I trust her implicitly.” *

– B. Paget

“Dr. Ali is not only a beautiful, highly intelligent woman but also an amazing healer. She treated my face, ravaged over time byrosacea, coupled with multiple broken facial blood vessels and transformed what was ruddy, red and sometimes purple hued skin into a clearcomplexioned healthy and totally makeup free face, and I thank her most graciously.” *

– Chris D.

“I think Dr. Ali is very honest and upfront. I didn’t feel I had to get 10 opinions before making a decision. I never feel pressured. Everyone is professional and top notch, the type of people you want to work with. I think the whole office atmosphere is wonderful, I feel friendly with everyone that works there and I love the products. When you don’t come often you feel guilty. It’s usually a family affair to come see Dr. Ali; it’s me, my daughter and granddaughter, it’s a 2 hour drive so we make a day of it.” *

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– M. Stewart

*Individual results may vary.

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