Port Wine Birthmarks in Devon, PA
What Are Port Wine Birthmarks?
A port wine birthmark is a vascular birthmark that appears on the skin at birth. Port wine birthmarks are caused by an abnormal development of blood vessels under the skin. This can make the capillaries dilate or grow more than usual, forming a large birthmark. It is unknown why this occurs as it cannot be inherited and is unrelated to anything that happened during pregnancy. For more information about port wine birthmarks or possible treatment options, call Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania in Devon, PA to schedule a private consultation.
How Are Port Wine Birthmarks Treated?
At Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania, we offer advanced laser treatment to minimize the appearance of port wine birthmarks for patients of all ages. When you come to our Devon, PA practice for your initial consultation, we will assess your birthmark and determine the right treatment plan for your needs. Port wine birthmarks can continue to grow without treatment, often becoming disfiguring. Some affected areas can grow to protrude or bleed, and a port wine birthmark can often interfere with a person’s self-confidence. Early treatment during infancy and childhood is recommended. The success of laser treatment can vary from patient to patient and depends on several factors, such as the birthmark's location and severity.
What Are the Symptoms of Port Wine Birthmarks?
Port wine birthmarks can occur anywhere on the body, although they are most commonly found on the face, neck, scalp, arms, and legs. Some common signs of port wine birthmarks include:
- Typically begins as a flat pink, red, or purple mark on the skin
- Generally smooth, but over time, they can become darker and thicker
- May develop raised bumps and ridges
- Prone to bleeding after a trauma or injury
Port Wine Birthmarks Reviews
Being seen for laser treatment for my port wine stain. I travel about 1.5 hours from my residence because there aren’t doctors in my area that have the experience that Dr Wang has. Dr Wang is kind, patient, competent and experienced. I’m very pleased with the results.
Assess and Treat Port Wine Stains
Port wine birthmarks can grow to interfere with your health, self-esteem, and quality of life. At Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania, we can assess your birthmark and create a personalized treatment plan to address your concerns. If you would like more information on port wine birthmarks or you have a port wine birthmark you would like treated, contact our Devon, PA office today.