Port Wine Stains Treatment

Port Wine Stains Treatment


What are Port Wine Stains?

Port wine stains, also known as nevus flammeus, are congenital vascular malformations that result in reddish or purplish discoloration of the skin. These birthmarks are present at birth and tend to grow and darken as the individual ages. While port wine stains are generally harmless, they can cause cosmetic concerns and sometimes lead to complications such as thickening of the skin or bleeding.

Advanced Laser Treatments to Remove Port Wine Stains

At Cupid Lips, we specialize in non-invasive laser treatments designed to target and reduce the appearance of port wine stains effectively. Our primary treatment option is the VBeam Pulsed Dye Laser, known for its precision and effectiveness in treating vascular lesions.

VBeam Pulsed Dye Laser

The VBeam Pulsed Dye Laser is considered the gold standard for treating port wine stains and other vascular lesions.

  • How It Works: The VBeam laser emits a concentrated beam of light that is absorbed by the blood vessels in the port wine stain. This causes the vessels to coagulate and be reabsorbed by the body, gradually lightening the birthmark. The laser specifically targets the blood vessels, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.
  • Benefits: This treatment is non-invasive, with minimal discomfort and downtime. It is highly effective for lightening and reducing the appearance of port wine stains, offering long-lasting results.

Fraxel Dual Laser

The Fraxel Dual Laser can also be used as a complementary treatment to improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin affected by port wine stains. 

  • How It Works: The Fraxel laser creates microscopic treatment zones in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin renewal. This process helps to improve skin texture and reduce any roughness or irregularities caused by the port wine stain.
  • Benefits: The treatment enhances skin tone and texture, providing a smoother and more even appearance.

Minimally-Invasive Solutions for Birthmark Removal

At Cupid Lips, we understand that each port wine stain is unique. Our treatments are customized to your specific needs, ensuring the best possible results. During your consultation, Dr. Ben Talei and our expert team will assess your condition, discuss your concerns, and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to achieve your desired outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The number of treatments required varies depending on the size and severity of the port wine stain. Most patients see significant improvement after multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart.

Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. A topical anesthetic can be applied to enhance comfort if necessary.

Common side effects include temporary redness, swelling, and mild bruising at the treatment site. These effects typically subside within a few days.

While complete removal of port wine stains is not always possible, laser treatments can significantly lighten and reduce their appearance, improving overall skin aesthetics.

Book a Port Wine Stain Treatment Consult in Los Angeles

If you have a port wine stain and are looking for effective treatment options, contact Cupid Lips in West Hollywood today. Dr. Ben Talei and our experienced team are dedicated to providing personalized care and exceptional results. Call us now to schedule your consultation and discover the benefits of our advanced port wine stain treatments.