Port wine stains are the type of birthmark which usually appears on the face and may become larger with time. They may lower the self-esteem and appearance of the person. Port wine stains can be present at the time of birth or may develop a few months after the birth. There are various causes of it and sometimes it is associated with some type of syndromes. These birthmarks are not harmful but if they are causing problems and growing with age. Then Port Wine Stains Treatment in Islamabad, Rawalpindi & Pakistan will help you get rid of these spots from your skin in a less invasive way.
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What is Port Wine Stain?
Port wine stain is a birthmark that is purple and pink in colour. At the start it is flat but with time, it becomes bumpy and darker. These stains are usually seen on the face but can also occur on any part of the body. It is generally painless to have such a birthmark and it is formed due to blood vessels that are not usually formed normally. If you have this type of skin concern and you are afraid of undergoing a surgical procedure then do not worry we have laser treatment that will help you get rid of these stains. These spots look like someone has spilled wine on the skin that’s why it is called a port wine stain.
Symptoms of Port Wine Stain:
Some of the symptoms of Port Wine Stains are as follows:
- They are usually red, brown, or purplish
- Their size ranges from a few millimetres to centimetres
- In the start they are flat and with time may become bumpy
- They usually form on the face and neck area
- The affected area is prone to bleeding
- Their colour may darken over time
Preparation Before Getting the Treatment:
It is very important to prepare the skin as it will help you achieve the desired results without any complications. The skin expert will tell you how to prepare the skin and will give you some instructions. Following are some pre-procedural instructions for you:
- Use the prescribed medicines regularly
- Do not expose the affected area to the sun for a long time
- You must inform the dermatologist if you are having any allergy
- Inform your doctor if you are using any medications
There are a variety of treatments available to get rid of port wine stain birthmarks. Following are some non-invasive treatment options for you:
Before the procedure, the skin therapist will examine the stain and may recommend medicines. Beta-blockers and corticosteroids shrink the blood vessels and balance the normal flow of blood. If medicines are not working then the doctor may suggest other types of Port Wine Stains Treatment in Islamabad & Rawalpindi .
In IPL therapy intense pulsed light is directed toward the targeted area of the body. This will treat the capillary malformations. You will require a few sessions of the treatment to get the best-desired results. It is a painless and non-invasive treatment and does not require any anaesthesia.
It is a very effective treatment for the removal of port wine stains. At the start of the procedure, the skin expert will clean the skin and apply topical anaesthesia or a cooling gel to avoid any discomfort. He then directs the laser device toward the targeted area of the body. The laser light will work without damaging the surrounding tissues. The doctor will tell you the exact number of sessions based on your required results.
The results of the treatment will be visible after a few weeks of the treatment. The skin will start improving with time and you will get the desired results within a few sessions. The results are permanent and long-lasting and depend on the depth and type of the birthmark.
After Care Instructions:
You will notice swelling and redness right after the treatment, the skin will feel like a sunburn and it will fade away in a few hours. As laser treatment is non-invasive, you will need a few days to recover. The recovery time also depends on the person’s healing power. But during the healing phase, you have to take care of the skin to avoid any type of infection or complication. The skin therapist will give you instructions after the treatment. The aftercare instructions are as follows:
- Use ice packs to minimise swelling
- Do not expose the skin surface to the sunlight during the peak hours
- Do not use cosmetic or skincare product during the first 24 hours
- Wash the treatment area with the medicated soap as it can cause an allergic reaction
- Go for follow-up appointments on time
Cost of the Treatment:
The cost of Port Wine Stains Treatment in Islamabad, Rawalpindi & Pakistan starts from PKR 15,000. The price may increase and depends on the number of sessions, treatment area size, type of birthmark, dermatologist fees, and pricing policy of the clinic. Want to know the exact cost then you can consult our team.
Book an Appointment:
If you are looking for a painless treatment then you can go for the treatment. Glamorous Clinic has a variety of treatments at affordable rates. You can book an appointment with us by filling out the form and our team will contact you soon.