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Port wine stains often detract from the overall appearance of your skin and make you feel self-conscious, especially if they’re located in a highly visible area. Perfect Skin Center with locations in Tempe and Scottsdale, AZ, offers a port wine stain treatment that restores uniform, healthy skin through a safe and effective treatment process.

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What Is a Port Wine Stain Treatment?

Port wine stains are birthmarks made up of swollen blood vessels that cause skin discoloration that appear pink, red, or purple. Port wine stains can be large or small, are present at birth, and are permanent unless treated.

At Perfect Skin Laser Center we offer a port wine stain treatment with the CUTERA excel V+ laser system that can effectively eliminate these pigmented and vascular lesions through a quick, safe, and effective process.

What Are the Benefits?

Patients with port wine stains who want to eliminate this birthmark permanently and achieve a uniform skin tone would benefit from a customized port wine stain treatment with the excel V+ device. The treatment is quick, virtually painless, and effective. Other treatment benefits include the following:

  • Permanent removal of port wine stains and other vascular birthmarks
  • A uniform skin tone
  • Increased collagen and elastin production in the treatment area
  • Accelerated cellular renewal in the treatment area

What Can It Treat?

The excel V+ laser device effectively treats port wine stains and other pigmented and vascular lesions, including rosacea, angiomas, venous malformations, inflammation, and other raised discolored facial and body lesions.

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What Is the excel V+ Laser?

The excel V+ laser uses two wavelengths to effectively deliver a port wine stain treatment to restore healthy, uniform skin. The device uses advanced, latest-generation laser technology to eliminate these vascular lesions without harming the surrounding tissue.

The laser also features large spot sizes that treat areas up to 16 mm and has a high energy output that effectively absorbs skin discoloration. The excel V+ features three different handpieces to allow for a completely customized treatment.

What Happens During a Treatment?

During the treatment, we’ll use the laser device to deliver light-based energy beyond the skin’s surface to target the port wine stain in the deeper layers. The vessels will absorb the light, which will cause their temperature to increase. As a result, the vessels will shrink and eventually disappear. The port wine stain will begin to fade, and your skin will have a normal and uniform appearance.

Patients can expect a comfortable treatment because the device has a cooling mechanism to maintain a comfortable skin temperature, and we apply a topical numbing cream to the skin before beginning the treatment process. A typical treatment only takes 10 to 15 minutes, and patients can resume their normal daily activities once it’s over.

Is There Any Downtime?

There’s no significant social downtime after this treatment. You can expect to resume normal daily activities as soon as it’s over as long as you commit to spending one to two days taking extra care of your skin in the treatment area to allow for total healing. You’ll need to avoid direct sun exposure to prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation since your skin will be more sensitive to UV rays.

Wear high-quality sunscreen daily and cover your skin when you know you’ll be out in the sun for any length of time. You should also avoid strenuous workouts, hot environments, and harsh tropical products for the first several days after treatment.

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How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Some patients may achieve their desired results after a single session, while others may need several sessions to restore a uniform skin tone. Once we meet with you during your initial consultation and evaluate your port wine stain, we design the treatment plan to help eliminate it and give you a better idea of how many sessions you’ll need so you can plan accordingly.

How Soon Can I Expect Results?

Patients can expect visible improvements in the appearance of their port wine stain within the first two to six weeks of their treatment. It may take a few months to see the final results based on the size of the port wine stain. We will give you a better idea of what to expect from your results at your consultation.

How Long Will My Results Last?

One of the many benefits of this treatment is that patients can expect permanent results. The laser will target the discolored vessels that make up the port wine stain and force the body to respond to the treatment by replacing those discolored skin cells and vessels with healthier ones.

Am I a Good Candidate?

The excel V+ laser device is safe for a wide range of skin types and tones, including patients with light and darker skin. Patients who want to permanently eliminate a port wine stain birthmark and restore a uniform skin tone make good treatment candidates.

Some patients may not qualify for safety reasons, which is why initial consultation is such an important part of this process. It helps us confirm your eligibility and determine whether a port wine stain treatment plan is right for you.

Restore Healthy, Uniform Skin

If you have a port wine stain on your face or body that’s been making you self-conscious about your appearance, we can change that with a customized treatment plan to permanently eliminate it and help you achieve a normal and uniform skin tone. If you want to learn more about this treatment process and confirm whether it’s right for you, we can schedule a consultation to give you more details, answer questions, and schedule your first treatment.

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