A port wine stain is a red or purple
birthmark caused by an area of abnormal blood vessels. Because
port wine stains usually occur on the face, they can affect
the confidence and social skills of sufferers.
How can it be treated?
These Pigment lesions of the face or
neck are usually difficult to camouflage. However the Vasculight
technology system using Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is designed
to deliver high energy pulses with variable duration and velocity
to destroy the stain. The rapid absorption of the light energy
causes the melanin to be destroyed hence diluting its concentration
causing the skin to appear uniform in colour and texture.
In addition, the large spot size capability of the Vasculight
allows a larger area to be treated successfully without the
unwelcome side effects associated with inferior systems.
How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments depends on
the extent of the stain. However, unlike many clinics, we're
able to keep the number of treatments to a minimum because
of the high specification of our Vasculight system.
Will it hurt?
While the treatment doesn't hurt,
some patients do notice some slight discomfort that's similar
to a sting or the snap of an elastic band.
When will I see the results??
You should see a noticeable improvement
after the first treatment