port wine stain

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Related to port wine stains: nevus flammeus, Port Wine Nevus

port wine stain

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(Physiology) a type of haemangioma, seen as a purplish birthmark, often large and on the face or neck
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A combination of propranolol and laser is more effective than propranolol alone for infantile hemangiomas, and rapamycin can improve pulsed dye laser results for port wine stains.
The clinic also offers MaxG for treating sundamaged skin like melasma, freckles, dark spots, and other hyperpigmentation, and vascular conditions such as spider veins and port wine stains (discolored birthmarks); Lux 1540 for scars, stretch marks, deep wrinkles, stubborn cellulites, acne scars, and uneven, discolored skin; Lux R for removing unwanted hair permanently; Spectra XT, the allinone skin solution for pore reduction, tattoo removal, acne and erythema treatment, skin rejuvenation, and even nail fungus.
The first reports of eczematous inflammation within congenital malformations of postcapillary venules appeared in the mid-1990s with descriptions of dermatitis within nuchal-occipital port wine stains (PWS) in children (1, 2).
The cutaneous angiomas are called port wine stains, which usually occur unilaterally along dermatomes supplied by the ophthalmic and maxillary division of trigeminal nerve.
There are a variety of different types including the stork mark - a flat red mark usually found on the back of your baby's neck, eyelid or on the baby's forehead - and also port wine stains, which are red or purple in colour and usually flat.
One such individual is Maureen Dillon, who for 56 years was not able to go out in public with only one layer of makeup on, as the port wine stains became darker and brought more distress as years went by.
Current philosophy is to treat infants with port wine stains early because the vessels are thinner and respond better to laser treatments.
Port wine stains are caused by a problem with the blood vessels.
The laser treatment is offered at Enliven Cosmetic Laser Clinic, in Holbrook Lane, Coventry, and doctors say they can treat everything from spider veins and spider naevi to rosacea and port wine stains.
It provides support and information and resources for individuals affected by such as hemangiomas (an abnormal buildup of blood vessels in the skin or internal organs), port wine stains and other conditions.
It's also highly effective on birthmarks, port wine stains and scarring.
Port wine stains are venous malformations, not tumors, and require different and more difficult treatment.