What Are Port Wine Stains and What Can I Do About Them?

Do you have a large red-colored mark on your face or neck? These large marks are known as port wine stains. They are a type of birth mark that forms due to the malformation of veins and capillaries within the skin.

Port wine stains are not a medical concern, but their appearance can significantly diminish the beauty of your face and can lower your self-esteem. Fortunately, pulsed dye laser treatments are incredibly effective at eliminating port wine stains. The laser absorbs the red proteins, known as hemoglobins, that are discoloring your skin.

Port wine stains can become darker over time, so it is important that you receive a treatment for the issue as soon as possible. If you have large and noticeable port wine stains on your face or neck, contact Franklin Laser Center to schedule a consultation for pulsed dye laser treatment.