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Are Port Wine Stains Inherited
Mostly not: Most port wine stains are birth defects due to unique conditions of fetal development. A few uncommon ones do run in families. But most are isolated and cannot be passed on to the next generation. There is laser treatment which can attenuate them and sometimes practically eliminate them. ...Read more
Laser; occas surgery: For most port wine stains, serial laser therapy can greatly reduce the color and if started early enough, return the skin to near-normal appearance. Sometimes, these stained areas may increase in size and thickness, and surgery may be necessary to return this back to normal size and contour appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser for PWS: The gold-standard therapy for treatment of port-wine stains (pws) is the pulsed dye laser. This laser is very effective and safe for the reduction in the color of the pws, and helps to prevent the thickening and nodularity that can develop over time. Complete clearance is not likely, but many pws can see a 70-90% improvement. Most require multiple treatments, generally about 6-12 sessions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am an 18 year old with a port wine stain. It covers most of the right side of my face. It randomly begins bleeding, kind of severe. What should I do?
If my Wife's and I's first child has a port wine stain how likely is it that my next child will be born with one / have one? Is it genetic?
Port wine stain : this is a good question for a geneticist or a neurologist or a dermatologist or all 3! Yes it is hereditary and it doesxhave some associated brain risks if it is on the face. Usually a relative will have one and the chances the next child will have a similar port wine stain is 50 %. Look up sturgeon webber on the internet while you wait to talk to your doctor. Cosmetically you have hope too ...Read more
Hard to say: Since you didn't provide enough background information, I cannot say.You did not provide information about the location of this stain, which is very important.You did not indicate other features of the problem.The site is not a chat room.The questions are not linked.Each question must have the basic information needed to describe the issue before an answer can be formulated.Please start over ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference appearance wise between a port wine stain and a strawberry kiss/angel kiss birthmark?
Can Appear Similar: "Difference appearance wise...port wine stain (PWS) vs. strawberry kiss/angel kiss" is the question? These are malformations of the capillary blood vessels. Angel's Kiss is present at birth, typically involves face & head areas, most fade by 2 yrs old. PWS occurs anywhere & can occur with vascular anomalies of the brain, eyes, limbs. See your doctor to provide the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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