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Doctor insights on: Does Anyone Have Success Removing A Port Wine Stain

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I s port wine stain genetic?

I s port wine stain genetic?

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

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What can I do to fade a port-wine stain birth mark?

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 more

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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?

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

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If my son has a port wine stain on his nerve does he have sturge weber syndrome?

If my son has a port wine stain on his  nerve does he have sturge weber syndrome?

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 more

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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 more

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I have a large port wine stain birthmark on my chest, but desperately need a breast reduction, what are the risks concerning my birthmark?

None.: It is caused by a spontaneous mutation during embryonic development; discovered last year, it causes permanent malformations of capillaries locally. In some cases when it affects the face, cranium, or an extremely, there may be underlying vascular anomalies, (Surge-Weber syndrome and Klippel–Trénaunay–Weber syndrome), present prior to birth. Coordinate anesthesia for high dose laser therapy. ...Read more

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Can a pulsed-dye laser affect future facial hair growth if applied to cheek for port wine stain treatment please help.

Can a pulsed-dye laser affect future facial hair growth if applied to cheek for port wine stain treatment please help.

Probably not: Different lasers target different color targets. In case of pulse dye generally red colors are targeted which is why it is used for port wine staining. If your facial hair is closer in color to PWS there may be a small effect but it isn't likely. ...Read more

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Are port wine stains inherited?

Are port wine stains inherited?

PORT WINE STAINS: Port wine stains may be inherited but you can get these without any inheretence and these may appear even if there is no family history. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for port-wine stains?

What is the treatment for port-wine stains?

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 more

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I have a port wine birthmark. Is there any treatmentavailable to get it removed or am I scarred for life?

I have a port wine birthmark. Is there any treatmentavailable to get it removed or am I scarred for life?

Not necessarily: There are good laser treatments for many of these. I would check with a nearby university plastic surgery department--many have clinics dedicated to this problem. ...Read more

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I had zoom done.Want to keep white:no coffee, tea, red wine. Chiccory in coffee substitute? Chocolate? Other stain causes avoid? Please tell every food/drink to avoid. Am looking for a caffine substitute now of course! lol. Chiccory ingredient just as bad

I had zoom done.Want to keep white:no coffee, tea, red wine. Chiccory in coffee substitute? Chocolate? Other stain causes avoid? Please tell every food/drink to avoid.
Am looking for a caffine substitute now of course! lol. Chiccory ingredient just as bad

Touch ups: Drink your coffee & tea with a straw. A glass of wine will not affect your whitening. Normal use will cause your teeth to become dense, thus giving the illusion of darkening. This takes years. Your dentist should have made you bleaching trays. You can use take-home bleach to touch-up your teeth if you feel it necessary. ...Read more

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Partner has had port wine birthmark at tip of finger/under nail her whole life. Has been bleeding out a lot this past week. What is causing this?

Partner has had port wine birthmark at tip of finger/under nail her whole life. Has been bleeding out a lot this past week. What is causing this?

Vascular anomaly: it is a congenital vascular anomaly. since it is bleeding more now, consider seeing a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for treatment to remove it. It can be done with laser and other methods. ...Read more