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My 9m/old daughter was diagnosed w/ glaucoma and has a portwine stain on her left cheek. Can she get that removed now? Or does she need to be older?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Portwine stain

Lasers have made the biggest impact on treatment, because they are the sole method of destroying the cutaneous capillaries without significant damage to the overlying skin.
She is not to young to be treated with the laser. Pulsed-dye laser is the treatment of choice.

In brief: Portwine stain

Lasers have made the biggest impact on treatment, because they are the sole method of destroying the cutaneous capillaries without significant damage to the overlying skin.
She is not to young to be treated with the laser. Pulsed-dye laser is the treatment of choice.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Port-wine stain, is a vascular lesion that will not go away with time or aging.
Treatments vary depending on the classification. Infants and children can and are successfully treated. Please see a trained plastic (facial)surgeon and or dermatologist.

In brief: Yes

Port-wine stain, is a vascular lesion that will not go away with time or aging.
Treatments vary depending on the classification. Infants and children can and are successfully treated. Please see a trained plastic (facial)surgeon and or dermatologist.
Dr. James Shire
Dr. James Shire
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Can start

These take time and at this age she would likely need to be put to sleep during the procedure.
The laser treatments are done in sessions defined by the extent/location and depth of the lesion. Once you start, sessions are spread out over months that include a recuperative period and will likely take at least a year and more.

In brief: Can start

These take time and at this age she would likely need to be put to sleep during the procedure.
The laser treatments are done in sessions defined by the extent/location and depth of the lesion. Once you start, sessions are spread out over months that include a recuperative period and will likely take at least a year and more.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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