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Port Wine Stain in New York and New Jersey

Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey offer laser treatment for port wine stain to the residents of New York and New Jersey.

What is a Port Wine Stain?Port Wine Stain in New York and New Jersey

Port wine stains, also known as nevus flammeus, are a unique type of birthmark that appears as a red or pink mark on the skin.  These birthmarks are most commonly found on the face, head, arms or legs.  While these birthmarks typically do not require medical treatment, they can affect a person’s self-confidence.

What Causes a Port Wine Stain?

Port wine stains are caused by overactive blood flow through the tiny vessels in the body.  This excessive blood flow causes the vessels to enlarge, and the excess blood is what creates the actual mark on the skin.  Certain genetic factors seem to influence a person’s risk for having a port wine stain.

What Treatments are Available for a Port Wine Stain?

Pulsed dye laser treatment for port wine stain birthmarks works by destroying the blood vessels that cause the red discoloration on the skin.  In most cases, the appearance of the port wine stain is diminished significantly, often to the point where the port wine stain is barely noticeable.

Is the Treatment for a Port Wine Stain Uncomfortable?

Port wine treatment should happen early in life because the blood vessels are much smaller and easier to treat.  Some children may not tolerate the sensation of the laser, so a topical anesthesia is used to numb the skin.  Pulsed dye laser treatment, though, is an effective port wine stain treatment in adolescence and adulthood.  Most older patients are better able to tolerate the discomfort, but a topical anesthesia can be administered for these cases as well.

Is There Any Downtime Required?

Dr. Goldberg may recommend rest after port wine stain treatment with the pulsed dye laser, especially for younger patients.  The amount of downtime and limitations to activities varies by patient.

How Many Sessions Will I Need for Port Wine Stain Treatment?

In most cases, more than one session is needed for optimum results.  Dr. Goldberg discusses your treatment plan during the consultation appointment.

What is the Cost of Port Wine Stain Laser Treatment in New York and New Jersey?

The price of port wine stain laser treatment varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, two different financing options that work with every budget! Please speak to our concierge team for more information.

How Do I Get Started?

Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss port wine stain laser treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.

Dr. Goldberg and his staff at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey provide personalized care to residents of New York and New Jersey with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call (201) 299-4521 to speak with our friendly staff.


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"Dr. Goldberg is one of the most skilled dermatologists in the industry. He is the first dermatologist to utilize the most cutting- edge lasers and techniques. Beyond his skills as a dermatologist, he is someone I trust to care for my skin." - R. G., New York, New York

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