PORT WINE STAINS (PWS)

A port wine stain is a red or purple birthmark that may grow darker over time. These marks are caused by the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the skin. While it can appear anywhere on the body, it is commonly found on the face, neck, arms, legs, and scalp. In some cases, the skin affected by a port wine stain will become thicker and rougher in adulthood. These marks can distract from a person’s features and be detrimental to your self-image.

Defyne Med Spa’s superior laser platforms, such as Cutera enlighten™ can easily lighten or even eliminate port wine stains. The abnormal veins and capillaries are targeted with precision and destroyed without causing harm to the surrounding skin.  This procedure is virtually painless, and can be performed without the use of anesthesia. These treatments can be done at any age, and are often most successful in younger patients. After multiple sessions, the characteristic wine colored blotches will be significantly lighter or even completely gone.