Los Angeles Port Wine Stain Removal
Port wine stains (Naevus Flammeus) are birthmarks that appear at birth, caused by an over abundance of blood vessels in the area. These capillary malformations can be large in size and cosmetically unsightly. At the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery, Dr. Ben Talei offers the most advanced technology in port wine stain removal and birthmark removal.
While most birthmarks remain unseen, port wine stains can vary in color from a pale pink to a deep purple color. The trouble is that these birthmarks generally occur on the face, neck, shoulders and chest.
Port wine stains can be successfully treated and greatly diminished through cutting edge laser therapy treatments. These laser treatments must be given in a series over a period of time, but they can dramatically improve the look of the birthmark. Dr. Talei prefers to treat port wine stains as early as possible. In infants and children, the skin responds more quickly to the treatments, yielding the best results. However, treatments can successfully be made in adults too.
Dr. Talei has dual fellowship training in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vascular Birthmarks and Congenital Anomalies with Laser Surgery. His knowledge and experience in port wine stain treatments makes him on of the most successful and sought after physicians for such birth marks. Extensive experience has advanced our practice to often include surgical resection of certain Port Wine Stains especially for Hypertrophic Port Wine Stains. This can be performed on the face or the body, combining laser treatment with resection and advanced reconstruction to obtain the most impressive results. On occasion, Dr. Talei also uses cutting edge medical therapies to help treat the most resistant stains by using topical Sirolimus (Rapamycin) in between laser treatments.
If you or your child have this type of birthmark, contact our Port Wine Stain Removal Specialists at the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery to set up a consultation with Dr. Talei. A thorough examination of the affected area, discussion of the treatment and achievable results will take place. Dr. Talei will also make sure that his patients understand that port wine stains can reappear, so reoccurring treatments may be necessary.