Port wine stains and salmon patches are common types of birthmarks caused by expanded blood vessels in the skin. Both can be noticed during the early infancy of the child and take the aspect of red patches on the skin. Neither of these types of birthmarks presents a health risk and they tend to have no other symptoms associated. Although some birthmark patches diminish over time as the child grows, others may become permanent. A non-invasive treatment option would be the port wine stains and salmon patches laser removal treatment in Solihull.
Salmon patches, also called nevi simple, are a very common type of birthmark. Between 40% and 70% of newborns have at least one red salmon patch present on the skin which has the aspect of a red area, a few millimeters to a few centimeters in size, with poorly defined borders. They are caused by temporarily expanded capillaries underneath the skin and are remnants of the enlarged blood vessels the fetus has during development. Depending on their location on the skin, salmon patches have different popular names: stork bites are found on the back of the neck while angel kisses are situated on the forehead, upper lip or eyelid. While angel kisses tend to disappear by age 2 in most infants, stork bites may never regress, however, they are mostly covered by hair and hidden from sight.
Port wine stains, or nevi flammeus, are not as common, affecting about 0,3% of newborns. They are malformations of the blood vessels that are shown as red patches with well-defined borders. At birth, the patch may have a pinkish colour which will darken as the child grows, sometimes developing a purple shade. Unlike salmon patches, port wine stains rarely fade over time. This may be a problem for the child or adult when the birthmark is located on the face. The child may feel insecure especially when interacting with other children who notice the blemish and comment on the mark.
As such, parents may want to take steps in removing the port wine stain using a non-surgical, virtually painless and scar-free method. Renew Skin & Health Clinic provides the Pulse Dye salmon patch laser removal treatment in Solihull and the port wine stain removal laser treatment in Solihull. This method is based on the selective thermolysis effect and uses an organic dye mixed in a solvent. This ensures that the heat generated by the laser’s energy is selectively targeted to the affected tissue, which is gradually suppressed, while the surrounding healthy tissue is left unharmed. Because the salmon patch or port wine spots removal laser treatment in Solihull is non-invasive, it is ideal for children as no hospitalisation or strong anesthetics are required. This guarantees a minimal amount of stress for young children.
Our experts at Renew Skin & Health Clinic have a lot of experience with port wine stains removal and salmon patch laser removal treatments in Solihull, ensuring an efficient service catered to each patient. A prior consultation will be required to determine the patient’s condition and medical history. This will inform our experts of potential side effects and establish if the patient is suitable for the port wine stains or salmon patch laser removal treatment in Solihull.
Contact our Head Office at Renew Skin & Health Clinic in order to benefit from our non-surgical, minimally invasive, safe and highly effective salmon patch and port wine stain laser removal treatment in Solihull, using the quick and easy Pulse Dye laser therapy which guarantees the best cosmetic results.