Common in babies who are born with them, salmon patches and port wine spots birthmarks caused by dilation of capillaries, usually present since the womb period. The salmon patch removal laser treatment, respectively the port wine stains removal treatment available at Renew Skin & Health Clinic address both children and adults in Leicester who suffer from the cosmetic distress caused by the remnants of these skin lesions.
To get a bit more insight on these two skin conditions, we will give you some general information on their symptoms and causes. Salmon patches (nevi simplex) are birthmarks indicating former capillaries during fetal circulation. Flat, pinkish spots, salmon patches appear in 70% babies and will usually disappear completely around the age of 6. Salmon spots are also called angel’s kisses when present on the face and stork bite when they occur in the occipital region. Except for their colour, salmon patches are asymptomatic, do not itch and are not contagious. In rare cases, salmon patches remain and if they are located in the facial area, parents may request a cosmetic treatment to alleviate the child’s distress. The salmon patch removal laser treatment performed by our specialists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic is an ideal cosmetic solution.
Port wine stains (nevus flammeus) are also caused by abnormal capillaries, but are much rarer than salmon patches, manifesting in 3 out of 1 000 babies. Another difference between these two birthmarks is that port wine stains do not disappear in time, they tend to become darker in colour and can also change texture, becoming thickened and rough at touch, causing serious cosmetic distress, especially if present on the face. Port wine stains can appear anywhere on the body, with a greater incidence on the face, neck, scalp, arms and legs. For more severe cases, the pulse dye laser therapy for port wine spots removal in Leicester is the best option given its advantages.
As mentioned above, the pulse dye laser therapy used by pour specialists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic can be applied for both the salmon patch removal treatment and the port wine spots removal treatment in Leicester. This laser technology is based on the principle of selective thermolisys in a lasing medium that consists of an organic dye mixed with a solvent. The thermal effect of the laser energy will destroiy the targeted cells from within, acting solely upon the lesion and causing absolutely no harm to the adjacent tissues. This makes the pulse dye laser therapy a minimally invasive and scarless treatment for the port wine stains removal and salmon patch removal in Leicester. Using a local anesthetic cream, the child or adult undergoing the salmon patch or port wine stains removal laser treatment in Leicester will not feel any pain during the procedure. Another advantage is that being non-surgical and minimally invasive, the port wine stains and salmon patch removal treatments in Leicester do not require any downtime and the healing process is enhanced to such an extent that the cosmetic results are far superior as compared to any other technique.
Prior to the salmon patch removal laser treatment in Leicester or the port wine stains removal laser treatment in Leicester, as a patient, you will have to undergo a specialized consultation during which we will assess you medical history and current health condition to determine if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure and eliminate any other potential risks. The number of sessions needed for complete salmon patch removal or port wine stains removal will be determined after the first session.
Do not let this cosmetic issue affect your or your child’s life when we can provide you with such an easy and safe solution. The port wine stains and salmon patch removal treatments in Leicester are performed with the revolutionary pulse dye laser, ensuring excellent final cosmetic results.