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Port Wine Stains

The London Cosmetic Clinic in Knightsbridge, London offers a variety of specialised Laser and SWT/I2PL vascular and skin treatments. We use the Ellipse Nordlys System – the most versatile and effective platform system on the market.
A port wine stain is a persistent dark red to purple congenital vascular malformation, which is a superficial, noncancerous growth that forms due to an abnormal collection of blood vessels. In a simpler form, a red or purple birthmark.

Port wine stains occur in about 3 out of 1000 people. Usually present from birth, the port wine stain occurs as a birthmark that generally grows on the face but can appear anywhere on the body. They persist throughout life and the area of skin directly affected grows in proportion to general growth. Port wines stains affect both male and females equally and have found not to be hereditary.

Short, safe bursts of light are directed at the skin. These may be visible Intense Pulsed Light (called I2PL or SWT technology by Ellipse) or from a laser, depending on the type of Port Wine Stain you want treated. The system filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by haemoglobin in the blood in your problem vessels. The light is converted to heat, which destroys the protein in the wall of the vessels, causing the vessels to gradually disappear after treatment. To ensure the best light transmission, a thin layer of gel (like that used in ultrasound examinations) is applied to your skin before treatment.

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from 15 min





Down Time

2-4 weeks

Time to See Results

Repeat between 4-6 weeks.

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