Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Birthmark Port Wine Treatment

Treatment for port wine stains may include cosmetics, and phototherapy.

Specific treatment for port wine stains may include:

  • Cosmetics for port wine stains:
    • Applying cover makeup to the stain
  • Phototherapy for port wine stains:
    • Laser light destroys the abnormal blood vessels

Birthmark Port Wine Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat port wine stains:

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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Birthmark Port Wine References
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