Laser treatment for vascular birthmarks

Laser treatment for vascular birthmarks is carried out by an experienced Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Spire Murrayfield Hospital. The procedure is carried out in one of our hygeinic and modern treatment rooms with the support of our specialist nursing team.

Many people are born with vascular birthmarks. These birthmarks are made up of clusters of blood vessels near the surface of the skin and may be pink, red or purple in colour. Many birthmarks shrink and disappear on their own with time but some, including port wine stains, persist and may thicken and darken over time.

Laser treatment for vascular birthmarks from Spire Healthcare

About laser treatment for vascular birthmarks

Laser therapy can be used to treat many vascular birthmarks, including port wine stains and strawberry birthmarks. The treatment works by targeting intense light energy onto your skin so that it destroys the red pigmentation.

Following laser treatment, your skin will feel hot, rather like mild sunburn, and you may experience some bruising in the area. You'll need to use sunblock for two to three months after your treatment to protect your skin.

Usually you'll need a course of laser treatments for the best effect. Laser therapy may not completely get rid of your vascular birthmark, but it will usually make it significantly paler and less noticeable.

Laser treatment for vascular birthmarks from Spire Cosmetic Surgery

When you receive laser treatment at Spire you will have the procedure performed by an experienced specialist in the safe and comfortable surroundings of a Spire private hospital, not a clinic. Read more about why Spire is the trusted choice for cosmetic treatments. You can be assured of our commitment to the highest healthcare standards and cleaniliness.

As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly before you decide to proceed. Your specialist will explain the results you can expect, and will discuss the associated risks and alternatives to the procedure before going ahead.

How much does laser treatment for vascular birthmarks cost?

If you would like to know the price for laser treatment for vascular birthmarks, simply call your preferred Spire location to speak to a cosmetic treatment adviser, send us an online enquiry or request a callback and we will be in touch.

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For more information about cosmetic procedures, make a free appointment with one of our specialist cosmetic nurses. Our experienced nursing team will be happy to talk through your concerns and the options available to you. These appointments are free of charge and there is no obligation to proceed to surgery.

To arrange a free nurse advisory appointment call 0131 316 2507.

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