IPL Treating a Port Wine Stain


A port wine stain represents a collection of blood vessels near the skin surface creating the darkening of the skin.  This teenager has been bothered by her port wine stain around her eye.  Given the darkness present in the before photo, it was difficult to cover with makeup and extended onto the inside aspect of her left upper eyelid.  She underwent a total of three IPL treatments in the office which took less than a minute each.  As you can see in the after photo the dark color of the port wine stain is no longer there.  It is also completley gone over her eyelid and several parts of her nose.  The area around the brow still has a little color but this doesn't bother her.  She is very ecstatic with the result she got without any downtime or scarring.