Dermatologic laser therapy
Lasers produce an intense, precise beam of light that can treat a variety of skin problems, such as scars, unwanted body hair, and birthmarks.
Lasers have become a cutting-edge treatment for port wine stains, which are a common type of birthmark that is reddish or purplish in color. Port wine stains commonly appear on the face and upper body and tend to darken and/or thicken with age. Their surface can become uneven and bumpy, and may bleed easily.
Children’s provides the most advanced laser technologies available to lighten the appearance and soften the texture of these birthmarks.
- If you are a family member looking for a dermatology specialist who performs laser therapy at Children’s, please visit Find a doctor.
- If you are a health professional looking for a dermatology consultation or referral information, please call Children’s Physician Access at 1-866-755-2121 (toll-free).