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Picture of Port Wine Stain

Picture of Port Wine Stain

The photo depicts a port wine stain on the cheek of an infant. Port wine stains are caused by an abnormal grouping of capillaries in the skin. Port wine stains in infancy are amenable to high-energy pulsed-dye laser treatments, which are safe and effective in improving the appearance of these birthmarks.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, vol. 39, 20o7: "Efficacy of Early Treatment of Facial Port Wine Stains in Newborns: A Review of 49 Cases"