Port-Wine Stain Birthmarks Laser Treatment

Everyone wants to stand out but sometimes a birthmark can make you feel like you’re getting the wrong attention.  We believe you should feel good about how you look and if that means lightening the appearance of a birthmark, we’re ready to help.

Many patients we see have port-wine stain (naevus flammeus) birthmarks, a very common type. These reddish or purplish marks on the skin are the result of malformed blood vessels that stay dilated (open) all the time. Some interesting facts about port-wine stain birthmarks:

  • About 3 in 1,000 people are born with port–wine stains;
  • Typically they appear on the face and upper body;
  • They marks tend to darken and thicken with age;
  • Their surface can become uneven, bumpy, and may bleed easily.

Lasers have made a huge impact on treating port–wine stains. Most of these birthmarks respond well to treatment with a pulsed dye laser because they can reduce blood vessels near the skin without significantly damaging the skin itself. The concentrated beam of light lightens the appearance and softens the texture of these birthmarks.

Why Choose Zel?

At Zel Skin & Laser Specialist we believe your skin is too important to leave to chance. We use the most advanced laser technologies and conduct our own internal research to prove our birthmark treatments will be effective.

We are a dermatologist owned and dermatologist directed clinic, and we’ve invested in more laser technology than any other clinic in the Twin Cities.  Our goal is to help you achieve your skin’s best appearance with a comprehensive, life-long approach to caring for your skin.


Contact us to schedule a consultation today at our Edina location.


*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location.

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*Results may vary per patient.