Posted by: Annie | 2009/08/31


Port Wine stain

Hi there, my daughter is now 5 weeks old, she was born with I think a port wine stain, a red flat mark about 1 cm in diameter between her two eyes, i was wanting to know if it will fade or do we have to have it removed via laser. Is there some form of medical cosmetics that can be used to cover it up untill this can be done, because some peoples comments can be quite cruel. If there is what is it called and where can I get hold of it and is it safe to use on a 5 week old.

Expert's Reply



I know that you are very concerned about your baby and her portwine stain.Fortunately she has a small stain. This will fade away by itself. No treatment is needed and in fact it is important that no one tries to remove this mark by any method now. Your paediatrician will keep an eye on your baby and all will be well in the end.

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