I had my pulsed dye laser last saturday in my portwine stain. It look like a balck eye under my eye is this really the color after the treatment until when this black color will be gone. I hope to hear feedback. Thanks
Color of Port Wine Stain After Pulsed Dye Laser?
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Dark discoloration of port wine stain after treatment with port wine stain
A port wine stain will become blue and purple after treatment with a pulsed dye laser because it is as though it has been bruised. It can take 10 days to 2 weeks sometimes for this discoloration to fade.
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Yes, this normal and will resolve with time. It does help to massage the area. The pulse dye laser is normally considered the gold standard for treatment of a pot wine stain. Anticipate this change and discoloration will occur with each treatment. Best,
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS
Port Wine Stain After Treatment
Hi Angie. Yes, a port wine birthmark will get very dark maroon after treatment because it is bruised. Your practitioner should have told you this before treatment and/or showed you photos. It will typically take 7-10 days to resolve. Good luck.
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