Does the portwine stain colour change the level of clearance/success?
2 years ago
I have a rather large, patchy, flat pink PWS on my right leg. Problem is that the stain changes colour depending on the temperature and whether I am lying down or not. When I lie down it turns really pale that the doctor can't even see where the stain is. When I stand up the redness comes back. Especially with the added cooling mechanism of V-beam my doctor is using, the stain becomes so pale that I end up getting only a few shots even though half of my leg is covered by the stain.What can I do?
Doctor Answers 2
Port Wine Stain Treatment
Hmmm a few suggestions….have
your PWS treated while you are standing and exercise or add a heating pad to
increase blood flow. We have our patients run up and down the stairs sometimes
to get increased blood flow. I don’t think the cooling is changing the
appearance of the PWS, rather the treatment is flushing the area and it gets
harder to see – mark out the area ahead of time with a white pencil. Then do all the
tricks you need to do to increase blood flow.
PortWine Staine and Treatment
You need to see a laser fellowship trained physician. There is no reason you cant get a full leg treatment or with multiple lasers in tandum to get a better result. Seek the advice of an expert. Best, Dr. Emer.
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