Port wine stain concerns. Have lasers improved? Are there other options?

Port wine stain on face-In the mid+ late 90's - lazer treatments with a pulsed dye lazer every 6-8 weeks for years with few results. The only places that cleared slightly were right by my eye and by my temple+the margins of the birthmark. It's cobbling near the eye area and I am a bit worried about it impacting my vision eventually.

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Deeper wavelength lasers for cobbling for port wine stains.

If you have cobbling, deeper penetrating lasers are best. Since the invention of pulse dye laser, newer lasers such as the Excel V can deliver dual wavelengths. Additionally longer wavelengths lasers penetrate deeper into the skin, such as the 1064 Nd Yag. These are more effective than the pulse dye laser. Consult an expert for an opinion on possible treatments. All the best, Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane. Australia. 

Brisbane Dermatologist
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Port Wine Stains, Cosmetic Mole Removal -- Lasers, Radiowave, Shave -- See an Expert

Lasers, Radiowave, Shave, Microneedling may be able to help your port wine stain. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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