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What is the treatment for port-wine stains in children?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Laser treatments can help remove port-wine stains in infants with minimal scarring and pain. If you choose not to have them removed, as your child gets older, you may have to deal with esteem issues. Many families choose to use education as a first-line defense -- talking to teachers and parents of classmates to explain why their child may look different. Other parents and older children may decide that medical makeup, which hides the stains, is a preferred route.
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