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Successful treatment of two pediatric port wine stains in darker skin types using 595 nm laser


Two young patients with Fitzpatrick skin type V were treated with the Vbeam for port-wine stains. Both the infant and toddler saw complete resolution with no complications.

PubMed Reference: Bae YS, Ng E, Geronemus RG. Lasers Surg Med. 2016 Apr;48(4):339-42.

Study Details: 

Report 1

  • 1-month old Fitzpatrick skin type V patient (African descent) with a PWS on the upper lip.
  • Vbeam treatment: 10% overlapping pulses,10mm spot size, 7.5 J/cm2, pulse duration 1.5 ms, and dynamic cooling spray of 30 ms.
  • Cold hydrogel dressings were applied immediately after each treatment.
  • Complete resolution after 3 monthly treatments and no complications.

Report 2

  • 4 year old Fitzpatrick skin type V patient (African descent) with a PWS on the right side of the forehead and glabella.
  • Vbeam treatment: 10% overlapping pulses,10mm spot size, 7–8.25 J/cm2, pulse duration 1.5 ms, and dynamic cooling spray of 30 ms.
  • Cold hydrogel dressings were applied immediately after each treatment.
  • Complete resolution after 2 treatments and no complications.