Free Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF) Laser Treatment Clinic

This free laser clinic is part of VBF’s mission to network families affected by VBARS to the appropriate medical professionals for evaluation and/or treatment, provide informational resources, sponsor physician education, mobilize medical missions, collaborate on research, and support programs that promote acceptance. At VBF’s national and international clinics, free laser treatments are offered to patients who cannot afford or have limited access to treatment. VBF is committed to ensuring that every patient gets fair and equal access to the latest treatment options for all vascular birthmarks, anomalies, and/or related syndromes.

Free VBF Laser Treatment Clinic in Miami, Florida, USA

February 24, 2024


The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF), along with Dr. Ana Duarte, one of VBF's medical experts, director of The International Birthmark Institute (TIBI) invite you to join the FREE vascular birthmarks laser clinic at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (NCH) on Saturday, February 24th, 2024, from 9:00 AM ET to 12:00 PM ET.

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The clinic is being sponsored by The International Birthmark Institute (TIBI) at NCH. TIBI is a comprehensive multi-specialty center of excellence for the evaluation and management of all birthmarks, with special expertise in vascular birthmarks or vascular anomalies in newborn babies and children, including hemangiomas and vascular malformations.

The free laser and consultation clinic is open to both adults and children.

VBF President and Founder, Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD, will be speaking to residents of NCH regarding patient advocacy for VBARS (vascular birthmarks, anomalies, and/or related syndromes), on Thursday, February 22nd, at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (NCH).

On Friday, February 23rd, Dr. Linda will also be hosting Dr. Duarte for a VBF Facebook Live session at 3:30 PM ET. The topic for this Live session will be “Pediatric Vascular Birthmarks, Anomalies, and Syndromes: When to Treat and When to Observe.” You can watch this Live session at

Candela’s Vbeam® Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) is considered the gold standard for the laser treatment of port wine stains (birthmarks) and other vascular anomalies in infants and children, as well as adults.

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What medical experts say about the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation and Candela professional Vbeam® laser machine:

Candela is ever grateful for all of the tremendous work the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation does all over the world. We are honored to support the many physicians and the teams that help improve the lives of patients using Candela’s VBeam 595 nm technology. We are committed to developing innovative, transformational technologies that treat serious afflictions impacting individuals regardless of age and skin type from around the globe, and we are happy to partner with this Foundation that shares our same belief in changing lives. - Konika Patel Schallen, MD - Senior VP, Clinical Operations and Medical Director at Candela Corp

Many individuals and families living with a vascular birthmark, anomaly and/or related syndrome (VBARS) have not been able to have access to care during the past several years due to circumstances out of their control, such as COVID-19 and displacement due to the war in Ukraine, this free clinic will provide both help and hope to our VBARS community in Europe. No matter what is happening in the world, the need for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan does not stop. - Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, president and founder, The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

We are pleased to be able to support the meaningful work of the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation with the Candela Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser which has been helping physicians improve vascular birthmarks for over thirty years. The team at Candela is committed to advancing technology and collaborating with our providers in order to continue to impact the lives of patients around the world. - Konika Patel Schallen, M.D., Medical Director, Senior Vice President, Global Clinical Operations, Candela Medical

The VBF Italy free clinic is one of the most rewarding events in my medical career. I look forward to it like children look forward to Christmas. - Dr. Giacomo Colletti

Myself and my staff look forward to hosting these free VBF clinics. Being able to pay it forward through the use of Laserplast is as rewarding for us as it is for the patients. - Dr. Matteo Tretti Clementoni

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About The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Established in 1994, by Founder and President, Linda Rozell-Shannon, Ph.D., VBF is the leading vascular birthmarks foundation in the world for patient education.

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF) is an international charitable organization that networks families affected by a vascular birthmark, anomaly, and/or related syndrome (VBARS) to the appropriate medical professionals for evaluation and/or treatment, provides informational resources as well as sponsors physician education, mobilizes medical missions, and supports research and programs that promote acceptance for individuals with vascular birthmarks. VBF has networked more than 125,000 children and adults into treatment since 1994.

For more information about vascular birthmarks, anomalies, and/or related syndromes, and treatment options, please visit

About the European Vascular Anomalies

The European Vascular Anomalies (EVA) Clinic is a modern medical unit providing specialized and coordinated services for patients with Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations. Additionally, the surgical team treats any medical condition that causes functional and aesthetic problems on the face and neck. The clinic’s physicians are highly trained Facial Surgeons, specialized in Maxillofacial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Interventional Radiologists, Pathologists, Dermatologists and other related medical specialists and healthcare providers.

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