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 New York, USA

October 6-8, 2023


The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF), along with Dr. Roy Geronemus, Director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, invite you to join us at the VBF 2023 Annual Conference and Clinic in New York City on the weekend of October 6-8, 2023.

Free Laser Treatment
8:30 am – 12:30 pm Sunday, October 8, Dr. Roy G. Geronemus, one of the top laser specialists in the world for vascular birthmarks, will be providing free laser treatments, without anesthesia (some nerve blocks may be used), at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, located at 317 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

After you have been pre-screened by VBF and determined to be eligible for free laser, you will also be connected directly with Dr. Geronemus’ experienced team to streamline the process, answer any of your laser-related questions, and for HIPAA purposes.

NOTE: Existing patients of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center may not be eligible for a free laser treatment.

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Free VBF Laser Treatment Clinic in Milan, Italy

Friday, December 1, 2023

VBF Milan

The clinic will take place at Laserplast in Milan, Italy. Laserplast is located at PIAZZA ELEONORA DUSE 2 – 20122 Milano (MI).

In addition to free laser treatment and free ultrasounds, the VBF Italy Super Clinic will offer free consultations for Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS) and Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS).

Patients will have the opportunity to meet with:

  • Giacomo Colletti, MD, DDS. (for Laser and Ultrasound)
  • Matteo Tretti Clementoni, MD
  • Anne Comi, MD (for SWS)
  • Kamiab Delfanian, MD (for KTS)
  • Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD

To be considered for a free laser session, you will need to be screened and pre-approved, found on the application. This laser clinic is open to all, both adults and children.

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

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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