What Are Port-Wine Stains?
Port-wine stains are caused by a vascular malformation, and are present at birth.
Dr. Friedman’s Treatment Approach to Port-Wine Stains
Dr. David Friedman, a U.S. and Israel Board Certified Dermatologist, treats port-wine stains with the Candela Pulse-Dye Laser. As the Medical Director of Candela Israel, Dr. Friedman performs these treatments with the newest devices and latest treatment protocols.
Dr. Friedman believes that early intervention is key to achieving the best results possible, which is based on research and decades of experience.
Our recommendations for laser port-wine stains treatments:
- Early Intervention – at age of 2 weeks
- Frequent Treatments – every 2-4 weeks
The treatment goal is improvement in the appearance of the port-wine stain, by the time the child is one years old.
Meuhedet refers eligible pediatric patients with port-wine stains to Dr. Friedman for laser treatments. For more information regarding Meuhedet, you can contact your local Meuhedet branch or our clinic.
Dr. Friedman also treats older patients with port-wine stains. Some patients will have moderate improvement while others will achieve near-perfect results.
Dr. Friedman’s port-wine stains treatments for older patients include:
- Pulse-Dye Laser (generally used)
- Alexandrite Laser
- YAG Laser
At your consultation, Dr. Friedman will first assess your port-wine stain and will then create a personalized treatment plan for you.