Lasers and Port-wine Stain Treatment in Winnipeg
DR. MINUK SKINCLINIC is a leading destination for effective portwine stain birthmark treatment in Manitoba. Our specialized approach involves the utilization of a pulsed dye laser that precisely targets blood vessels causing discoloration. Dr. Minuk's expertise ensures that you receive tailored solutions for this vascular condition, helping you achieve a more even skin tone.
Port wine stain treatment
Port wine stain treatment
Precise Vascular Targeting:
Port-wine stains are caused by an issue with capillaries, which are very small blood vessels. Usually, capillaries are narrow, but in the case of port-wine stains, they’re overly dilated. This allows blood to collect in them. This collection of blood is what gives port-wine stains their distinctive color. They may become larger or change shape as capillaries grow larger.
Our treatment employs the pulsed dye laser's unique capability to selectively target and coagulate blood vessels responsible for the birthmark's appearance. This targeted approach minimizes damage to surrounding tissues, resulting in efficient and safe treatment.
Most patients will need several treatments, though the exact number depends on several factors, including skin color, size, and location.
Following laser treatment, your skin will be extra sensitive, so be sure to wear sunscreen and protect the affected skin following the procedure.
Broken Blood Vessels:
Broken blood vessels, also known as spider veins or telangiectasia, can be effectively treated using our vascular pulse dye laser. By emitting intense yet controlled light energy, the laser safely coagulates the targeted blood vessels, causing them to fade over time. Dr. Minuk's approach ensures minimal discomfort and a well-managed recovery, promoting improved skin clarity and texture.
Rosacea and Redness:
Rosacea and persistent facial redness can be distressing, but our skin laser treatments offer relief. Dr. Minuk's expertise with the vascular pulse dye laser helps manage the visible symptoms of rosacea by reducing redness and minimizing visible blood vessels. The treatment encourages collagen production, leading to overall skin rejuvenation and a more even complexion.
Prior to skin laser treatment, you'll have a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Minuk. He will assess your skin concerns, medical history, and customize a treatment plan to address your unique needs. During the procedure, you may experience a mild sensation similar to a rubber band snap as the laser pulses. Dr. Minuk's precision ensures minimal discomfort during the session.
After the laser treatment for portwine stain birthmarks, you may notice some temporary redness and bruising at the treatment site. These side effects are generally mild and subside within a few days. Over the following weeks, the treated blood vessels will gradually diminish, leading to a lightening of the birthmark's appearance.
With Dr. Minuk's meticulous approach, you can expect a smoother and more uniform skin tone in the treated area. Follow post-treatment instructions provided by Dr. Minuk, which may include avoiding sun exposure and adhering to recommended skincare practices.
The pulsed dye laser's controlled energy prompts the targeted blood vessels to break down over time. This gradual process allows the body's natural healing mechanisms to remove the treated vessels, leading to a lightening of the birthmark's coloration.
Is BOTOX safe?Yes! Dr. Minuk has provided hundred’s treatments and is very experienced in neuromodulator use. However this is a ‘medical procedure’ and side effects can occur. Dr. Minuk is a Board Certified Dermatologist with years of training and experience treating wrinkles and lines that appear over the years.
How does BOTOX work?BOTOX in small injected doses stops the muscle from contracting or moving. This results in a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles with time. The treatment should be repeated every 3-5 months to maintain your correction.
Are the injections painful?There may be mild discomfort, but Dr. Minuk reports none of his patients have discontinued treatment due to discomfort.
What is the recovery time?There is no actual downtime. You can return to your regular schedule immediately after your treatment. However, we ask you not to go to the gym or have a workout treatment day and request you do not lay down for 3 hours following treatment.
What are the most common facial areas for it?Most common treatment areas are frown lines between the eyes, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes) around the eyes and the horizontal lines across the forehead. Dr. Minuk will balance your eyebrows and provide a browlift if desired! More advance treatment areas of the lower face, jawline or neck can be discussed during your consultation.
What are the side effects?The most common side effects are bruising at the injection site, headaches, and mild swelling. A temporary eyelid droop can occur in 1-2% of treatments. We have eyedrop drops to help reverse this uncommon effect.
How often will I need BOTOX injections?BOTOX effects varies from person to person with the average treatment lasting been 3-5 months. We recommend treatments every 3 ½ to 4 months to maintain your correction. However 2-3 times yearly is helpful as well.