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zmkm1402022 11-18-2012 11:35 AM

my little girl's birthmark
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Hi, I am in Australia. i was so excited of having my newborn girl Elli on 6/11/2012. but the birthmarks on her face turn us down completely. at the beginning, doctor told us those marks are bruises, and will disappear in a few days. but actually those are birthmarks, i am not sure what kind of birthmarks are on her nose, upper lip and forehead. could you please have a look at the attached photos, and give me some suggestions of the treatment.

missy 11-18-2012 01:22 PM

Hi and welcome!

They *look* like port wine stains, but I can't be sure. What part of Australia are you in?

Here are our listings for doctors in Australia:

Dr David Lord
Radiology Department
Vascular Birthmarks Program
Childrens Hospital Westmead
Locked Bag 4001
Westmead NSW 2145
Sydney Australia

Dr. Tony Moore
Adelaido Plastic Surg. Assoc.
Memorial Hospital North Adelaide,
S. Australia 8267-1800

Dr Philip Bekhor
Director, Laser Unit
Royal Children's Hospital
Melbourne, Australia
Laser Dermatology
503 Elgar Rd
Box Hill, Melbourne
Phone 61 3 9890 1844

zmkm1402022 11-18-2012 10:34 PM

Thanks Missy. We live in Adelaide (South Australia).if it is port wine stain, what is the best time for treatment. Last week, a skin doctor told us that Elli may need a laser treatment at 1-year old age, we are going to see another skin doctor tomorrow, and I will keep you informed. we will go to see Dr. Tony Moore as you recommended sometime soon.

caseylee536 06-12-2013 10:28 PM

Your baby is precious! Our daughter was born in September 2011 with extensive port wine stains and they look like Elli's but in different areas. Has Elli had any treatments yet? My Lucy has had several, she sarted them just after she turned 6 months.

mohsin147 08-27-2014 07:13 AM

Aleah's who has a H on the back of her neck has been on propranlolo for about 4 months now 7 has just had her dose up'd from 2.5mg daily to 5mg daily. With fantastic results.
Her H has gone from 4cm x 5 cm & raised by 3cm to about a 1cm area, she is left with alot of scaring from the area that was ulcerated. Once the remaining area is back to skin level we will than discuss removing what is under the skin.

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