The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

New research concludes that “treatment of Port-Wine Stains in infancy was both safe and effective”. We’re excited to share two brand new research articles concerning the safety and effectiveness of laser therapy for port-wine stains in infancy:

Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment of Port-Wine Stains in Infancy Without the Need for General Anesthesia [PDF]

Hana Jeon, MD; Leonard J. Bernstein, MD; Daniel A. Belkin, MD; Sabrina Ghalili; Roy G. Geronemus, MD
JAMA Dermatology
American Medical Association
Published online March 13, 2019

“CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE. In this study, treatment of PWS’s in infancy was both safe and effective. Early intervention allows for treatment without general anesthesia, maximizing the chance to achieve clearance before school age and thereby minimizing the negative outcome of PWSs for both the patient and the family.”

Early Use of Laser for Port-Wine Stains: Timing, Efficacy, and Shared Decision Making [PDF]

Erin F. Mathes, MD; Ilona J. Frieden, MD
JAMA Dermatology
American Medical Association
Published online March 13, 2019

“In this issue of JAMA Dermatology, Jeon and colleagues1report on the safety and efficacy of pulsed dye laser (PDL) use in the treatment of port-wine stains (PWS) in a cohort of nearly 200 infants treated without the use of general anesthesia.”

Candela® Announces Results of The Largest Published Study of Infants And Children Using Vbeam® Laser System 

JAMA-Dermatology publishes Dr. Roy Geronemus’ authored largest study of infants and babies receiving a non-invasive treatment (vs. surgery) for birthmarks, port wine stains and other vascular related skin conditions on the face and body using the Vbeam laser system

“We have many families that are looking to improve their child’s life with these treatments that help address birthmarks or other vascular formations. My primary referral for these families is Dr. Geronemus,” said Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, President & Founder of the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation. “There are specific parameters around using lasers on infants and children, and Dr. Geronemus not only follows the latest protocols available, but also has seen the most clearance using the Vbeam laser system for these specific cases.”