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A port wine stain is a type of birthmark that results from enlarged capillaries under the skin. Red or pink in color, this type of birthmark typically appears at birth and is known to thicken and darken as the patient grows older. About three in every 1,000 children are born with a port wine stain birthmark. The name comes from the appearance, as the mark looks like a spilled puddle of red wine. Dr. Eric Cerrati can provide port wine stain removal for children and adults at both of his Utah offices.

Port wine stains affect both males and females, and both are typically concerned when these birthmarks appear on the highly visible areas of the head and neck. Due to their size and appearance, the uneducated public can sometimes assume that the patient is a victim of some contagious disease and shun the patient’s company. Children can be especially cruel, ridiculing another child with a visible port wine stain birthmark.

Experienced Laser Birthmark Treatments in Utah

Dr. Cerrati prefers to use laser therapy to treat port wine stains. The laser emits heat that penetrates the skin where the port wine stain is located, destroying the blood vessels near the surface that cause the anomaly. After a series of laser treatments, the port wine stain will dissipate and fade. Dr. Cerrati will advise you on how many treatments will be necessary for your particular birthmark. Treatment must be tailored to each individual, as port wine stains can vary greatly.

Your child will feel a slight warming sensation from the laser but will experience no pain or discomfort. He or she can return home immediately after treatment but should avoid direct exposure to sunlight for a few days. Dr. Cerrati will share more information during a confidential consultation in his office before treatments begin.

Contact us today to schedule a port wine stain removal consultation with Dr. Eric Cerrati at his Salt Lake City or South Jordan offices.

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Justin G.

Dr. Cerrati is AMAZING at what he does! He is very professional, personable, and always makes sure you are comfortable during your procedures. After seeing 3 other physicians and having procedures done to help open my nasal passages, Dr. Cerrati came up with a different solution that actually worked. He is very meticulous and precise with all of his work and my facial injections were nearly painless. He does great work, I highly recommend!

Dustee L.

Dr. Cerrati, Nani and the entire staff made my day today! I put my wallet on the hood of my car and drove off with it there on my way to my appointment this morning. By the time I realized what I had done my wallet was long gone. I ended up being 20 minutes late for my appointment (which I absolutely hate) and the staff was nothing but understanding and so so nice when I told them what happened. It was my first experience in the office but absolutely not my last! Not only am I impressed with the way I was treated but they did an amazing job!! My appointment was short and sweet with a job well done and I couldn't help but leave with happy tears in my eyes. Kind people are the best!!!

Hunter G.

Dr. Cerrati is absolutely amazing! I was so happy with my fillers that I received. Definitely will be returning to him again! I trust him and recommended him 100% to all my family and friends. He always does his best to make sure his patients come out with the best possible outcome!

Cara T.

I had rhinoplasty with Dr. Cerrati. From my initial consultation though my follow ups, Dr. Cerrati listened to me. I got the exact result I had hoped for which was quite subtle. My recovery was way better than I expected. I needed one pain pill and was not in much pain at all. His MA came into the office on Xmas Eve to remove my cast so I could be out and about without a cast. I also had very little bruising. His staff is awesome. Haley was so responsive in helping me to schedule surgery. She actually responded to my email at 6:15 am and answered every inquiry I had. I had a nosebleed unrelated to my surgery and Dr. Cerrati made sure to squeeze me in on one of surgery dates just to make sure everything was okay. He is calm, knowledgeable and skilled. I was completely at ease throughout the process. I researched thoroughly before choosing him. I liked that he is younger with updated techniques and that he specializes in facial surgery. Highly recommend.

Brittany H.

I came to see Dr. Cerrati after having a total Thyroidectomy earlier this year. The surgery didn't go as planned and I had to have a few other emergency surgeries right after. The scarring from all the surgeries didn't look very good and I had some tethering underneath that needed to be taken care of. Dr. Cerrati was great about explaining everything that would be done to remove the scar tissue and reclose the skin. I also had lots of anxiety about having another surgery since I had such a bad experience last time. Dr. Cerrati and the staff were very understanding and accommodating about my anxiety. I am very pleased with the way my scar looks now. I am confident that the scar will fade considerably and it will hardly be noticeable. I do feel like there were some communication issues when I would call in but I believe that it was not the doctor's fault and that it was more overall staffing issues. Just make sure you talk to the right people and get the phone numbers for his nurse and then all will go great!

Laurie S.

Dr. Cerrati and his staff are amazing!! They made me feel so comfortable from the start of my appointment. I can already see the results of my Botox and love it!! I definitely recommend him to all my friends!!