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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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Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!

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!