MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
Director, Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York
Clinical Professor of Dermatology
New York University Medical Center
New York, NY 10016
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: We made the observation in clinical practice that port wine stain birthmarks can be safely and effectively treated in early infancy without the need for general anesthesia. This observation is particularly important because of the FDA warnings regarding multiple exposures to general anesthesia under the age of 3 and the potential impact on neurocognitive development as these patients require multiple treatments.