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Though limited to superficial components in many cases, laser therapies can have a positive impact on vascular birthmarks by shrinking their overall size. From hemangiomas to port wine stains and other malformations, lasers offer an advantage to clinicians and patients in that they provide a versatile course of treatment with different ranges, wavelengths and penetration. This is good news, considering that the prognosis of vascular birthmarks varies greatly among patients. For children, in particular, removing vascular lesions early in life is important to avoid certain psychological or physical complications later in life. Dr. Greg Levitin at the Vascular Birthmark Center utilizes a variety of lasers for the treatment of vascular birthmarks and anomalies, helping prevent further progression.

When it comes to treatment for flat, superficial hemangiomas, pulsed dye lasers are effective in reducing redness, dilated capillaries (small blood vessels) and spider vessels (telangiectasia). For port wine stains and other complex indications related to Sturge-Weber Syndrome, pulsed dye laser treatment could stop the malformation from progressing. Early intervention using laser therapy can also preserve the collagen layer of skin that is often damaged by these lesions.

Targeting darkened pigments in the skin, the YAG laser effectively treats spider and thread veins, which may appear on the cheek, temporal region, nasal dorsum and forehead. The YAG laser has proved successful in restoring skin to normal color, while also restoring the texture of the affected tissues.

As one can imagine, combining laser therapies with other methods is sometimes necessary to manage and control difficult lesions. An example is that of a lymphatic malformation that involves the mucous membranes inside the mouth. A Coblation therapy, pioneered by Dr. Levitin, is a more refined technique that often results in fewer procedures and better control over time. Furthermore, the Candela VBeam Perfecta pulsed-dye laser is an innovative application for both pigmented and non-pigmented vascular lesions.

Dr. Greg Levitin – Renowned Specialist in the Treatment of Vascular Birthmarks

As a renowned specialist in the treatment of vascular birthmarks and malformations, Dr. Greg Levitin provides patients of all ages with options when it comes to the treatment of vascular anomalies. When patients consult with Dr. Levitin, they can expect a personalized protocol that combines the safest, most advanced techniques available.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Levitin at the Vascular Birthmark Center, call today!

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The Vascular Birthmark Center: Gregory M. Levitin, MD

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 27 reviews

Abril M.

Dr. Levitin is very knowledgeable, compassionate and professional. Five years ago, I needed to find information about a birth mark that my newborn daughter started to grow a couple days after birth. I was afraid, I did not feel like I got any clear information about it through my insurance; also, they did not offer any course of treatment for it. I started to look for information, the birthmark was growing each day, information was scarce and I just got more scared. Finally, I found a video in Youtube from a grandmother who was very grateful after finding treatment for her grand daughter through The Birthmark Foundation. It was a huge blessing to me and my family. I found Dr. Levitin, I contacted him thinking he probably would not even answer. I was wrong, he kindly answered promptly, got in touch with me and soon he had a plan : ) I went to see him at the Birthmark Center in Los Angeles. He explained everything in a way that it was so clear to understand, no question I made was insignificant and his answers were each very informative. I really never have had an experience with a doctor who explains and speaks in such a way. I left his office knowing that my daughter was in the best hands and the best care. I first thank God for the Birthmark Foundation, a great organization with the highest quality of doctors. Also, a very special thanks to Dr. Levitin for all his help and kindness, for listening to my concerns and answering each and every question. And last, but no least, to the Birthmark Foundation Center in Los Angeles : ) I hope many children can find help/care in this place as I found it for my daughter. Thank you forever.

Ryan E.

I will be telling tales of the good doctors compassion till time comes to an end. Because of Dr Levitin, I have more confidence in my every day life. He was fast, knowledgeable, precise and all with a disarming sense of humor. Two thumbs up!

Carla M.

I wanted to show you how much better Hailey's tongue looks and let you know her speech has already improved so much!!! Her speech teacher is thrilled!!!! Thank you so much for everything you did for her. You are an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner- we are forever grateful to you!!! We are so appreciative!

Danielle L.

we are forever grateful for Dr. Levitin. My daughter Lena had surgery to remove her hemangioma that was located on her forehead at just 6 month old. she healed beautifully and we couldn't be happier with how minimal her scar is, even almost 4.5 years later. Dr. Levitin is caring, compassionate, and such a great doctor/surgeon overall. He had our daughter's best interest and I knew she was in good hands. I highly recommend him any chance I get!

Chris

My name is Chris and I was recently treated for an AVM on my forehead by Dr. Gregory Levitin of New York (New York Eye and Ear Infirmary). Thankfully, I live within a few hours of NYC. In brief, I would like to say that Dr. Levitin is very capable doctor with a lot of experience with AVMs. He responds quickly to e-mail, texts, and phone calls. He accepts insurance. He takes a "team approach" and will be your "QB" and involve other specialists as necessary. In my particular case they were Dr. Raj Shrivastava (Mt Sinai) and Dr. Raphael A. Ortiz (Lenox Hill) in NY. I recommend contacting Dr Levitin for a consultation if you suspect you have an AVM. All 3 Drs are just good people. When I spoke to them, they treated me like like an equal. I felt like they were advising me as a close friend or family member. Like many that suffer with AVMs I was at first mis-diagnosed. What was thought to be a just a simple cyst turned out to be an AVM. Surgery to remove the cyst made the AVM about 5x bigger. My treatment entailed a few MRIs and CAT scans to determine what was going on and the treatment plan. This was followed by consultation with the 3 Drs mentioned above and finally a 2-day procedure. On day 1 Dr Ortiz embolized the AVM. On day 2 Dr Levitin and Dr Shrivastava removed the AVM from my skull and put some metal mesh there to fill the "hole". It has been 6-months since the surgery and so far I have not had any recurrence. In honor of Vascular Birthmark Awareness Day and to thank these Drs for all they have done for me, I just want to give everyone a solid reference. Finding the right doctor for this type of stuff makes all the difference.

Valle S.

I just discovered this page i have also a birthmark I always experiences bully because of this. I don't know what kind of birthmark is this if it is harmful ? I hope Dr. Levitin notice this message in this way I think he can help me :) :) #DrLevitin

Alicia M.

This year marks the 10th that I contacted VBF for help. Since then I have been under the care of Dr. G Levitin and Dr. R. Ortiz, they are my guardian healing angels! Thanks VBF for not only helping me but also for letting me be a volunteer in the foundation whenever I am needed. A Big Hug to all from MIAMI... Alicia

Alexander G.

Totally positive experience. Dr. Levitin is a great professional. He has diagnosed and treated my nose breathing problem, significantly improving my quality of life. Office staff is very professional. Appointments always kept on time. Strongly recommend.