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Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 06-16-2011, 09:54 PM
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Posted By gdykes
Ok. Thanks!

Ok. Thanks!
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 06-14-2011, 12:41 AM
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Posted By gdykes
According to Dr. Waner there could be a problem...

According to Dr. Waner there could be a problem with lasering the tattooed pigment also. Depending on the color of tattoo pigment, if copper was used on me a laser beam could turn it black the same...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 06-03-2011, 08:23 PM
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Posted By gdykes
Left side PWS

Mine is also on the left side.
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 06-03-2011, 08:07 PM
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Posted By gdykes
Post lasers/tattoos

kaykay. The tattooing procedure was the only treatment available before laser technology arrived around the mid-1970's. That's why you've never heard of it. It is obsolete. I hope you can have...
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 06-01-2011, 12:29 AM
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Posted By gdykes
r2242 and kaykay My birthmark(s) was tested with...

r2242 and kaykay My birthmark(s) was tested with two of the very first lasers available back in 1988, one was an argon laser the other candella. Neither did any good. My last and most recent test...
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 05-15-2011, 01:42 AM
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Posted By gdykes
r2242 I realize that we’re all different. ...

r2242

I realize that we’re all different. Some have Port Wine birthmarks over large parts of their bodies or even covering their entire faces. I have three dark red port wine birthmarks on...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 05-11-2011, 08:36 PM
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Posted By gdykes
Good brands of make up for PWS

I have PWS on my temple, cheek, upper lip and corner of eye. I'm 56, male, so I've been dealing with this a long time. I used Clinique for 20 some years. It's great, real smooth and I could swim...
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 05-11-2011, 07:34 PM
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Posted By gdykes
Congratulations to you! I wish I could...

Congratulations to you! I wish I could experience that someday.
Forum: Adults Living with Birthmarks 05-10-2011, 10:10 AM
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Posted By gdykes
Job search

When I first tried to get a job after receiving my driver’s license at 16 I was flatly denied any and every opportunity. A buddy and I went job shopping at super markets and fast food shops,...
Forum: Living with a birthmark - my story 05-10-2011, 12:27 AM
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Posted By gdykes
Let there be no doubt I have been hiding behind...

Let there be no doubt I have been hiding behind makeup since age 22. People who know me from my teen years probably find it odd that I cover the birthmark, afterall that's how they know me; their...
Forum: Living with a birthmark - my story 04-07-2011, 12:25 AM
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Posted By gdykes
Yeah I was raised right. My parents dealt ( both...

Yeah I was raised right. My parents dealt ( both very attractive by the way) with it the best way they could for 1954. My dad was a very no non-sense type of man and he raised me to be that way too.
Forum: Living with a birthmark - my story 04-07-2011, 12:12 AM
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Posted By gdykes
...and that's the way it is....

I am a 56 year old man and I have three Port Wine Stains on my face. One covers the entire left temple. The other my entire left cheek and the third one is under my left eye. It looks like a...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 04-06-2011, 11:12 PM
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Posted By gdykes
My son had several laser treatments, at least...

My son had several laser treatments, at least five of them at age six months. There was no real noticable improvement until all treatments were completed. What was left was a tiny fingerprint sized...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 07-03-2010, 08:50 AM
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Posted By gdykes
My response here regarding insurance payment for...

My response here regarding insurance payment for PWS might not be relevant today. However, I had the PWS on my son's left temple very successfully lasered when he was 6 months old in 1991. ...
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