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Old 04-03-2006, 01:54 PM
juliemn juliemn is offline
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Default Re: PWS questions about scheduled treatment

I have to admit that I haven't kept up on any of the latest treatment options for PWS. We have been lucky enough to find a dermatologist that specializes in this, and we know he'll keep up with any new treatment options. My son is treated with pulsed dye, and does have a small birthmark on his hand in addition to his facial birthmark. They've zapped the hand a couple of times, but it hasn't seemed to do anything. His face responds fairly well to one of the pulsed dye lasers.

From everything that I DO know, I'm fairly certain that the pulsed dye laser rather than the pulsed light laser is still the standard for PWS treatment. But, as I said, I haven't kept up with technology and things seem to change rapidly in the medical field.

I have to agree with Liesbeth when it comes to finding the right doctor. One that treats this on a regular basis will give you the best answers. Being on the east coast does give you several options, though they may be out of state. Many people here can give you an opinion on several dermatologists in the NE that specialize in vascular birthmark treatment.

You could also post this question to one of the specialists on the home page. They would be able to tell you if this laser has shown to be effective for PWS treatment.

HTH
Julie
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