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Old 07-03-2007, 05:23 PM
momofAddie momofAddie is offline
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Default Laser treatment and scarring

My daughter is 7 months old and had her 2nd laser treatment on her right facial PWS 2 weeks ago. I am noticing two suspicious spots around her lip. The area looks a lot different than last time as far as the healing process goes. I am afraid she is going to scar. My question is...Does anyone know the incidence of scarring with laser treatment? Our doctor instructed us to put polysporin on the area. Is there anything else we should be doing?
I'm worried. Now we have to worry about scarring. I didn't think it was very common. I know the doctor went up on the setting this time.

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Old 07-03-2007, 08:33 PM
missy missy is offline
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Scarring is not very common, but if the physician raised the setting, it is true that you could see different things during the healing process. I would monitor it closely, but try not to worry (easy for me to say, isn't it?).

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Old 07-04-2007, 06:17 AM
LAKid LAKid is offline
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Default Scarring

Hello! I have just discovered this website. I have a port wine birthmark on the right side of my face. I had laser surgery about 20 years ago. I was about 26 years old. I did have some scarring. However, my dermatologist assured me that time would smooth out the scars. And she was right, it has smoothed out very well. So not to fear! I am now 52 years old and have tried many types of make up over the years. All have worked, but I'm happiest with what I'm using right now....Physician's Formula. I use the green stick (which neutralizes the red, as the green is opposite red on the color wheel) then the film makeup on top of that. Just pat it on and it's done! Set with powder and NO ONE knows! I even forget!
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:49 PM
zuzuspetals zuzuspetals is offline
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Default Addie's treatment

I hope everything heals alright, and that Addie will be okay. I bet it will all turn out just fine, though. It's just a mom's job to worry and do everything she can to take care of it. Let us know how it all turns out. Josie had her first treatment - it went well. She has healed nicely and we have seen lightening. At times, you don't even really see it. Good luck! Keep me posted!
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