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Old 03-18-2012, 05:51 PM
jma2chi jma2chi is offline
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I just received an email from Dr. Levitin saying that Laser treatments may be the best option for my daughter.
Can anyone tell me how many times and how often I would need to go to get this done? Does it depend on the size? I am not sure if my local dermatologist will do lasering. And NYC is quite a drive for me if I would have to travel there for a few visits to complete the treatment, but he said that he would be able to get us in very quickly...
Also... has anyone seen success with laser treatment if it was started early enough?
Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:59 AM
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I think it all depends on the size of the hemangioma and what's going on with it. My friend's daughter had more than 15 laser treatments. My daughter had only one and may choose to have one more when she gets older. I'm not sure where you live, but my daughter had her treatment through Childrens Hospital in Boston. Her doctor was experienced and did a fabulous job. My daughter's laser was done when she was 6 years old and it was more of a touch up at the end of her hemangioma journey...it was very successful. I could show you pictures if you want. But if your daughter is in a different stage, the pictures might not be as helpful because it's a different situation.

Good luck with everything!
Shannon
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