I have a PWS on Rt cheek. I had several pulse dye laser treatments when I was a young child and last one when I was 19 yrs old. I am now 27 and am noticing my pws becoming more noticible and there is a puffy area by my lip that is new over the past 2 yrs. My dermatologist claims he thinks it will be cleared with 5-6 treatments with the vbeam perfecta about every 4 weeks. He says he is not using the setting that will make me "purple" as there is no way I can take off that much time from work.
I had the best results by far with the perfecta- it was like a different world than my childhood treatments.
I've been treated by two different doctors with it, who had very different philosophies of treatment. One kept the settings so low I was able to go back to work the next day. There were barely any visible signs of treatment.
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