My name is Hank,
I have answers for all of the questions that you have asked. I am 22 years old and I have personnally used the VBeam.
I have Blue Cross Blue Shields. They have covered my lasers for all fourteen years of treatments.
The secret is have your doctor write a letter to your insurance company explaining why the laser treatment you are wanting is not cosmetic surgery, and if not treated it can eventully grow and cause bodily harm.
She would not be lying either, because in some cases it does cause harm to breathing, eye site, earing or even eating. If your doctor still has dought, you can buy a copy from me of Geoff's surgery on the Discovery Channal. It pretty much shows how bad PWS can really get. His was so out of control the bone of his check was streching with his face.
The V-Beam is a very good laser, it is even safe on infants. I know exactly what dye laser you are talking about and no this laser is nothing like it. I do now how deep your PWS is so I can not tell you how well it will work, but it is very effective. It helped me in the lighter areas on my PWS. The reason she does not like the EMLA is because unlike the old laser you have used, it is not a single eraser size zap each time, it is more like the size of a nickel or quarter. It has a self cooling device that fans out like a squrt bottal but penatrats like an air compresser guess of air. With the EMLA it is not as effective.
Unlike the old laser when I got a local or put under for I take the zaps cold. It really does not at all snap yourself with a rubber band, that is what it feels like.
I have a large area on my face and with the old laser it would take 30 to 60 minutes, with this laser less the 10
It goes so fast I just sit on the table and look up and say done already? It has never bruised, and the stinging wheres off in about an hour.
The best part is you can get it wet all you like and you will have no problems. I even go by myself driving there and back an hour.
If you have any other questions please ask.
You can also email me and we can talk share storys.
Talk to you soon.