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Old 05-20-2005, 04:22 PM
Nancy Borland
 
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I have an 18 month old son with a psw on the left side of his face.* He has had 3 laser treatments and is getting ready for his 4th.* He is having a very gradual fading.* Has/is anyone else going thru treatments and is it working?*
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Old 05-20-2005, 04:58 PM
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My daughter just turned 4 and her results have been very good. We began when she was six weeks old. She has had an good amount of treatments though. To be honest, most people do not comment on what is still visible. It is still there of course, but most people do not know what they are seeing. Does that make sense?
Her fading is above and beyond my expectations that I had going into treatment. Her doctor has put her fading at 95-100 percent at this point.
Hang in there. It can be a slow process. But dont be surprised if after a tx, you all of a sudden notice a huge difference. Plus, it is hard for you to really judge fading because you see your child everyday. Plus, you are Mommy, and you will always see it.
Elena
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Old 05-20-2005, 06:44 PM
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Hi. If you want, I can show you a picture of my daughter . Please let me know.
Elena
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Old 05-21-2005, 12:35 PM
Nancy Borland
 
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Pictures would be great. I am very interested to know people with the same situation.
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Old 05-22-2005, 01:50 AM
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I was reading your posts. I think I got an email from you the other day...Thank you for the info in case you didnt get my reply.....My name here has changed--it was Texas and now its Texasss. For some reason I couldnt get my password back so heres the new name. ;D Now as far as your son....My stain is also on the left side of my face, probably much as your sons is. In your questions to others you sound a little worried that the treatments wont work. Just hang in there and no matter how slow the process is, keep doing them as long as he is not being harmed. Having had my stain for 48 years I can promise you that you are doing the right and best thing for him in the long run as far as future self confidence and self esteem is concerned. Good luck and God bless.
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Old 05-27-2005, 01:55 PM
Nancy Borland
 
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I would like to post pictures to show my son but each time I have tried it will not work. Can anyone offer any help as to what I need to do?
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Old 05-27-2005, 02:44 PM
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Hi after you reply, there is a link at the botom that says additional options.
Click on that and then under attatch, go to browse and search for the picture on your computer. If the picture is too big, it will not take it.
Let me know if this helps.
Elena
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Old 05-27-2005, 03:35 PM
Nancy Borland
 
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Here are pictures of my son.* The first is at 9 months before any treatments and the second is at 18 months after having had 3 treatments.
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Old 05-27-2005, 03:36 PM
Nancy Borland
 
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Here is the second Picture
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:18 PM
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Nancy,
Your little man is adorable. I think you are getting good results. In my experiance, I there won't be any change and then it seems like it changes over night.

My son Samuel has a PWS above his lip under his nose and on his cheek. He is 6 and has been having lasers since he was 3 months old. He is going in again in June for a laser treatment. We are doing a series of 3 this summer for a " tune up".

Rosie
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