My daughter (12 months old) has been undergoing V-beam treatment for a PWS on the left side of her face. So far, I would characterize the results as only somewhat effective. There are spots of lightness where the treatment seems to be working, but it is going slow and stubbornly.
I understand that these center-facial PWS are often more difficult to lighten than other areas of the face. But does anyone have any solid information on the effectiveness of the Cynosure Cynergy laser (which apparently uses varying-wavelength lasers simultaneously) versus the V-beam?
Our current dermatology practice does not have a Cynergy but another doctor nearby does...Any thoughts/articles/references would be much appreciated.
A wonderful resource is Dr. Stuart Nelson. He develops many of the technigues and devices (he is both surgeon and engineer). He can give you references and information on the lasers. You can contact him directly thru the vbf ask the expert or I can forward an email to him. Let me know.
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Okay, let's see if that link works...
oprichard, I found this brochure from cynergy at Birthmarks.com. It says that PDL should be exhausted before the cynergy laser is introduced. Additionally, it mentions that it is not recommended for children unless the PWS is not responding to PDL.
Hope this helps! I found it informative.
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