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Old 10-23-2009, 03:17 PM
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Talking Ah.. its so great

My makeup glides on now.. It is so exciting to see how much it changes right after the treatment. The first few days are hard to cover it.. it is soo dark. But now.. it is so great. I have been wearing makeup to cover it for 19 years.. and this is the first time in those 19 years that my makeup has been so easy.

I can't say enough.. how thankful I am to have this technology and the resources to do this..

Look for pics on Monday!

have a great weekend
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:52 PM
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thats great !
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:35 PM
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Thank you so much for posting this! I'm working up the nerve to start my own treatment (PWS covers most of my right leg), and hearing you describe everything from treatment to recovery has really given me courage.

Thanks again!!
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:27 PM
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Default a little late on posting.. sorry!

Very very sleepy in this pic. this was taken a week after treatment. After looking at the pic.. now it has been 3 weeks since treatment. It is SOO much lighter. I can't say enough how much easier my make up is. it is literally amazing.

Before I was wearing so much to keep it covered.. and during the day..living in Oregon and a lot of humidity and rain.. it would get oily or glossy and I would have to blot during the day to keep that area from shining. I hated it.

Now I hardly have to wear makeup and don't havre to retouch ever during the day.

I won't say that there isn't some kind of discomfort during procedure and it is tender the following 2 days. But I am able to still put makeup on it.. rubbing it in.. etc.

The laser feels like being snapped with a rubber band. I tend to have a REALLY high pain tolerance. And that being said I suppose different areas may be more or less tender than others. Mine is on a tender part of the face.. right by the nose under the eye.

It wasn't like I was lying there dreading each pulse of the laser. And could possibly be that I am so excited I could care less.. and am just anxious to see it after.

To me it is worth it. If it was around my eye.. I would be very nervous. My leg.. not at all. Just depends on the area and how sensitive you are.

I do ice my face the night after treatment. It sort of feels like a burn.. but you can touch it and it doesn't sting. It is a deep burn I guess, I don't ice it because of pain.. I do to prevent swelling. And for me it may not swell either way. It is soothing though to ice it. Again I am once who will ice my whole back after a massage, my therapist says it helps get the crud out of the muscles.. I love it.

The other thing is.. it goes by very fast. My PWS is the size of a silver dollar and the treatment takes less than 8 minutes or so.

8 minutes of rubber band snapping.. for the results? YES any day.
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:36 AM
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thank you for describing your experience ! i really appreciate it. the pic looks great.
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:44 AM
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Looks fantastic!! You must be soooo pleased!

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