Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:28 AM
The saga continues....I saw the dermatologist yesterday. He feels confident he can successfully minimize my telangiactasias by using Cynergy laser. It will take anywhere from 3-5 treatments. I have not made up my mind if I want to take the risk. I would not be able to deal if it is any worse!
Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:54 AM
I am glad that you were able to see the dermatologist. I think I would ask to see some pictures of before and after other peoples laser procedure. If you really trust this doctor, and she says that it will look better after the procedure, than by all means go for it.
I have had laser done to remove bumps on my face. On my first treatment the dermatologist did a terrible job, (i never did any research). The second time I had it done, I went to a plastic sergon and he was much more gentle with the laser. This sergon had the final product in mind rather than just getting rid of the problem...(along with all of the surrounding skin!)
I think that if the Doctor has done lots of these procedures and is up to date on the newest technology than you are in good hands.
Posted 03 July 2007 - 05:39 AM
I sent my original post on accident. I was not finished but somehow I hit the wrong key and it sent.
After I left the Dr. office I thought of so many questions for him. One is to see his before and afters of Cynergy and another is to do a trial laser on one telangiactasia.
I think I trust this Dr., but I also trusted my previous dermatologist and I didn't have good results. He has good credentials, and he was voted number 1 dermatologist by the people of Denver. There's a lot to be said for that...but I'm also thinking it's all Botox patients!! LOL.
I went to the Dr. yesterday sans makeup, and another patient actually asked me in a kind way if I'd always had a bad complexion!! She was very nice, so I know she meant it sincerely. I told her I had an autoimmune disease....people just do not know, do they?
Broken blood vessels
Posted 03 July 2007 - 05:44 AM
Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:05 AM
Ann, I am so glad to hear your treatment worked. May I ask how profound your telangiactasias were? What is your complexion type? I am naturally fair skinned with blue eyes and have a history of a lot of sun. Did you have Cynergy laser or another form of laser?
Sweet, it is not covered by insurance. I had to pay $65 for the consultation. The treatments come in packages. For 3, it is $865 and for 5 it is around $1600. I know it IS cosmetic, but it doesn't seem fair, does it? After all, it is from a medical condition. Oh well, can't win them all.
Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:32 AM
Posted 03 July 2007 - 10:12 AM
Please let us know what you decide to do! It would be awesome to see some before and after pics.
Posted 04 July 2007 - 10:25 AM