Posted 23 July 2007 - 07:52 AM
I got Cynergy laser on my red dots on my face, today. It was a green laser that felt like a needle sting, if you can imagine that. I wouldn't say it was painful but it didn't feel pleasant. I have a really bad one on my nose, and it already appears better, but it will be 2 weeks for a noticable change. The Dr. said today it will take at least 2 more treatments.
I'll post something again when I start seeing changes.
I hope it works!
Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:47 AM
I hope you remembered to take before, midway, and after pictures! It will be interesting to see how well it works, and how long it lasts for you. Please keep us posted.
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 09:21 AM
Posted 23 July 2007 - 10:12 AM
Craig...be sure to let me know how your laser goes. Do you know details about the laser?
I really can't tell I had it done today. It's not even sore or red.
Posted 23 July 2007 - 02:58 PM
I'm so glad about your laser treatment looking so promising! Please keep us updated, and we'll all be thinking about you in the meantime!
Hugs and best wishes to you,
Posted 23 July 2007 - 03:11 PM
That's great! I can't wait to see before and after pictures.
Posted 23 July 2007 - 04:31 PM
That is great that you decided to get the laser! Way to go and I bet it looks great!
Posted 23 July 2007 - 05:00 PM
Posted 23 July 2007 - 10:02 PM
Keep us updated. Can't wait to see fotos.
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 10:27 AM
I'll have after photos in a few months.
Posted 24 July 2007 - 02:08 PM
I am very proud of the fact you went through with it......it's you life and your emotional wellbeing that is in play here. Now I have a dumb question.....only because Gareth's face looks like yours does with only 2 or 3 large 'spots' at a time. I assumed they were teenage zits that never come to a whitehead....what's the difference? Do yours stay permanently whereas his eventually go down and go away?
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 24 July 2007 - 02:40 PM
I don't know the answer to your question, and thank you for understanding. So many of my friends have said not to worry about them that beauty comes from within...and I certainly agree but if I am going to be sick, I don't really want to look it. It is also easy for someone to say when they don't have them. Back to the dots, I have had them appear worse at any given time...but they have never gone away completely. If you push on them they blanch. Mine do not resemble acne to me at all, except in photos it does look like zits. Does Gareth have them anywhere else on his body? I have them everywhere but they are only in clusters on my face.
I wish I had a better photo to post. I literally have them every half inch on my face and then some...but the clusters are really all you can see in the photo. In my rheumatologist notes, he describes them as "prominent Raynaud's telangiectasias without skin thickening". Maybe not that I've been taking Procardia for a year they won't get so bad?
Let me know about Gareth.
Posted 25 July 2007 - 01:23 AM
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Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:25 AM
I asked the doctor about the laser. It is a KTP laser, Diolite by Iridex, 532 NM wavelength. It is one of the milder lasers that doesn't pierce very far, so good for broken viens/capillaries, but not strong enough for hair removal. The doctor aims a pen-shaped device at the individual spots.
I had this done about a year ago, but I didn't follow up to get areas that didn't "take". This time I got another appointment in about three weeks. Unfortunately, I didn't get any "before" pictures.
Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:50 AM
I'm happy for you!!! I hope it works on you. Does your skin look any different right now? It's been two days now and I look the same. There's no scarring, no scabs, swelling, nothing. One would never know. The last time I got lasered (five years ago) I had scratches.
Did your Dr. recommend 3 weeks waiting for the next appointment? Mine said 6 weeks but I think that was only because he is out of the office until then.
Stay out of the sun!
Posted 25 July 2007 - 12:14 PM