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#1 Clementine

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 07:52 AM

Hello,
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!
Jennifer

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 08:47 AM

Hi Jennifer,

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

Congratulations and good luck. I go in day after tomorrow (7-25) for laser on my telangiectasias.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 09:31 AM

Oh Yippee!!! Can't wait to see pics!!
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 09:38 AM

Yay Jen!

Sounds like you went ahead and had them all done. Let us see photos if you take some.

Love,
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 10:12 AM

I do have before photos. I'll share them after I get the after shots.

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.
Jen

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 02:58 PM

Hi Jennifer!

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,
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 03:11 PM

Jennifer,
That's great! I can't wait to see before and after pictures.
Nan

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 04:31 PM

Yea Jen,
That is great that you decided to get the laser! Way to go and I bet it looks great!
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 05:00 PM

Well, it doesn't look great yet but hopefully I will see changes soon. I have to wait 8 weeks for the next treatment because my Dr. is having emergency back surgery...just my luck...LOL.
Thanks!
Jennifer

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 10:02 PM

Beautiful Jen - Beautiful with and without spots.
Keep us updated. Can't wait to see fotos.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 12:16 AM

I am anxious to see the photos, as well. Keep us posted.
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 10:27 AM

I'm cracking myself up....if you click on my name you will get a lovely and HUGE viewing of my telangiectasias. This is an old picture...and it is out of focus, but you'll get the drift. The prominent ones are obvious, then there are several that you can barely see in the photo, but in reality they are very noticable.
I'll have after photos in a few months.
Jennifer

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 02:08 PM

Hi Jen~~~

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.
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 02:40 PM

Margaret,
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.
Jen

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 01:23 AM

Jennifer. Take pictures often. You now have 8 weeks to get a picture or two of what the first appointment accomplished. That may be a good thing that you have a long wait between visits. Giving your facial skin layers a longer recovery time. The end results are all that will matter to you. I am excited for you. Sheryl
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Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:25 AM

I had laser treatment this morning for telangiectasias. It also felt like pin-sticks.

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.

Craig

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:50 AM

Craig,
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!
Jennifer

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 12:14 PM

Jennifer, that is so cool. I'm so glad you decided to go for it and give it a try. I hope it all works out for you. I think, I waited about 3 weeks in between times. Take care and good luck.

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 02:22 PM

Jen,

How are things looking now?
Warm and gentle hugs,

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