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#21 Clementine

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 02:42 PM

Sweet,
I still have prominent telangiectasias. I see a vague change....some dots are not so red but they are still definite. I am probably the only one that can see a change. I am discouraged. I've read that the first treatment provides the most results. We'll see.
Thanks for asking!
Jennifer

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 04:27 PM

Jen don't give up. When your doctor gets back from vacation just continue with treatments. It will be interesting to see how he feels you have responded from the treatment.
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Posted 01 August 2007 - 01:29 AM

Oh beautiful Jen.
Don't fret.

Your tube bud,
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:27 AM

Went in for second laser treatment for telangiectasias 5 days ago. The doctor turned up the power a bit, since I had no trouble with the last treatment.

The laser was KTP Diolite - fairly low power, meant to clear up broken capillaries, and targets each one individually.

There is definite improvement. I am pleased with how it has come out, especially after the second treatment. The doctor said that treating telangiectasias is rather rare - so he seemed to learn from the first treatment and did a better job (probably by turning the power up) the second time. Still some variation in facial pigment (like the average person of my age), but now does not have the spotted scleroderma look.

The doctor recommended against using "V Beam" laser, which targets large areas and has way too much power, as it can lead to some scarring. In his opinion, these should only be used on "Port Wine" stains (nevus).

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 10:34 AM

Hi, I'm glad to hear that you folks are seeing some positive results from the laser.
I went in to have a few skin tags removed from my neck and under my arm about 6 weeks ago with a laser. Now I have large red spots instead of skin tags that don't seem to be going away. My mother went with me and had some removed at the same time and she doesn't have a mark where hers were removed. Must be my skin. Oh well, what's a few more spots, as long as they're not on my face.
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 06:26 PM

Jennifer,

Is Cynergy laser the same as IPL? I had an RN who does IPL at the spa where I get facials at tell me that it works wonders for skin discoloration and telangiectasias. She says 3 treatments could take care of many problems (at the cost of $900 for all three). Just wondering...

Jennifer

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 03:48 AM

Hi Jennifer,
I am not sure if Cynergy is the same. I think Cynergy is one of the newer lasers. I don't go back to my dermatologist until September but I will ask.
The price is about the same for what I paid for 3 treatments.
You should let me be the guinea pig. I am on treatment one and it's no change at all. I am not very optimistic about the treatment.
Take care,
Jennifer

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 05:04 AM

I am very happy with the results after my second treatment. Big improvement (check my posting from yesterday). Cost has been $180 per treatment.

Craig

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 02:36 PM

I had my 2nd laser treatment today. There was a cancelation so I got in 3 weeks early. The Dr. used a stronger laser and I could even feel the difference. I am thinking that this time will make a big difference because now he knows my skin and he knows what doesn't work.

Craig, I asked him about IPL and he does use that laser for other things but for telangiectasias from an underlying condition he uses Cynergy.
We'll see.
Jen

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 02:38 PM

My last post about the IPL laser was meant for Jennifer, not Craig..oops..sorry.
xo
Jen

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 02:40 PM

OH Awesome Jen,

I really do hope this second time around makes a big difference for you.


Really looking forward to some "after" pics.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:05 AM

Hi Jen~

How are things going for you now? I can't wait to see your pictures. I am so glad that they have a treatment for you.
Take care and stay warm,

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 12:54 PM

Michelle,
Thanks for asking. Right now I have had two treatments and you cannot tell. I do have a before photo if you will click on my name. I have one more treatment to go but if it's anything like the last two, forget it.
Thanks hon.
Jen