Posted 31 July 2007 - 02:42 PM
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!
Posted 31 July 2007 - 04:27 PM
Posted 01 August 2007 - 01:29 AM
Your tube bud,
You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate
my HMO makes me wear a helmet...
Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:27 AM
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).
Posted 20 August 2007 - 10:34 AM
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.
Posted 20 August 2007 - 06:26 PM
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...
Posted 21 August 2007 - 03:48 AM
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.
Posted 21 August 2007 - 05:04 AM
Posted 22 August 2007 - 02:36 PM
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.
Posted 22 August 2007 - 02:38 PM
Posted 28 August 2007 - 07:05 AM
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.
Posted 28 August 2007 - 12:54 PM
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.