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Alice02

carbon dioxide laser

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Hello everyone, I haven't been here for a while now. I just would like to ask if anyone has used carbon dioxide laser to remove calcinosis cuti. I have them all over and they just ruined my life in addition to Scleroderma.

 

Thank you in advance for your input.

 

 

Warm hugs,

 

Alice

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Hello Alice

 

I don't have any personal experience of calcinosis but we do have information here on site including reference to carbon dioxide laser therapy that you may find helpful.

 

Take care.


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Alice,

 

I, too, would be interested in ANYTHING that helped calcinosis, especially non-invasive treatment. From what I have read, nothing is really effective and they keep on coming back. I have them badly on my buttocks. They are becoming very painful. I have to sit on pillows on hard surfaces. I am worried about them becoming ulcerated and infected. My sclero specialist pretty much dismisses them and says I could have surgery to remove them. I am going to make an appointment with my dermatologist to see what she has to say, however she has never been too helpful with the scleroderma.

 

miocean


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I saw my dermatologist today. My sclero said I had tumoral calcinosis and she said I had calcinosis cutis but she said there really is no difference. The one spot on my buttocks that is especially painful is not ulcerated nor infected. I asked her if she knew anything about carbon dioxide laser therapy and she told me it is old technology and doesn't really work. She uses a laser cosmetically but didn't say anything about it so I guess that wouldn't work. She said I would have to have it dug out and when I am able to have surgery I should have it done. I was thinking they would have to remove all of the calcinosis, which is quite extensive, but maybe they could just do that one spot. Wish I had a better solution.

 

miocean


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