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KELLYB.

Treatment For Telangiactasia?

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Hello all!! Just wondering if anyone has had laser surgery for Telangectasia. If so, how was the outcome? What about price, and what exactly was the procedure called? Most importantly, is it PAINFUL? Any other treatment options out there?

 

Thanks for any response :D

 

Kelly B.

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Hi Kelly B,

I would like to know about this too. I am sure there is better treatment these days than five years ago when I had laser treatment. It made the dots on my nose even worse. I have to say, it did nothing for me. I had scratches on my face for about a week, until it healed. The procedure itself was a light sting...nothing painful but it didn't feel good either. I went to a dermatologist that was very well respected and still got horrible results. My procedure was $300 and this was five years ago. Also, he said it could take more than one treatment, but I did not go back because the results were less than expected. One dot on my nose is now a small crater. I am so tired of using Dermablend but if I don't, I look like I have measles. I even had someone ask me if I had them.

 

I've been looking into treatments too. There are many doctors I have found on the Internet that claim they can fix the "red dots" but I am not a believer.

 

Please let me know if you find anything out.

Jennifer

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Hi, Kelly B. I have not had the laser surgery, so I cannot answer your questions from personal experience. The site's page on Telangiactasia has some thorough discussions of various ways to deal with the problem:

 

Treatment for Telangiactasia


Warm wishes,

Jefa

 

Carrie Maddoux

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums Support Specialist

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums UK Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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I've had laser surgery for Telangiectasias. The doctor (who is otherwise a gynecologist) uses a pen-shaped device.

 

He charges $75 per treatment. It seemed to help, though there is a need to follow up in areas that may not have worked just right.

 

There is some pain, sort of like a little burning, but only during the process - nothing afterwards.

 

Craig

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This something I would not even do, I have them all over my body and it would cost way to much to have it done and the only thing about them is they probably will come back. The ones on my face I use the physician formula green stick cover up on them. The ones on the rest of my body I just leave alone. It gives me character. LOL! I am one of those people who does care how I look and I hate the ones on my face but they are there. I have one on the tip of my nose, nice place for it, My husband thought I was breaking out with a pimple I told him its not a pimple. Well if you do decide to get that done good luck, Sam


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