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Telangiectasias

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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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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.


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099

 

The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.

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

 

Craig

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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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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,

Elehos

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Jennifer,

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

Nan

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Yea Jen,

That is great that you decided to get the laser! Way to go and I bet it looks great!


*WestCoast*

 

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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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Beautiful Jen - Beautiful with and without spots.

Keep us updated. Can't wait to see fotos.

 

peanut head


You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate

my HMO makes me wear a helmet...

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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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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.

Margaret

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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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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


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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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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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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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.

 

Jackie S.

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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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Oh beautiful Jen.

Don't fret.

 

Your tube bud,

peanut


You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate

my HMO makes me wear a helmet...

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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).

 

Craig

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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.

Hugs, Piper

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