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ttn 04-24-2009 01:56 AM

Laser treatment for superficial hemangiomas
 
We had one laser treatment (PDL) by a plastic surgeon with expertise in treating hemangiomas for our 7 week daughter's superficial hemangioma on the inner corner of her eyelid. I'd like to hear from those who have used laser treatment. Is laser treatment used in the growth phase or is it traditionally reserved for later?
We don't want to have multiple laser treatments and have no progress.

nickbar 04-24-2009 05:48 PM

I would be happy to share our experience with you. My son Nicholas had a large segmental hemangioma on is face, scalp, ear, neck, and inner eye lid. YOu can see pictures of him, but you;ll have to register here : http://vbsupport.multiply.com/ He is on the 14th page of albums under NIcholas' segmental h. He had a total of 8 treatments. 5 were very conservative with first doctor. 6 and 7 were more agressive with fabulous results. We took a year off to see how natural involution would do and ended up having one more treatment a year later (before his 3rd b0day). We started laser as soon as he was weaned off steroids. In my opinion and I share this with many experts in the field... laser early is beneficial in controlling growth, minimizing damage and the clearning benefits. You may not see drastic results the first treatment. Sometimes the first tx is conservative to make sure the lesion/skin hold up. Segmental h. do often respond well to laser. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

bmajdi 04-24-2009 09:58 PM

Dear All,

I really appreciate if you give me your feedback regarding my daughter case:
My daughter has a "coffee cream" birthmark on her left side of her face . now sha is 5 years old and i am wondering if somebody has experience in "coffee cream spot"
1. what is the best treatment
2. is the laser efficient
3. at which age , laser can start
4. any doctor and reference

I really appreciate it
my name is majdi and this is my email: bmajdi@yahoo.com

nickbar 04-25-2009 05:08 AM

My advice , contact Dr. Nelson via the ask the expert list on the main page of this site. He can give you answers specific to your daughter's needs.

If you need any help...let me know.

Corinne


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