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skater 03-21-2012 11:10 AM

My Story
 
Hey my name is Mike I have a dark PWS on the left side of my face, I'm 50 years old and had a few treatments in my early years with no success. I came across a plastic surgeon here in my home town that has a Pulse Dye Laser so I just finished my second visit, hopefully I will get good results, I will keep you posted. Has anyone had good success with the PDL?

missy 03-21-2012 12:06 PM

Hi and welcome!

I'm going to move your post over to the PWS section. More people over there will be able to give you their stories.

Lots of people do have success with PDL. At your age, it might help if you have started to develop cobbles or blebs, even if it doesn't diminish the coloring.

How many treatments do you have planned?

Missy

skater 03-21-2012 12:22 PM

I'm being told 5 treatments, just had my second one yesterday, seems to helping with the raised areas alot, skin is smoother can't wait to see the out come.

missy 03-21-2012 09:37 PM

That sounds good! How far apart do you have to wait between treatments and what is your recovery like? I take it you are pleased!

Missy

skater 04-03-2012 06:02 PM

I go every month , 2nd treatment and friends and family notice a big difference, boy it hurts she uses a pulse dye laser.....


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