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Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 06-16-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By tess
Hi, Jonathan! When we first began treatments...

Hi, Jonathan!

When we first began treatments for our daughter's facial PWS, we were told that the "average" number of treatments would be about 6. So, I got really exciting thinking that it would...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 06-16-2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By tess
Hi, Linda! We use Aldera cream with ouur...

Hi, Linda!

We use Aldera cream with ouur 19-month-old daughter once following a laser treatment. We had heard it might help keep the vessels from regrowing or healing after being destroyed by the...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 01-10-2009, 12:49 PM
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Views: 849
Posted By tess
Doctor recommendation

Hello!

Our daughter has a PWS on half her face, including around the right eye. She has had 12 laser treatments from a wonderful doctor who, unfortunately, our insurance did not cover. Now,...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 12-12-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,198
Posted By tess
I have struggled with this idea, too: how to...

I have struggled with this idea, too: how to address with my daughter the dichotomy that I love her "just the way she is" (birthmark and all!), but that we're also trying to lighten her birthmark as...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 11-26-2008, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By tess
Our daughter's PWS covers part of her eyelid,...

Our daughter's PWS covers part of her eyelid, too. Her doctor uses a small, cupped stainless steel shield during laser treatments. It is shaped to fit her eye, with a "stalk" sticking up out of the...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 11-06-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By tess
Eri, My daughter has a PWS on one side of her...

Eri,

My daughter has a PWS on one side of her face, including the eye area. Her eye becomes puffy following laser treatment. The swelling usually subsides within a few days. We also have to keep...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 10-10-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,949
Posted By tess
It sounds like your son's PWS is in the exact...

It sounds like your son's PWS is in the exact same location as my daughter's. We have been told that that area of the face is resistant to quick treatment and can take a long time to really, really...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 10-10-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By tess
I would encourage you to interview several...

I would encourage you to interview several doctors, so that you can find out the different approaches and treatment philosophies they each have. No two doctors are the same, of course, and you may...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 08-15-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By tess
Our daughter (9 1/2 months old) has PWS on one...

Our daughter (9 1/2 months old) has PWS on one half of her face. She has had 9 treatments with the Perfecta, starting at around 6 weeks of age. We are very pleased with this laser.

The...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 07-10-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,091
Posted By tess
Meg, Port wine stains are present from birth...

Meg,

Port wine stains are present from birth but often darken (and thicken) over time. The new redness you are describing does not sound like a PWS to me, but each case is unique; a skilled...
Forum: Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 07-05-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By tess
Hello! Using the highest SPF you can is ideal....

Hello! Using the highest SPF you can is ideal. Additionally, avoid the sun and wear a wide-brimmed hat if you do go outside after a treatment. The more you protect your skin, the easier it is for...
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