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Old 01-11-2012, 01:08 PM
missy missy is offline
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Hi and welcome!

To answer your question: skin whitening or hydroquinone products will not work for any type of vascular birthmark. They work on the top layers of skin and to lighten a vascular birthmark, you have to get to the veins and blood vessels underneath. Don't waste cash on that.

Write to Dr. Nelson, though, via http://birthmark.org/experts.php and ask him specifically about what might work for people of asian descent. I know there have been developments in laser technology and perhaps there is something out there for you.

Missy
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