We did not use propanalol because it was not used at the time my daughter was treated but I have heard many positive things with not too many side effects. I'm sure others will chime in. Mostly I want to write because your post jumped out at me for another reason. I have 4 daughters and 3 have hemangiomas. My 7 year old has one on her lip (steroids, surgery and laser). One of my 3 year old twins had a big one the encompassed the whole side of her hand (no treatment). It's almost entirely gone now. And then her twin sister had a small one on her arm that is fading gradually. Hers is the smallest and seems to be taking the longest to go away ironically. I thought it was interesting to see you also had 2 daughters with hemangiomas.