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Old 04-15-2004, 11:54 PM
christie
 
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My name is Christie, and I'm 17. I have a pws on my left arm, and it covers the whole underside, about half of my hand, and the top of my left forearm. It's never really bothered me cosmetically unless I'm dressin g up, but I'm worried about the complications I could have later on in life. I had laser treatment done when I was 8 and stopped when I was 10 or 11 and I only had it on my upper arm. All I remember is that it was very painful for me and I don't really want to experience it again.

Is there a great chance that my pws will thicken when I get older unless I have laser treatment? Also, will laser treatments definitely (or close to definitely) prevent complications?

Thanks for any info you can give me.
-Christie
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