What to do?
Hello, this is my first time posting, but I have been reading posts for a little bit now....
My 6 month old daughter has been diagnosed with port wine stain. It covers most of her left arm and continues up to cover a little of her chest and back. It is very light pink now, and we have not noticed any darkening since birth.
We have seen the 2 pediatric dermatologists in town, and have conflicting opinions. One doctor was trained by the other, so that's kind of strange that they differ in opinion so greatly.
The first doctor wants to treat it with laser to prevent further darkening or cobbeling of the skin. They just called wanting to set up the first surgery, but she will be moving out of state this summer, and I hate to have her treat it once, without knowing who her replacement is going to be, or if she even has one. She wants to do about 8 treatments, 1 every 3 months.
On advice by our pediatrician, we got a second opinion from the other pediatric doctor who actually trained the first one we saw. She did not want to treat it with laser at this time. She thought we should just keep an eye on it.
Like I said, it is very light pink right now, and they don't notice any growth difference between the arms.
I am so confused on what to do at this point. Which opinion do you go with? Let me know what everyone thinks about this.
Thanks so much for your help -