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LizH 12-10-2010 11:24 PM

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I've decided to share a few photos of the PWS on my hand.

"before procedure.JPG" shows my hand before the procedure I had in early November. It was quite warm, so the color is lighter than usual. This is after probably over 15 procedures, most as a child with older lasers, and some as an adult with the VBeam Perfecta (which has made significant progress in lightening & removal of some areas).

"hand day of.JPG" shows the purpura after the procedure. The color varies by area, some treated areas get close to black and some are lighter.

There are 2 other photos as well, 2 and 4 days after the procedure. The more treatments I have, the lighter the post-procedure purpura/bruising is. Most of the dark spots go away 2-7 days after the procedure, and then the areas seem to slowly continue lightening for a few weeks after that (I've seen a difference between 1 week after and 5 weeks after).

missy 12-11-2010 03:13 AM

Thank you so much for sharing these! They will absolutely help other people to see what treatment might look like.

Thank you!!!


kaykay 12-12-2010 05:28 PM

thanks for sharing. Hank has some great pics on a website too but i can't find it anymore

Kociek 12-21-2010 03:06 PM

You have almost the same PWS as mine :)


wubo 02-10-2011 02:16 AM

thanks a lot for your sharing...
where are you and may I know your treatment way and hospital.
My daughter (only 6month) has large area PWS on her right arm and hand in China. and I am very worried about her PWS.
thanks again.

Shoo 08-11-2012 12:56 PM


Originally Posted by Kociek (Post 21371)
You have almost the same PWS as mine :)


i have the same type of PWS on my right leg, from foot to thight.
recently, i find some clean area becomes red too. maybe i did't notice it is just my psychological effects.

i wonder whether pws will expand to its neighbor area?

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