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AllisonM 11-14-2012 04:34 PM

VBF conference and post-laser blebs?
I attended the conference in New York on Saturday, and I'm so glad I went! I met so many amazing people and learned a ton. I'm a little embarassed by how ignorant I was! My birthmark has just always been there and I really haven't ever thought about it much. I want to send a huge thank you to all the participants and doctors and organizers, who gave up their free time to meet us all and to make a huge difference for so many families. Your gift of time and expertise is very much appreciated.

I also had a laser treatment on Friday 11/9, my first one ever. It bruised up terribly (though apparently this is a good thing) and is a very dark black and somewhat painful. My concern is that I seem to have developed blebs, which I did not have before. They are small raised black bumps, like blisters. One has ruptured, I suspect since I'm wearing long sleeves all the time now and they rub against the mark. I haven't read of this side effect before. Is this a normal thing? Is it perhaps a result of being treated as an adult (I'm 32)? Am I just overreacting? Thanks!

erih 11-14-2012 05:13 PM


I've had a few blebs or a while & have never had one rupture, unless I was picking at it (I originally thought it was a pimple!). It could just be a reaction to the laser treatment.

I also had a treatment at the conference and have had some thing happen that I've not had before (mainly bleeding). I was told that that can happen when using a new laser. That being said, I'd email/call them & ask about it. If you email them, I'd try to include a picture of the ruptured "bleb" so they can see what you're talking about.

I hope it's not anything to worry about! Let us know how it goes :)

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