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Old 10-19-2010, 11:59 AM
missy missy is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,794

Hi and welcome!

Many people choose to get treatment to prevent cobbles and blebs later in life; however, treatment is a personal choice that you must make.

Also, you don't say how old you are, but your insurance (or your parents' insurance) may cover these treatments.

My advice: talk to your parents about your research. Find out if insurance would cover any laser treatments. Consult with a good dermatologist in your area and get his opinion.

Keep in mind: laser may diminish the color somewhat, but won't just "laser off right away." I think treatment should focus on preventing future problems, especially since you seem to have a good attitude about your birthmark (which is a sign of maturity and good self-esteem ... yay you!!).

Come back and let us know how things go. If you'd like to bring your parents by, do that too!

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