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Old 01-11-2012, 01:08 PM
missy missy is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
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Hi and welcome!

To answer your question: skin whitening or hydroquinone products will not work for any type of vascular birthmark. They work on the top layers of skin and to lighten a vascular birthmark, you have to get to the veins and blood vessels underneath. Don't waste cash on that.

Write to Dr. Nelson, though, via and ask him specifically about what might work for people of asian descent. I know there have been developments in laser technology and perhaps there is something out there for you.

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