Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Forum - View Single Post - Dermatologist dissapointment :(
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:38 AM
lisaj lisaj is offline
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I would find a different doctor. I am currently 32 years old and have a port wine stain down my leg. I started laser treatments at the age of 13. I went to an amazing doctor in Chicago (I think one of the only ones in 1993). He had said the sooner the better. He was sorry the technology wasn't around when I was a baby because they prefer to do it earlier. For a few reasons 1)the area is smaller to work on - and they can get a lot more accomplished 2)the older they get often the birthmark will get darker and harder to treat. So sooner the better - not to be rude but the doctor you saw probably doesn't deal with it too much and doesn't know what works best.
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