PWS Darkening After Laser TX? - Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Forum
  Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Hemangiomas  |  Port Wine Stains  |  Vascular Malformations  
VBF logo
1994 - 2015
Celebrating 21 years with
80,000 networked into treatment

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Donate to VBF    Shop VBF Products

Go Back   Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Forum > Port Wine Stain Help > Port Wine Stain Help and Resources

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 11-14-2006, 07:54 AM
heyjude heyjude is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 11
Unhappy PWS Darkening After Laser TX?

Hello All,

I have posted before about my son's PWS. Jude is 12 mo and has had 3 laser tx so far. Over the past couple of days I have noticed his birthmark is much more noticeable, darker. It has been about 8 weeks since his last tx and by now the fading should be done (from what I understand). I was wondering if anyone has had similar experiences. Do PWS get darker and then lighten up again depending on the day? I know that his PWS is vascular and changes when he is cold but a few days of darkening concerns me. I am just so afraid that we are spending all this time and not to mention MONEY on hoping that his birthmark will fade and that it won't.

Has anyone not had sucess? I hear people talking about how they have done as much laser surery as they can and are waiting until technology improves. How do you know when that is? If anyone can shed some light on my situation it would be greatly appreciated.



p.s. i was at the doctor's for jude's 1 year check up the other day and i put him on the floor to play with another little girl and her mom asked me if the "thing" on his face was contagious!!!! i couldn't believe she actually said that. some people are so idiotic. instead of getting upset i just laughed and said it was a birthmark. i am hoping his PWS fades enough before he's old enough to understand what people are saying.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions re: duration, effectiveness of laser treatment oprichard Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 3 10-18-2007 04:06 AM
IPL Quantam Laser???? heyjude Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 1 04-16-2007 11:31 PM
Laser treatment hankbartenbach Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 48 11-19-2005 10:07 PM
Different Laser Treatments stcynthia Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 3 10-06-2005 03:18 AM
Lasting Laser Therapy of Port Wine Stains purplecolor Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 22 09-30-2004 08:38 AM