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Old 11-15-2007, 01:20 PM
samanthasmom samanthasmom is offline
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In my experience with Samantha's treatments it absolutely looks darker/more red for a few weeks afterwards. I will give you an example...

Sam had her last laser treatment on Sept. 14. Her first birthday party was on Ocober 14th and, unfortunately, we had some issues with her health that week so we were very preoccupied. When things finally settled down we had our family at our house one day and everyone was commenting how light her birthmark looked. We had been so worried about other things that we never even noticed until then. It was such a huge difference!

I totally agree that you should at least give it a few more weeks before you become concerned at all.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:49 AM
rebeccacripps rebeccacripps is offline
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Hi Kennan,
I think I'm going through exactly the same thing with my son Will (15 months). He had his 3rd laser treatment over 10 weeks ago on his facial pws birthmark and it is still redder than what it was prior to this. It was quite an aggressive treatment with some scabbing. We saw great results with the first two, however, I'm feeling rather anxious at this point. I was wondering too whether laser treatment can make a pws birthmark redder. Like many of you on this thread I hope that it's just part of the healing process.

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Old 11-15-2014, 05:29 PM
heaneys heaneys is offline
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Default How did it turn out?

My daughter has PWS on left arm and had laser 8 weeks ago. I am really scared because now it actually looks worse. I have read that the arm and a large areas take longer time to heal, but is this normal? How did your child's turn out...should I stop worrying?

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