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Old 10-18-2010, 07:05 PM
Tallow Tallow is offline
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Red face Port Wine Stain help

Hiya, I just stumbled across this website and i was like "woah, there are a lot of people here" haha. I always just try to ignore my birthmark and hope that other people do the same (which i know they really don't).
I have a port wine stain that covers most of the top of my right arm. It is usually a dark pink color, but when I'm cold it can become super purple.
I have recently started to read up on these types of birthmarks, and everywhere i look it seems to say that I should get it lasered off right away to prevent any deformities or something. This kind of scares me, partly because there is no way my parents would pay for me to do that.
Does anyone have any advice or anything on what I should do? Is it okay to just leave it?
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