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Old 07-14-2012, 04:32 PM
nicofan nicofan is offline
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Default Does laser PWS removal destroy hair follicles?


I found this forum via google.

I have a Port wine stain on the back of my neck. It starts somewhere in the middle of my neck and moves up into the scalp (where hair should be). Since I have to shave my head due to hereditary hairloss (yes, at 23 I look like 75) this stain is clearly visible and i would like to get it removed.

So I thought about laser. I know there are different lasers for different skin problems. Some lasers are used for hair removal. I don't want any more hairfollicles destroyed than already are.

Can somebody please tell me what lasers are used to get rid of PWS and if they destroy hair follicles?

I have attached a picture, so you can see where the stain approximately is located (this is not my head...)

Thanks in advance for replies and suggestions.

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