When to start laser treatment - Page 2 - 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
Old 04-17-2004, 04:27 PM
eprmo eprmo is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 133
Default Re:When to start laser treatment


I didn't read the study you posted,,but my daughter was x-rayed as an infant, and scoped as an infant. She had a large fast growing H on her nose.

My response to you, is don't belive everything you read... My daughter has skipped a grade, and is in all Honors classes in the high school. She is a year and a half younger then the kids in her classes, and is a straight A student.

I hate "bragging" about her, but,,your concerns and fears need to be alleviated!!!

Elissa Rifkin
VBF Developmental Specialist
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2004, 01:06 AM
Posts: n/a
Default Re:When to start laser treatment

I live in Denver, Colorado and my 8 month old daughter just had her first laser treatment today for a PWS on her left cheek/jaw. Our pediatrician -- who is wonderful -- wanted to wait and see if it would fade and did not refer us to our dermatologist until she was 6 months old. When we talked to the dermatologist he said he would like to start laser treatments on infants with PWS as young as 2 months old! Apparently the younger skin heals better. So, I would say try and have your child treated as soon as possible.
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
After Laser Treatment - Should I be worried or could this be normal? somuchmoretome Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 2 06-15-2006 08:04 AM
Laser treatment hankbartenbach Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 48 11-19-2005 10:07 PM
Exercise effect Laser treatment? Tone Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 2 09-09-2005 03:04 PM
Efficiency of laser treatment? Markus Port Wine Stain Help and Resources 8 09-18-2004 09:33 AM