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pulse dye laser for hypertrophic scars?

does this pulse dye laser thingy-ma-gig really help hypertrophic scars? i have a few of them on my back and chest and although cortisone injections have helped a bit, they aren't flat yet. i've been thinking about doing this pulse dye laser thing because their before&after pictures look awesome, especially when my hypertrophic scars aren't that big compared to the pictures. :think:

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does this pulse dye laser thingy-ma-gig really help hypertrophic scars? i have a few of them on my back and chest and although cortisone injections have helped a bit, they aren't flat yet. i've been thinking about doing this pulse dye laser thing because their before&after pictures look awesome, especially when my hypertrophic scars aren't that big compared to the pictures. :think:

Where have you seen these pictures? I read an article published by Tina Alster, she is known as the laser queen which said pulsed dye lasers are effective for hypertrophic scars. I am going to ask Dr. Fitzpatrick about this in my consult. He is always booked though so it will probably be next month.

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I had a sample spot of vbeam done to see how it worked on me for free. I didn't get any results but it was just one treatment. Vbeam really hurt by the way, I had no anesthetic.

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we are talking about pulse dye laser though... is that vbeam? the laser i read about on the internet is called the pulse dye laser 326nm or something...

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Vbeam is a brand name but it's the same. It might work with repeated sessions but it is not an instant cure you have to give it time and then it's just how your body reacts.

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Wow! I didn't know that such a site existed, but feel kind of reasurred that it does. As a 'blackguy' I am in the process of considering both Laser and Obaji peeel treatments. I live in the UK and we are so far behind both surgical and determatological practices on dark-skin types are almost absent from exposure. I have found the last twenety years extremely frustrating as a result of this.

At the age of one, I suffered a burn scar on my forehead and currently use a camaflage creme to blend the colour to my natural skin. I am totally fed up with using this cream and my scar is slightly raised and have been seeking advice on the matter in the UK. I have found that surgeons have always been reluctant to offer good advise or are extremely ignorant and therefore have not offered much.

A couple of years ago I was watching the "Extreme Makeover USA" series here in UK and saw a black surgeon by the name of Dr Anthony Griffin who is based in Beverly Hills. I sent him some photos and had a telephone consultation with him. It was extremely helpful and he mentioned that the scar can be reduced by both 'Fraxel Laser' and 'Obagi Blue Peel'.

I evetually found a UK surgeon who specialises in treating dark-skin types, who then costed the laser treatment at £4700 and the peel between £500 - £1200 (depending on the amount of treatments).

I have been reading so much about 'Fraxel laser' and this 'Pulse Dye Laser' and would love to know of experiences and advise (especially from those who are of dark-skin).

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