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    Yes I had hemosiderin staining a few years ago,...

    Yes I had hemosiderin staining a few years ago, much more severe than your pics, and it took forever to clear but it definitely did. I would recommend oral vitamin C as that appeared to help with me,...
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    Hello Cc2017, I just wanted to check in on you...

    Hello Cc2017, I just wanted to check in on you and see how you were doing with your purpura? I had purpura from the Excel V (also a vascular laser) two weeks ago and I still have redness, but so far...
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    Exercise after Vascular Laser

    So I have been googling and reading on this forum about exercising after a vascular laser, but I figured I might as well post my own question concerning this and see what people have to say So I had...
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    Just wanted to check on you and see how things...

    Just wanted to check on you and see how things were going? I just had the Excel V done last Thursday, no bruising and minimal swelling, trying to get rid of my last hemosiderin or PIH (not sure at...
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    Top Laser Doc

    There is a world renowned Laser Dermatologist in San Francisco called Dr. Vic Narurkar. He has a ridiculously long waiting list (estimated at 6 months), predominantly specializes in lasers, teaches...
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    Excel V experience

    Hi all! First off love this thread and I just wanted to chime in since I had a few spots of Excel V done a week ago. So if you all want to look in my history I had a horrible experience with the...
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    I think I just PMed you, although I am not sure....

    I think I just PMed you, although I am not sure. Let me know if you got it.
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    Hello, I just wanted to see how you were doing...

    Hello, I just wanted to see how you were doing since your last update. As someone that suffered severe Hemosiderin and PIH from the Vbeam (still am, but very minimal now), I would be happy to give...
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    Just wondering if you have an update on how you are doing?

    Hi, just wondering how you are doing and if you tried one of the Q-switched lasers for your hemosiderin stain? I also suffered from hemosiderin staining too, but the dermatologist and I figured out...
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    Yes you should stop the doxycycline before...

    Yes you should stop the doxycycline before starting vbeam, especially if you are undergoing a major purpura vbeam. It can lead to slow healing time and greater post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation...
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    Update

    Just wanted to give an update on how I was doing...not sure if anyone is following this forum or not, but maybe if someone searched hemosiderin or PIH this will be helpful. But I do want to say that...
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    Thanks for the words of encouragement. I truly...

    Thanks for the words of encouragement. I truly hope this is not permanent, but I guess only time will tell :/
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    Latest update :/

    Well here is my latest update. I think it is getting a little better slowly, but I still feel I have stubborn areas that have not gotten any better, so I am thinking part of this will be permanent :/...
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    Update after a month

    Well I wanted to give everyone an update. It has been a little over a month since I last posted. I was prescribed hydroquinonie for the hyperpigmentation, but I didnt want to try that as I can hear...
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    Thank you so much for your kind words, and I dont...

    Thank you so much for your kind words, and I dont mind that you were angry on my behalf...you were advocating for me :)

    I agree, I probably will not be doing this treatment for quite some...
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    Well my dermatologist really likes the aggressive...

    Well my dermatologist really likes the aggressive vbeam approach and advocates it to many patients to help resolve their problems. They werent so much suprised by how it looked, but by the side...
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    Thank you for the words of encouragement and you...

    Thank you for the words of encouragement and you are right when I see pics from 4 weeks ago, it definitely has healed a lot, but it sucks to see that it hasnt gone away yet :/ And yes I know it was a...
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    Definitely purpuric for me

    Oh wow your settings were higher and from the pic on your journal it didnt even look purpuric. But I did hear that the new Vbeam perfecta laser can use higher settings without purpura...in hindsight...
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    Okay well I asked the nurse today and she said my...

    Okay well I asked the nurse today and she said my settings for most of my face were 9.5 joules 10ms and 7m spot size. Hope this helps :)
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    Vbeam Settings

    Not sure about all the settings, but I believe the nurse used 9.5 joules on most of the area on both cheeks. Although she said that she used 10 joules on one spot, but thought it bruised too much and...
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    Vbeam Hyperpigmentation or Hemosiderin Stain?

    Hello everyone!! So I recently had my third vbeam (at a dermatologist's office) done 4 weeks ago and this time my laser nurse wanted to go more aggressive. I trusted her as the last two times went...
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    Looking Great!!

    agai

    I am so happy that you are looking to freaking well after your Vbeam experience. I have a question, how long did it take for your skin to normalize again? I just went through an aggressive...
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