I had no skin problems as a teen. In fact, I had great, clear skin. For this, I can take no credit and I attribute it solely to my parents from whom I inherited clear and acne free. I had only two things to fret about: my dark circles and I, uh,a birthmarks on my left cheek.
A birthmark is a congenital, benign irregularity on the skin which is present at birth or appears shortly after birth, usually in the first month. They can occur anywhere on the skin. Birthmarks are caused by an overgrowth of blood vessels, melanocytes, smooth muscle, fat, fibroblasts, or keratinocytes.
Many of these congenital birthmarks will disappear within a few years of age, about ten percent of these birthmarks will need to be seen by a specialist.
In this video, I show you my experience so far with having laser done to remove birthmarks. It is still early days and I need to get a second treatment done in four weeks but so far I am happy with the results!
Redness and a sunburn-type sensation last for not more than two hours. The nurse from Rachel Chew Clinic kept my treated skin hydrated with cooling compresses. No medication needed. May take shower and wash face/hair. I was told to re-apply Aquaphor to the treated area to ensure skin remains constantly moist.
Many say after the laser treatment, treated skin will be itchy, swollen and red. Surprisingly, I don’t have to go through these. No itchiness, no pain, no swollen at all. Watch the video below to have a clearer look at my Day 1 post-laser.
Avoid direct sunlight and excessive heat if possible. I carried the umbrella everywhere! I applied light make up too.
This is the result of Day 5 post-laser.
I am happy with the result so far, as there was no itching, no redness, no swollen or any sunburn-type sensation.
———————–30 days later———————-
I went back to Rachew Chew Clinic for the second treatment. Watch these videos to witness how they helped me to get rid of the birthmark.
I think it’s really a miracle , my birthmark appears lighter after the first treatment and I have faith that after this treatment I will be able to get rid of those soft red spots.
3 days post full face laser treatment
My face gets a little dry and flaky after the treatment . Many will ask is there anything special that should be done to recover after a laser skin treatment ? The answer is , keep your skin moisture . You may apply any moisturizer of your preference or you can use facial mask to chase away the dryness.
So this is my latest update, I will update my skin condition here from time to time . Stay tuned to check out my progress!
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