Becker's Nevus treatment by Fraxel laser?

  • Nick
  • 6 years ago

Has Fraxel re:pair been used on Becker's Nevus yet. I know in that other lasers in the past have not been very successful as it usually returns after a while. Is this type of treatment something I should pursue for my Becker's Nevus or do you recommend that I wait.

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Hello, has anyone tried to make a tattoo using light colors, like white or try a color similar with your color skin ?
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i been living with becker nevus since i was a teenager. im 27 yrs old now. looking for other people in the los angeles or ventura county around who's going through this issue. it really sucks to have. im looking to cover with a tattoo but not quite sure if thats a good idea. contact me at yahoo messenger guys mikeyy110 hope to hear from you : )
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or private message me on here
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i been living with becker nevus since i was a teenager. im 27 yrs old now. looking for other people in the los angeles or ventura county around who's going through this issue. it really sucks to have. im looking to cover with a tattoo but not quite sure if thats a good idea. contact me at yahoo messenger guys mikeyy110 hope to hear from you : )
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About me: I'm male and I am 24 years old. At the age of 10 I realized the first time that I have a slight mark in the area between my stomache and my chest. In the following 5 years the mark got a bit darker and hairgrow started. With the age of 18 I contacted first time a dermatologist which classified my mark as a becker nevus. My personal experience with BN: I was collecting a lot of information regarding BNs on many different ways (doctors, books, internet). I try to sum up the most important things. Becker nevus belongs in the group of harmless mole/birthmarks. It is not dangerous and mainly a visual problem. The BN usually develops at teenager-age around 15. It is darker than the normal skin and it usually has a hair growth. Both, darkness and hair growth, can vary in its extent. The BN is more sensitive regarding sun and therefore always should be protected with sun cream (factor 50). Also in the area of the BN during teenager ages it has a high chance of getting pimples/spots. To get rid of the BN or not? I didnt really care about my BN a lot at the age of 10. However the older I became the more I was worried about my BN. Usually other people didn't ask questions about it and if they did, they usually told me that it is not a big deal. However it became a big deal for me. I started to avoid scenes at public when I had to take of my shirt (for example at the gym) and I also evaded places like the beach or public baths. Even when I was alone at home, I didn't like to walk around without my shirt. At this point I realized that the actually harmless BN did constrain/influence my life in a psychological way. It is easy for other people to tell you that it is not a big deal, because they don't have to live with it. By the question if you want to something to get rid of the BN or not, you should consider mainly your own opinion and not the opinion of others. If you are unsure of getting rid of the BN or not, ask yourself the question: Do I feel ashamed by showing off at public places? Does the BN influence my way of life in any way? I know that depending on character, some people can live with a BN as if they dont have one. They can show off in public and they feel absolutly comfortable. In this case the BN is not a problem for them. It is a psychological question. My advice: Do not listen on the opinion of others, judge yourself. If you can answer my two question from the beginning of the paragraph with "yes", then my advice is definitly: Try to get rid of the BN! How to get rid of the BN? If you look on the internet or even if you ask doctors/dermatologists, they usually tell people that there is no way to get rid of the BN. Some of them might tell you that there is a way of laser removal. However: I was looking up in the internet many many hours and I was also getting information from people and from books and I never ever heard of a successfull story of laser removal. No matter what type of laser was used. Firstly, people usually spent more than 3000 euros for such kinds of treatment. Secondly, In most of the cases nothing happened. In some cases the BN got even worse! And in some cases the BN slightly lighted up (but still was visible!). Laser treatment can be useful, if you want to get rid of the hair growth (in some cases the hair growth of BN is huge, luckily in my case it was never a problem). For me I just shave the BN every second/third day in the same procedure when I shave my face. However I know that the dark skin is the main problem and not the hair growth. So, by my huge experience about BN, I can tell you finally the following: The only successfull way of getting rid of your BN, is to get it covered by a tattoo! I know that this sounds strange when you hear it the first time, but due to the fact that there is no way to "remove" the BN, you can only "cover" it. Is it dangerous? No it's not. I know that Tattoos should not be done over moles due to 2 reasons: 1. A mole could change to cancer. If you cover a mole, then you can't see if the mole itself change and therefore you wouldn't realize when it change and you could not prevent cancer. 2. If you ink a mole, the probability that the mole will result into cancer is bigger. However: A Becker nevus is harmless and has no higher probability of cancer than normal skin. It is different than other moles like for example: liver spots. Every person has liver spots and you shouldn't cover them with a tattoo because of the 2 reasons above. Results? By looking up in the internet you can find a lot of results of BN that got treated with a tattoo cover. I will show you my result: 1. My BN before the tattoo:  **removed link*** 2. My BN after my first tattoo session (6 hours) : **removed link*** 3. My BN 1 year later, after my second session, touch up (30 min) : **removed link *** As you can see, the tattoo is not only covering my BN, it is even covering my scars on the chest (from spots). After my first tattoo session (2.) the BN was covered about 70%. It was still slightly visible depending on the light. But already at this point, even the BN was still a bit visible, I was able to take off my shirt in public without shame. One year later (3.) I added some more grey shadow, and now it is covered 80% and the still visible part of the BN is a part of the tattoo itself now and looks great. Ofcourse you could also tattoo something that covers the BN 100%. However then you need to use colour ink and me personally I prefer black&grey tattoos. Finally you have to find the compromisse between covering your BN and getting a tattoo that you like. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me: **removed email as not permitted in comments section***
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Hi ya all' im a 26 year old Asian. My Beckers Nevus appeared when I hit puberty, and the affected area, is on my right chin down my throat. Its the size of half my palm. Being an oriental Asian, i have less facial hair and it looks weird with the affected area being real hairy. Initially the b.n was light but because I started shaving the hair and sun tanning, the affected skin became darker. So it became a ritual for me to tweeze the hair out every alternative day. Damn those hair grew back fast even when i was removing it from the follicles. It is annoying. Eventually I went for laser treatment. If im not wrong I think it was Q switch Yag laser. Sorry guys my treatment was like 6 years ago. N I went in for 5 season. Nothing happened. Wasted money, end of story. Today i don't even care much about how my b.n looks. I am not ashame of it but still i have to tweeze, im considering laser hair removal or electrolysis to remove the hair. Hopefully they come out with better and reliable treatments so that those who really needs it can get treated and live life comfortable n not worry about ones self appearance and hide away for the rest of their life.
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i want to rip it off!!!!!
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.hi I have a BN birthmark as well it has affected my self esteem and now ultimately my marriage. Icant love someone if I don't love myself. can someone give me a doctor's name that would do skin grafting.

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Is there any hope in laser surgery? im 18 and i have linear nevi syndrome down the right side of my body, from my face to my toes, i just want to state for all of you that think we dont fit in or that we dont look normal and ik it dont feel normal but your not alone and you are here for a reason, god did not create mistakes. therefore keep your head held high and know your not the only one out there. ive known this feeling. i know it hurts but we can make it through this. if you need to talk or if you have any info on any good surgery tech or anything message me. remember we are not alone.

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Hi have u tried hairycure? its a natural oil, i tried it 3 years ago. my mom had sideburns that she hated and when my underarms got irritated from shaving she gave me what was left over from her bottle. i just waxed n rubbed it in. had to do it about 4 or 5 times but it grew back thinner n thinner and ive been hair free now for 3 yrs. i think more women should now about it. im sure a search engine would find it. its called hairycure. mum said she paid less than 50pounds for it which is nothing campared to laser. anyway, its herbal so thats why my mom cud use it on her face. try it im landed i dont hav2 shave n irritate my pits nemore
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I took my son to get laser treatment on his B.N. on his chest, but it did not work. I cost $150.00 for a tiny area.
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lets pray there are some advances in B.N treatments. Hope its not to late.
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hi i m an indian i too have BN on my right shoulder from my neck to my right hand its big and it appered on me when i was 15
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I've just told to where a cream by a leading determoligist from Birmingham, the Skin Clin. My skin tone is light brown. I did ask for the make up she said it will look obvious as i have the B.N in the Beard. On top of that I'm keeping a beard but its not growing to cover the B.N. I'm totally lost.I'm thinking of a skin graft? i might do it cuz its really bothering especially when i have remind myself i have it when i look in the mirror. What is derm blend? i was thing to apply make up by going into selfridges or something but that woukd be embarassing. I wear jackets with long collars just to try n hide the B.N. I cant bear this B.N it's making me ill. I pray that there are advances in BN treatment soon.
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Nas12, have you tried DermaBlend or any other heavy duty makeup?
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*sorry for typos! Writing from my phone with Autocorrect :-(
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Hi Everyone!!!

I'm a 29 yr old mixed female, and developed Beckers Nevus when I was 11 during puberty on my upper left shoulder area (below collar bone and on shoulder to where a cap sleeve shirt ends). It was VERY dark (I'm caramel color), and spread until I was 12 when it stopped "activity". However, there is no hair, just regular hair follicles, nothing abnormal. So...since 12 its stated the same and is much lighter. I've had 2 biopsies and everyone says there are no lasers that will work because its epidermal, and because of my skin tone....and, because they still have no clue. Yet we can fly into space, have Ipads and technology, but no advanced into Beckers Nevus? C'Mon! I'm tired of wearing DermaBlend, which beverages matches my skin anyway, can't get too much sun exposure, can't wear tube tops or regular tank tops.....ugh, can you tell I'm frustrated???
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blackrican princess... you must be black, which is really a good thing for you because if you were white, you will then feel how much frustrated we are about it... it really embarrasses when you try to go to the beach with a long hairy black spot on your back ,,
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Hey again ! WOW so many people have this Nevus !! It makes me feel a bit relieved.. Guys does anyone know the prices in the USA? because it would be definitely more expensive than elsewhere. One of the doctors told me that the right laser for nevus of becker is Q switched ruby laser, and the session is between 300 and 500 ! which is really expensive.. but I have no choice :(
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Where did you get this information from. I have it on my face and i just want it faded ..i understand that it will not be gone but JOLLY who quoted you that price in the USA? If you do i would go with you tbh...i have no choice its on my face :) so i have to look at every morning of eveyday...i might just pick up a knife one day and carve it out..trust me im tempted :(
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Hi Nas, I feel your pain too ... I live in Pennsylvania... I called several doctors, they all told me about the same prices... it's still expensive!! but as you said there is no choice but to do it ,, it's so embarrassing .. and can't fully enjoy so many things in life..like going to the beach etc.
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In CHINA the right laser may cost 5000RMB per time.So in USA the treatment is inexpensive than China.LOL
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Jolly i pray that a cure does come and to be honest i have a little hope. I lost my partner, the girl i loved...my career has suffered as a result...i don't socialise. . everytime i try to hide my face. It's a living nighmare for me. Where do you have your B.N? I can't come to terms with the fact that i was not born with this thing however it only appeared 5 years ago...The girl i loved i lost her...she was the most amazing woman in my entire life....because i had the B.N on one side of my face yo could never tell when i talk directly face to face. However, i had to tell her and we got really close. I did not want to be selfish ...there were plenty of guys that deserved her....I have now told her and I am letting her go. This is the most painful thing that has ever happened in my life. I'm trying very hard not to fall into depression however i just think and cry ....i can't stop thinking. THE WOMAN OF MY DREAMS I'VE LOST ....things will never be normal for me again.
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Trust me i have same feeling.
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I have it on my face. You guys should be lucky that it's on your body. You can hide it. Mine affects me throughout the day for the rest of my life and i am only 25. Its so depressing just don't know what to do. I've done so much research and its just looks like theres no hope for me. My career, my love life its all just a dark hole and it's theres no light at the end of it. I still hope and pray some treatment will be available but we will have to wait and see. I wish everbody best of luck with everything.
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