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Ultrapulse for 26 Yr Old Burn Scars - Miami, FL
- posted 7 months ago
- updated 6 months ago
- Worth It
- Dr Jill Waibel (Miami, FL)
On 10/09/2012 I received three different laser...
- 10 Oct 2012
On 10/09/2012 I received three different laser treatments on my cheeks and chest for thermal burn scars caused by a hairdryer at 2 months o age. I believe all three were CO2 lasers, one to reduce the Browning of the chest scar and the other two were for resurfacin and reducing the elevation of the scars. I am not expecting a 100% disappearance of the scars but rather a flattening of them. I should note that I have had numerous reductive surgeries throughout my childhood through Dr.Habal at the Shriners Hospital in Tampa. In 2003 at 17 they informed me I'd had everything that could be done to improve them and my remaining option would be sanding which is 50/50 worse or better. Thankfully, there are more options now which I have persued.
Today is Day 1 post op10/10/2011. I am experiencing no pain or swelling, the treated areas are coming along as expected, reddish brown now with no spot bleeding like the day of the operation. I am cleaning with the vinegar soaks every 2-3 hours followed by application of Aquaphor for Baby. The treatment areas look great in terms of healing rate. Will keep updating
10/11/12 Day 2 post op. Morning started off rocky,...
- 11 Oct 2012
10/12/12 Day 3 post op. Went to work today, no...
- 13 Oct 2012
10/13/12 Day 4 taking it easy on this nice...
- 13 Oct 2012
11/12/12- It took about a week for me to heal to...
- 12 Nov 2012
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Dr. Waibel is the leader nationwide when it comes to the treatment of burn scars using lasers. She is most known for the amazing work she did on the Berns Triplets. she cares about her patienrs and it comes across in all interaction I had with her. She is very nice and takes time to set realistic expectations aand to answer ALL your questions.