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dermatologist

Friday, 29 October 2010

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sparklet had her first dermatologist appointment this week — Wednesday, when i was in Baltimore — to checkout the hemangioma on her left cheek.

turns out it’s not a hemangioma — it’s a port wine stain.

the good news is that you can remove a port wine stain with a handful of painless laser treatments right away, as opposed to waiting four to six years and hoping that it goes away on its own.

the other good news is that it’s just your average birthmark, it’s not genetic, and not accompanied by anything like Sturge-Weber syndrome or Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome — diseases that are much icky-er to deal with.

the final good news is that i was a Russian studies major, and i think that anything you share with Mikhail Gorbachev is pretty freakin’ cool.

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