Post # 1
I have had a small, red mark on the tip of my nose for about 5 years now. It came out of nowhere, and has never gone away. I went to the dermatologist recently, and she classified it as an angioma, and said I could have it removed using pulsed-dye laser treatment.
I went in today to have it removed. It has bothered me for years and after finding out it could be removed, I had to have it done. Well, it’s gone, but now I have this DARK bruise on my nose where the mark was, immediately after she “lasered” it! Is this common? Has anyone else ever had an angioma or anything else removed with pulsed-dye laser treatment?
Glad I didn’t get this done right before the wedding… yikes!
Post # 3
I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV but this is information I found:
angiomas typically respond quite well to pulsed dye laser treatment. Smaller lesions usually only require one treatment although a small amount of bruising may occur post-treatment. This bruising is usually a mild purplish discoloration limited to the area of treatment and generally resolves over a week or so.
sounds like it will resolve on its own.
Did your doctor not give you a handout of what to expect post treatment?
Post # 4
I read it “could” bruise, I guess I was just shocked at how quickly it showed up, and how dark it is! ETA: She didn’t give me a handout post treatment either… just told me it shouldn’t scar and to put lotion on my nose.
Thanks for looking that up for me though, TV doctor or not! 🙂