When Waibel met the three young women, she and Lumenis, the manufacturer of the laser, agreed to treat them free of charge. Chandra, who in her early teens used to weep to her grandmother that she'd never have a boyfriend, had her first serious relationship. Having opened the lockbox of their past, the girls are ready to start the long road to full recovery, both inside and out. Identical triplets Trae, Jordan and Chandra Berns, 22, had first visited TODAYâ€™s New York studios last May to talk about the pioneering laser treatment that had begun to erase scars that they had carried for 20 years. Now students in San Antonio—Jordan and Trae are studying occupational therapy at the University of Texas, and Chandra, who hopes to start a nonprofit to help burn victims, will transfer there in the fall—the triplets are beginning to open new doors. â€œOur skin has gotten smoother. Some therapies, like silicone sheeting and cortisone shots, are aimed at flattening the scar and evening out the collagen; "pulsed dye lasers" may also lighten the red coloring of scars, says Anjali Dahiya, M.D., an assistant professor in dermatology at the NewYork Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. And as he's helping with each exercise, he's telling them it's all right, they're going to get through it. It could be because they're three beautiful 22-year-old college students, all of them tall and sporty. Posts IGTV Tagged. On September 21, 1988, their home in North Richland Hills, Texas, destroyed by a suspicious fire. Many triplets would want to have a different wedding day than their sisters, but not these ladies! And there have been days when we've all cried together and talked about the fire. Dr. Waibel was touched by how close the girls were. The foundation is headquartered in San Antonio. After two weeks, the skin peels like a sunburn. Seeing her handwriting for the first time somehow made her feel real, made her someone they might have known and loved. Their father, the hero who had helped them through hours of therapy and who taught them to believe in underdogs, was still struggling with his drug addiction. Since appearing on TODAY, Waibel has been invited to travel the nation and the world to educate other doctors in use of the laser. She noticed that when Chandra's boyfriend called during the treatment, she passed the phone around so he could talk to all of the sisters. To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. By the price they are giving and the healing they are talking about it may not be done at the highest settings. Sorry if this is a repost but I just saw this on MSNBC. Show More Posts from bennetttriplets. The second laser flattens and evens out the texture and coloring of the remaining scar tissue. So we started asking questions. New treatment improving burned tripletsâ€™ scars, After months of innovative laser technique, more confidence and mobility, updated 9:08 a.m. We realized we have nothing to be ashamed of. "Now the scars are smoother, and we hope we'll see more results in time." The big benefit of the treatment, Waibel said, is that it costs from $500 to a couple of thousand for a single treatment. 108.6k Followers, 440 Following, 3,036 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from ♥ ♥ Triplet mom (@bennetttriplets) ... #triplets linkin.bio/bennetttriplets. The girls worked on each other's makeup, mixing foundation and base until the scars were almost invisible, and encouraged each other during shopping trips, pushing Trae, for example, to try a V-neck, even if it meant exposing some scarring on her chest.
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