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  • Vbeam or IPL for KPRF?

    I have KPRF (Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii) on my cheeks and I would like to know which device is safer for removing the redness associated with it. I would check KeratosisPilaris.org but the site is down.

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    Yeah that site has been down for a while. It got over loaded with spam and being updated.

    How bad is your KPRF? I have it too, very serious.

    IPL has not been shown to improve kprf while there are some cases of improvement using vbeam

    Here
    http://www.readcube.com/articles/10....82.x?locale=en
    and here
    http://www.tawhillsurgery.com/videof...DLPictures.htm

    ^ that link says acne rosacea but it looks a lot like kprf.

    and others


    Would you consider uploading pictures of just your cheeks? You can crop the photos of everything else. It would be interesting to see the severity as there are other members with kprf here.

    Check out this thread:

    http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...-here-!-(pics)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by username View Post
      Yeah that site has been down for a while. It got over loaded with spam and being updated.

      How bad is your KPRF? I have it too, very serious.

      IPL has not been shown to improve kprf while there are some cases of improvement using vbeam

      Here
      http://www.readcube.com/articles/10....82.x?locale=en
      and here
      http://www.tawhillsurgery.com/videof...DLPictures.htm

      ^ that link says acne rosacea but it looks a lot like kprf.

      and others


      Would you consider uploading pictures of just your cheeks? You can crop the photos of everything else. It would be interesting to see the severity as there are other members with kprf here.

      Check out this thread:

      http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...-here-!-(pics)
      Thank you so much for the links. I'm not sure I'd be able to upload pics so I might as well describe my case. Its definitely not as severe as the teenager's KPRF in the first link. Its somewhat patchy, not that intense (the color is almost kinda pink), and I'm not much of a flusher unless its really hot or really cold. I'm also female by the way.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Short View Post
        Thank you so much for the links. I'm not sure I'd be able to upload pics so I might as well describe my case. Its definitely not as severe as the teenager's KPRF in the first link. Its somewhat patchy, not that intense (the color is almost kinda pink), and I'm not much of a flusher unless its really hot or really cold. I'm also female by the way.
        Okay that's good to hear about it not being too bad. Consider yourself lucky in a way ;)

        I have had 3 treatments and had a little improvement, not a ton but it's something. I think I'll do a few more and see what happens.

        Visit the last link and you will see what the bruising looks like for high power treatments and stuff. It's possible to have non bruising vbeam but I believe the bruising is thought to accelerate the process.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by username View Post
          Okay that's good to hear about it not being too bad. Consider yourself lucky in a way ;)

          I have had 3 treatments and had a little improvement, not a ton but it's something. I think I'll do a few more and see what happens.

          Visit the last link and you will see what the bruising looks like for high power treatments and stuff. It's possible to have non bruising vbeam but I believe the bruising is thought to accelerate the process.
          I've been reading up on vbeam and I don't think I need purpuric treatments and I can't really afford that downtime anyway. I'm hoping a couple of non purpuric vbeam treatments can clear up my issue.

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          • #6
            image.jpg Right Cheek

            image.jpg Left Cheek

            image.jpg Right Front

            image.jpg Left Front

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            • #7
              Is that baseline redness or were you flushing when you took the pictures?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by username View Post
                Yeah that site has been down for a while. It got over loaded with spam and being updated.

                How bad is your KPRF? I have it too, very serious.

                IPL has not been shown to improve kprf while there are some cases of improvement using vbeam

                Here
                http://www.readcube.com/articles/10....82.x?locale=en
                and here
                http://www.tawhillsurgery.com/videof...DLPictures.htm

                ^ that link says acne rosacea but it looks a lot like kprf.

                and others


                Would you consider uploading pictures of just your cheeks? You can crop the photos of everything else. It would be interesting to see the severity as there are other members with kprf here.

                Check out this thread:

                http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...-here-!-(pics)
                Offtopic: Do you know if and when KPRF forum is coming back online?

                For redness is V-beam definitly best weapon of choice.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by username View Post
                  Is that baseline redness or were you flushing when you took the pictures?
                  Baseline redness.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by antrax View Post
                    Offtopic: Do you know if and when KPRF forum is coming back online?

                    For redness is V-beam definitly best weapon of choice.
                    Nope still down.

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