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    Hello, I suffer from type 1 rosacea and received a Vbeam treatment non bruising about 5 weeks ago. Treatment was done on my cheeks, chin, and very minimal on my forehead. Flushing and redness has gone down about 10%,

    For the recovery process I feel it has healed about 70-80%. Symptoms from post-treatment seems to be slightly dry and flaky skin from the treated areas.

    I have my 2nd vbeam treatment in 5 days I still see a few marks but you can hardly tell unless you look directly at it.

    My question is, how soon should I wait for my next treatment? From what I read, recommended time is every 4 weeks and 1-3 treatments for optimal results. But for some It seems that 6-12 weeks would be the ideal time for recovery and to schedule my next treatment?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Last edited by luckz; 13 September 2020, 03:20 AM.

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    Originally posted by luckz View Post
    Hello, I suffer from type 1 rosacea and received a Vbeam treatment non bruising about 5 weeks ago. Treatment was done on my cheeks, chin, and very minimal on my forehead. Flushing and redness has gone down about 10%,

    For the recovery process I feel it has healed about 70-80%. Symptoms from post-treatment seems to be slightly dry and flaky skin from the treated areas.

    I have my 2nd vbeam treatment in 5 days I still see a few marks but you can hardly tell unless you look directly at it.

    My question is, how soon should I wait for my next treatment? From what I read, recommended time is every 4 weeks and 1-3 treatments for optimal results. But for some It seems that 6-12 weeks would be the ideal time for recovery and to schedule my next treatment?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    My advice is to quit while you are ahead and don?t go back for a 2nd one. So many posters here have damaged their skin with vbeam and ipl. It may temporarily fix things but only makes things worse in the long run.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by luckz View Post
      Hello, I suffer from type 1 rosacea and received a Vbeam treatment non bruising about 5 weeks ago. Treatment was done on my cheeks, chin, and very minimal on my forehead. Flushing and redness has gone down about 10%,

      For the recovery process I feel it has healed about 70-80%. Symptoms from post-treatment seems to be slightly dry and flaky skin from the treated areas.

      I have my 2nd vbeam treatment in 5 days I still see a few marks but you can hardly tell unless you look directly at it.

      My question is, how soon should I wait for my next treatment? From what I read, recommended time is every 4 weeks and 1-3 treatments for optimal results. But for some It seems that 6-12 weeks would be the ideal time for recovery and to schedule my next treatment?

      Any help would be appreciated.
      Can't endorse laser. It ruined my life. I'm killing myself becauase of it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sineadrosy View Post
        Can't endorse laser. It ruined my life. I'm killing myself becauase of it.
        Sineadrosy,
        Please read all the messages of support to you. Don?t do it. There are lots of different things to help and anti-depressants for rosacea ( if that is what you try) are used at a much lower dose than for depression, hence little to no side effects. LDN has no side effects at all apart from nice dreams at the beginning. Please try something to put you on the road to recovery.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Momof View Post
          My advice is to quit while you are ahead and don?t go back for a 2nd one. So many posters here have damaged their skin with vbeam and ipl. It may temporarily fix things but only makes things worse in the long run.
          I appreciate the help. I have noticed minimal improvement since my 1st vbeam treatment. But it looks like everything is gradually getting better day by day. I haven't seen pictures of long term effects for those that that say it makes it worse.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Momof View Post
            My advice is to quit while you are ahead and don?t go back for a 2nd one. So many posters here have damaged their skin with vbeam and ipl. It may temporarily fix things but only makes things worse in the long run.
            Originally posted by Sineadrosy View Post
            Can't endorse laser. It ruined my life. I'm killing myself becauase of it.
            Did you get treated with Vbeam? May I ask what the negative reactions you had with your laser treatments?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by luckz View Post
              Did you get treated with Vbeam? May I ask what the negative reactions you had with your laser treatments?
              Vbeam triggered neurogenic rosacea-intense stinging pain, reactivity to cold, heat, make up, moisturisers etc, flushing, swelling. It basically sensitized the nerves which caused a cascade of neurovascular inflammation.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Momof View Post
                Vbeam triggered neurogenic rosacea-intense stinging pain, reactivity to cold, heat, make up, moisturisers etc, flushing, swelling. It basically sensitized the nerves which caused a cascade of neurovascular inflammation.
                yes it's true, once again modern scientific discoveries destroy our lives.

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                • #9
                  Possible solution

                  Originally posted by Momof View Post
                  Vbeam triggered neurogenic rosacea-intense stinging pain, reactivity to cold, heat, make up, moisturisers etc, flushing, swelling. It basically sensitized the nerves which caused a cascade of neurovascular inflammation.
                  I have had bigger problems, unrelated to laser, but related to creams and other interventions and I am working through them. I am optimistic that in 2021 things will fall into place.
                  I am not expecting a solution in one week or one month. It will take me a year but I will get there.

                  Have you tried low dose (submicrobial) oral antibiotics (doxycycline)? Cold compresses? Metronidazole?

                  Have you gone for a second opinion to a knowledgeable dermatologist specialized in rosacea and lasers? I mean someone who is a true expert and specializes in your issue.

                  IMO Most importantly is to figure out the triggers (weather, emotions, creams, foods, supplements, etc) and avoid them at all cost.

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