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  • arb161
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    Originally posted by Sineadrosy View Post
    My rosacea is a result of damage for IPL and has completely destroyed my life. I haven't left the house since the treatment in July apart from dermatologist appointments. It is agony physically and emotionally.


    Is this just my life forever? Has anybody rectified rosacea caused by laser? I don't want to even be alive anymore,my whole life has been thefted from me. No work, no college, no socialising. Just misery.
    I'm so sorry this is happening to you. It took me awhile to find the right doctor with the right laser. I had numerous treatments before I did. Some made me worse, some gave me scars, some did nothing at all. I was home bound for a few years.What helped me (slowly) was numerous treatments with the vbeam perfecta, and then the vbeam prima The hard part is finding a doctor who knows what they're doing. Most of these doctors think that all they need is a tutorial from the company that makes the laser. I got a lot of doctor referrals from this and other boards. I ran their names through ratemd. I really thought my life was over, but it wasn't.

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  • darren1
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    What is it about IPL that seems so dangerous? I hear about skin damage the most due to this type of laser. Having said that, I have a worsened baseline due to PDL, but I'm 99% sure it's because of the contact dermatitis I had a few weeks after treatment when a moisturiser with witch hazel gave me a horrible reaction.

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  • darren1
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    Consider yellow LED at around 583nm - 589nm. You can buy 7 colour LED machines with three panels that are positioned over your face. Use it every day for 20 minutes, for 3 - 6 months. Yellow supposedly helps the redness. Red light therapy, by comparison, is just too much for me. It makes matters much worse.

    It's got to be worth a shot, and I'm trying it too, since I have damage on my face from a November 2019 Vbeam that never healed. It just stayed red, and never entered the hyperpigmentation stage that my other prior treatments did.

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  • antwantsclear
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    Originally posted by Brady Barrows View Post
    Thanks for posting this Brady - it's an excellent site.

    I've found both Dermalogica Barrier Repair and Zhongzhou cream can help with IPL and laser damage.

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  • przemek
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    I think the skin's protective barrier has been breached / damaged and that is why it is so. That's why the skin is hypersensitive and turns red and you feel pain for no reason.
    Last edited by przemek; 26 November 2020, 12:46 PM.

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  • Brady Barrows
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    I did post this link to a support group for IPL/Laser damage at this post on IPL.

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  • Jamoverton
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    Originally posted by Sineadrosy View Post
    I'm on ldn now but it doesn't work for me. I really hope it works for you because I know that for others It's like a miracle! Do u want to add those meds or start taking them instead of what u take now?
    Thanks, I'm crossing my fingers with the LDN!
    I am planning on staying on the mirtazapine and hydroxychloroquine indefinitely and I'm adding meds to see if I can increase my results. The mirt. and hydroxy. together have given me about 40-50% improvement. It's made a huge difference in my life, but there is definitely room for more improvement. Like you, I was unable to work or socialize at one point. I've gotten to the point where I have my life back, but dealing with flushing is still a struggle. I'm hopeful that I can get to more like 80% improvement eventually. Of course, the dream is to just be rid of this flushing completely- I've accepted that that might not be possible, but I'm going to try for it.

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  • Sineadrosy
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    Originally posted by Jamoverton View Post
    Yes, there is hope. Just keep trying things. Hydroxychloroquine, mirtazapine, and intermittent fasting (i.e. not eating after 6pm each day until breakfast the next morning) have helped me the most, but I've tried several things to find something that works. I'm currently trying LDN and next on the list might be doxycycline or low-dose accutane. Everyone is different, so you never know what will work for you until you try it.
    It's really frustrating, but I have to say I've had significant improvement since the onset of my bad flushing (after a series of IPL) in May 2019.
    I'm on ldn now but it doesn't work for me. I really hope it works for you because I know that for others It's like a miracle! Do u want to add those meds or start taking them instead of what u take now?

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  • Jamoverton
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    Originally posted by Sineadrosy View Post
    My rosacea is a result of damage for IPL and has completely destroyed my life. I haven't left the house since the treatment in July apart from dermatologist appointments. It is agony physically and emotionally.


    Is this just my life forever? Has anybody rectified rosacea caused by laser? I don't want to even be alive anymore,my whole life has been thefted from me. No work, no college, no socialising. Just misery.
    Yes, there is hope. Just keep trying things. Hydroxychloroquine, mirtazapine, and intermittent fasting (i.e. not eating after 6pm each day until breakfast the next morning) have helped me the most, but I've tried several things to find something that works. I'm currently trying LDN and next on the list might be doxycycline or low-dose accutane. Everyone is different, so you never know what will work for you until you try it.
    It's really frustrating, but I have to say I've had significant improvement since the onset of my bad flushing (after a series of IPL) in May 2019.

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  • Sineadrosy
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    Is there even hope for laser damage?

    My rosacea is a result of damage for IPL and has completely destroyed my life. I haven't left the house since the treatment in July apart from dermatologist appointments. It is agony physically and emotionally.


    Is this just my life forever? Has anybody rectified rosacea caused by laser? I don't want to even be alive anymore,my whole life has been thefted from me. No work, no college, no socialising. Just misery.
    Last edited by Sineadrosy; 25 November 2020, 06:08 PM.
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