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  • findingaway
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    Just to let you know, I've started a survey of 10 questions on the effectiveness of red light therapy here: http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...eic-dermatitis

    It's quite a bit more comprehensive then the poll on here so see if we can gauge any correlations.

    Will be great if you could participate!

    Will be interesting to see the results.

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  • findingaway
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    How are people getting on with RLT and which is the best unit?

    Great news on everyone's success!

    Few questions if that is OK?

    Type of Unit
    Are full face units better? Or handhelds?

    How you are using the unit
    How long are you using it for?
    How long have you been using it?


    Results
    When did you start to see results? And what were they?

    Topicals/antibiotics
    Are you using other rosacea treatment and is this having any influence?

    Red, Blue, Yellow, Infrared
    Which light are you using? Are you alternating?

    Safety
    I thought just blue light damaged the eyes?
    Are there any long terms effects? This article refers to "premature ageing" but doesn't go into detail: http://www.livestrong.com/article/87...otherapy-acne/


    Make, model
    Which unit are you using?

    Unit cost
    How much did your unit cost?
    Last edited by findingaway; 14 December 2010, 11:06 PM.

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  • sanguineum
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    Since originally voting on the poll that I was considering getting one, I took the plunge and bought a Britebox Revive. I've been using it for 5 weeks so far, 5x a week building up gradually, and I think I'm starting to see an improvement.

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  • davidwilsoon
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    Originally posted by Lookout View Post
    Hi Twicklepurple!!!

    I am just starting to use the red+near infrared and as of yet I can't say I see improvement....skin looks white for about 1 minute after session but redness comes back.

    How are you recovering? I have had some up days and some bad...I am somewhere in the middle right now...Take care
    In my experience, the effects of the low level light therapy are accumulative, this has been commented on by others too -- that you build on each time you use it. So your paleness lasts longer and the flushing becomes more and more sporadic and reduced. I still have flushes, they happen every day, but they go away quickly instead of lingering and they are more defined instead of all over stem to stern so to speak. ;) Some changes are so subtle at first, that it doesn't register until the difference is remarkable, like the dry (I'm talking sub sahara) skin on my face is gone, my skin barrier is healing. It's never been like this my entire life.

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  • mikey
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    Hi guys I just bought a dual LED unit from the LEDMAN. with both red and infra red LEDS. I was wondering if instead of wearing goggles if I could make an enclosure around the unit which will stop the light from coming out from around it and potentially into my eyes.
    If so, I'd just like to know what materials would be sufficient to not allow the Infra red light to penetrate through. Would say the coloured plastic used in ice cream containers or other tupperware containers be sufficient? Or is something more heavy duty required?

    Thankyou,
    Mike

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  • Darcy47
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    I bought my RLT machine from "Jellen" and they sold plastic goggles for $4.99 and use those - have not had a problem. /Darcy

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  • Darcy47
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    Originally posted by GJ View Post
    If someone has found an appropriate set of goggles or hit upon a good idea for protecting the eyes from infrared light levels, I would be very grateful to hear about it. (Preferably something that does not involve lifting the eyelid and placing a plate underneath it or some such. Eek!')

    Thanks.
    Hi: I bought my RLT from "Jellen" and they sell the goggles and I use those - they were $5.00. Darcy

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  • Twickle Purple
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    Hi Kimmyd,

    This is a home-based treatment using a device that emits a particular wavelength of light. There are many web sites that sell these, they come a various shapes and sizes.

    TP

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  • kimmyd
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    Anyone in the U.S?

    Has anyone in the U.S. had this done or is it only available in Canada?

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  • Artist
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    Ah now I see. Thanks Twickle Purple. -Artist

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  • Steve95301
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    I have been using Red Light Therapy for more than a month now and I have to say I am so happy with the results I am acheiving. The progress is definately cumulative. At first I would just be pale for a few minutes right after RLT and then it'd return back to my regular base redness. (Check my past posts about this effect)

    Now over time I have noticed that my base redness has diminished greatly! My skin is more even toned. There is still some redness there but I have to say it has decreased by 30-50%. That 30%-50% is not perfect but its such a significant change that my skin almost looks like any other regular guy with a slightly rosy cheeks. It's no longer at the point where it looks irregular, if you know what I mean.

    I will not forget to mention the profound effect I am gettting with flushing and burning. Burning was a problem in my worst days. IPL helped with it and so did Accutane but now RLT has eradicated burning totally. No more random phantom burning episodes.

    I still flush while working out. I still feel uncomfortable in indoor heat. I still blush in semi-embarrasing situations. But even the symptoms of my rosacea that lingers have been reduced significantly.

    Two thumbs up for RLT.
    That is so cool...

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  • Twickle Purple
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    Re: RLT

    Originally posted by Artist
    I was only able to vote that I use red + near infrared. How do I also vote that I saw improvement? -Artist
    Hi Artist,

    The Poll tool does not allow multiple selections per vote (bit of a limitation), so I tried to cover the bases and hoped folks might post further details.

    Thanks for posting!
    Twickle Purple

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  • Artist
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    Originally posted by fut
    I have been using Red Light Therapy for more than a month now and I have to say I am so happy with the results I am acheiving. The progress is definately cumulative. At first I would just be pale for a few minutes right after RLT and then it'd return back to my regular base redness. (Check my past posts about this effect)

    Now over time I have noticed that my base redness has diminished greatly! My skin is more even toned. There is still some redness there but I have to say it has decreased by 30-50%. That 30%-50% is not perfect but its such a significant change that my skin almost looks like any other regular guy with a slightly rosy cheeks. It's no longer at the point where it looks irregular, if you know what I mean.

    I will not forget to mention the profound effect I am gettting with flushing and burning. Burning was a problem in my worst days. IPL helped with it and so did Accutane but now RLT has eradicated burning totally. No more random phantom burning episodes.

    I still flush while working out. I still feel uncomfortable in indoor heat. I still blush in semi-embarrasing situations. But even the symptoms of my rosacea that lingers have been reduced significantly.

    Two thumbs up for RLT.
    Fut my results sound like yours so far. I've been using the red + near infrared for 15 days. My skin is pale right after, even if I've just done something that made it pink/red.

    Right now I use it for 15 minutes every night, and sometimes for five or ten minutes in the morning after getting ready.

    So far so good!

    Artist

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  • Artist
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    RLT

    I was only able to vote that I use red + near infrared. How do I also vote that I saw improvement? -Artist

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  • Artist
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    RLT

    I use red + near infrared
    I see improvement

    -Artist

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