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    Yes, for some of them it did. It is bizarre how...

    Yes, for some of them it did. It is bizarre how the blood vessels are able to adapt to the laser treatments and somehow evolve into becoming strong enough to counter them. I have also noticed certain...
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    That's awesome to hear! Prescription medication...

    That's awesome to hear! Prescription medication has worked wonders for my flushing as well, however my medication gives me annoying side effects such as low libido. I currently take Celexa...
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    Yes, I am no longer bruising at the same settings...

    Yes, I am no longer bruising at the same settings that I used to. It was at 1.5 for the first couple bruising treatments until we both noticed that my skin was no longer bruising. After that point I...
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    UPDATE I had another VBeam done a couple weeks...

    UPDATE

    I had another VBeam done a couple weeks ago. Again, the purpuric settings simply would not bruise the dilated blood vessels, as if I have developed some sort of resistance! So instead, the...
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    The way I look at it is that the laser is...

    The way I look at it is that the laser is designed to only remove dilated blood vessels, not the underlying inflammation that causes these vessels to dilate in the first place. So from that...
  6. Interesting, about a month ago I suffered from an...

    Interesting, about a month ago I suffered from an awful cold and fever that completely drained me. However I did notice that my flushing was significantly reduced while I was sick....I can vividly...
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    What if you have both? Would MCT oil work better...

    What if you have both? Would MCT oil work better in that case?

    I'm not sure I have seb derm, but my skin is definitely dry, especially around the area where my KPRF is the worst. I've had several...
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    Anyone have experience with Wellbutrin?

    I've done some searches throughout the forum but it appears that very few members have actually tried Wellbutrin compared to other more popular medications. I'm interested in possibly switching from...
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    I had the treatments done at the University of...

    I had the treatments done at the University of Michigan Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center in Ann Arbor, MI. Most of my treatments were handled by Dr. Jeffrey Orringer, who is an expert in...
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    Non-purpuric worked well for the first treatment...

    Non-purpuric worked well for the first treatment but stopped working as the vessels became more resistant to the laser. At that point we switched to the purpuric level which hit the vessels much...
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    Super late update but I just saw this reply and...

    Super late update but I just saw this reply and figured I should respond for anyone that is curious.

    At this point I'm only getting one annual laser treatment, which means I'll probably go back...
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    So Excel V non-bruising produced better results...

    So Excel V non-bruising produced better results than Vbeam with bruising? Interesting.

    How does the price compare to Vbeam ?
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    Also, I should say that I haven't noticed any...

    Also, I should say that I haven't noticed any specific foods (besides alcohol) that automatically induce a flush after consuming them. I remember back when I was eating really unhealthy that I could...
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    Same here, so could this possibly suggest...

    Same here, so could this possibly suggest flushing could be related to digestion? I have seen it mentioned before on this forum that there is a possible correlation between improper digestion and...
  15. Very interesting, thanks for posting that. I...

    Very interesting, thanks for posting that. I checked out the website for Endothelyol as I'd definitely be interested in trying that. It doesn't appear to have been released yet though, despite that...
  16. Physiological Questions: Methods of Removing Dilated Blood Vessels?

    Whether its Subtype 1 Rosacea or KPRF, both sufferers can likely agree that dilated blood vessels are the most problematic symptom. Dilated blood vessels cause noticeable baseline redness and...
  17. Appears to be KPRF, Keratosis Pilaris Rubra...

    Appears to be KPRF, Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii.

    It's quite similar to Rosacea, both conditions involve dilated blood vessels and flushing. The best methods of treatment currently are SSRI...
  18. Yes Masturbation can increase heart rate and...

    Yes

    Masturbation can increase heart rate and cause blood vessel dilation, which can lead to flushing. Excessive flushing can lead to worsening baseline redness, which in turn seems to correspond...
  19. I think it depends. I believe sometimes people...

    I think it depends. I believe sometimes people have a more severe baseline redness because they have actually have a minor flush occurring that they might not notice. Diet, caffeine, supplements can...
  20. At the end of the day it's your life, and you...

    At the end of the day it's your life, and you should be able to decide your own fate. I have the exact same condition as you and have many of these exact same thoughts. If your life has become...
  21. Sounds exactly like KPRF. The most popular...

    Sounds exactly like KPRF.

    The most popular methods of treatment are Vbeam laser and SSRI medications. I've personally experienced improvement from both, but each comes with some drawbacks.
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    Update I think I've found something that...

    Update

    I think I've found something that significantly weakens the rebound flushing! Benadryl. I've been taking Benadryl at night as the medication is wearing off and it actually works great....
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    Just curious, if it was found that RhoFade...

    Just curious, if it was found that RhoFade guaranteed 12 hours of decreased baseline redness and prevented flushing, but caused moderate rebound flushing once it wore off, would any of you still use...
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    I get what you're saying, but I think that...

    I get what you're saying, but I think that applies more to life-threatening conditions where patients NEED some form of treatment to function or survive. In those cases the pharma companies can focus...
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    These companies are most definitely researching...

    These companies are most definitely researching any method to effectively treat or possibly cure the condition.

    Any pharma company researching Rosacea that discovers a "cure" would make far more...
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