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  1. Thanks!

    Thanks!
  2. Cool. Thanks for the heads up. :)

    Cool. Thanks for the heads up. :)
  3. Looking to make DIY antioxidant facial topical--suggestions?

    The subject says it all. I was thinking of making something with idebenone mixed into it. I'm totally new to this area of skincare, so I'd appreciate any suggestions for ingredients. Would like to...
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    You're fine to use them concurrently. Just make...

    You're fine to use them concurrently. Just make sure you wash your face before using LLLT. I remember metronidazole cream, at least, hung around on my face and was fairly opaque, even in thin layers....
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    It's difficult for me to say exactly what has...

    It's difficult for me to say exactly what has happened to your skin from my computer. :)
    If your skin is red and sensitive after accutane, it's likely that it has been thinned/sensitized and your...
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    I'm of the same mind: as many angles as possible....

    I'm of the same mind: as many angles as possible. :)

    Clonidine has been a good anti-flushing med for me. I don't use it regularly like I used to (used to DEPEND on it) but now use it occasionally....
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    It was a gradual process. RLT is a cumulative...

    It was a gradual process. RLT is a cumulative treatment modality, so the more you use it, the better your symptoms will get (assuming you respond favorably--there are some very sensitive skin types...
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    If we assume that swelling is caused by excess...

    If we assume that swelling is caused by excess fluid building up in your face because of flushing and inflammation on the cellular level, if you cut out the flushing, your edema should go down.
    I...
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    Hello, Yes, red light therapy has been an...

    Hello,

    Yes, red light therapy has been an extremely effective treatment for me. I'd encourage you to try it out.

    What is your subtype?

    What are your main symptoms?

    Best,
  10. Sent you a PM.

    Sent you a PM.
  11. Clonidine might be an option for you. I've...

    Clonidine might be an option for you.

    I've also found low-level red light therapy greatly reduced my flushing, triggers, and pain/burning/stinging sensations in my face.

    You might also try a...
  12. I was trying low-dose naltrexone for depression...

    I was trying low-dose naltrexone for depression for awhile. Didn't notice any significant improvement, though I may try it again. Not sure. I was taking 1.5mg, then 3 mg, then 4.5mg. Didn't notice...
  13. Is that low-dose naltrexone (~1.5mg to 4.5mg) or...

    Is that low-dose naltrexone (~1.5mg to 4.5mg) or standard dose of naltrexone?

    Best,

    David
  14. I've been off remeron for about a week now. THANK...

    I've been off remeron for about a week now. THANK GOD. Much clearer headed in the mornings the last couple of days and not so fatigued. Never going back to that stuff. :O
    Remeron wasn't critical...
  15. Now at 3 days off coming from a 15mg dose for...

    Now at 3 days off coming from a 15mg dose for about 1.5 years. Just quit, no taper.

    First night wasn't too bad. Second night was straight insomnia. Last night was better, though I used a couple...
  16. Word, yo.

    Word, yo.
  17. Thread: thinned skin

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    I know that low-level red light therapy (and...

    I know that low-level red light therapy (and infrared, though this isn't a good choice for rosacea) helps increase collagen and elastin fiber production in skin. It's part of the reason they're both...
  18. Have you considered using red light therapy as an...

    Have you considered using red light therapy as an adjunct to your laser treatments and to keep flushing under control?

    I'm currently coming off remeron--trying to see if it's the cause of a lot...
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    I'm sorry to hear about your Mirvaso experience....

    I'm sorry to hear about your Mirvaso experience. That sucks.

    That's good that you're adopting a low-carb/anti-inflammatory diet. I think that's an important component to managing rosacea for many...
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    To both hg24 and you, RLT with VISIBLE red...

    To both hg24 and you,

    RLT with VISIBLE red light should not promote angiogenesis. With INFRAred (invisible or "heat") it may cause this, but I think this is due more to it its promotion of blood...
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    Red light therapy can help with burning...

    Red light therapy can help with burning sensations and stinging/discomfort.

    Feel free to PM me or post if you have any questions.

    Best,

    David
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    Some people respond immediately--they'll be pale...

    Some people respond immediately--they'll be pale after their first session and subsequent sessions. As you continue to use your light, you will see triggers sort of "fall away" and your redness will...
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    If the vessels are permanently dilated, i.e....

    If the vessels are permanently dilated, i.e. telangiectasia, then RLT won't resolve these but it may help some with their appearance.

    RLT helps with inflamed skin AND dilated blood vessels as well...
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    Yes, it should help thicken skin and improve...

    Yes, it should help thicken skin and improve texture with consistent use. It boosts the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.

    Best,

    David
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    Rosacea is an inflammatory "skin" disorder that...

    Rosacea is an inflammatory "skin" disorder that affects both the skin and the blood vessels. You have inflammatory processes going on at the cellular level--inflammatory cytokines, nitric oxide...
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