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    Check out Demure Mineral Cosmetics - very few...

    Check out Demure Mineral Cosmetics - very few ingredients.... I've had no issues with this make up and I really like the bronzer. After 8 IPLs I'm white as a ghost and this really gives me some nice...
  2. Thread: Remission?

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    I am currently in remission. Symptoms are very,...

    I am currently in remission. Symptoms are very, very mild. I flush from major exercise (6+ mile run, lifting or hot yoga) or direct sun during peak hours - which I don't do anyway!
    I no longer...
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    I am the queen of hats and have hats for all...

    I am the queen of hats and have hats for all occasions. I do not avoid the sun - but just keep my face shaded. I still like to get a little sun on my arms and legs and then use a good bronzer to...
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    My face would swell all the time - especially...

    My face would swell all the time - especially around my chin and my nose early on. I know that I looked different in photos and I could feel the nose swelling because it would feel like a pulse in...
  5. Hi - I haven't seen this Dr. for laser but he...

    Hi - I haven't seen this Dr. for laser but he came highly recommended to me. Dr, Jeffrey Dover of the Skin Care Physicians (Chestnut Hill). I went in for a consult for V Beam and never followed...
  6. Thread: Elta Md 41

    by badhairday
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    Hi Blake - I've been using the Elta MD 41 for...

    Hi Blake -

    I've been using the Elta MD 41 for about 2 years. I add a little of my moisturizer in the palm of my hand and combine the Elta - it seems to dilute it a bit so it's not as cakey and...
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    Scottish and English Fair Skin (but I do/did...

    Scottish and English

    Fair Skin (but I do/did tan a little),Freckles, strawberry blond, blue eyes. WAY, WAY, WAY too much sun damage....12 years as a life guard and went to college in...
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    You may also want to look at a tinted sun block. ...

    You may also want to look at a tinted sun block. There are a few of us on this forum who have had good luck with Elta MD 41- great for very sensitive skin and a decent cover with the tint - I wear...
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    Hi Victorgrass, Restasis has saved me. My...

    Hi Victorgrass,

    Restasis has saved me. My headaches were very bad before I started using it I almost couldn't work - computers and florescent lights were a killer for me. I have severe dry eye -...
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    Clarisonic Adventure

    So I bit the bullet and bought the Clarisonic brush a few days ago. Just to give everyone my rosasea profile - I've had 8 IPLs over the past year and a half. My last one was 3 months ago. I've had...
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    Elta MD SPF 41 has been a life saver for me an a...

    Elta MD SPF 41 has been a life saver for me an a few others on this forum (google Elta to see other experiences). It is tinted but I find it goes on well under make up and the tint seems to blend...
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    Hi! I had a cluster of spider viens on my left...

    Hi! I had a cluster of spider viens on my left cheek and they disappeared after my first IPL - I've had 7 more IPLs since then but waited 8 months between my 7th and 8th and they still did not a...
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    IPL really helped with my nose flushing, the size...

    IPL really helped with my nose flushing, the size of my pores and swelling. I know it does
    doesn't help everyone but it might be worth a shot. console:

    Jen
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    Poll: Oh - I forgot to mention that I get more...

    Oh - I forgot to mention that I get more compliments on my skin than I ever have in my whole life. I was a freckle faced- red head growing up - still have the red hair but my skin tone has evened out...
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    Poll: 1. At least 85% 2. 7 treatments to see the full...

    1. At least 85%
    2. 7 treatments to see the full 85% it was definitely progressive. I've had 8 total but waited 8 months between the 7th and 8th treatment
    3. Prolonged flushing, nuero pain, nose...
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    Pore Size and IPL

    Hi Matt -

    My Derm used the same energy levels for 7 and 8 (with the double pass). Interestingly, I had more brown spots this time (I don't think they were hyperpigmentation as the spots only...
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    Pores Smaller from IPL!?

    Hi All,

    So I just had my 8th IPL treatment and have seen a huge reduction in the size of my pores on and around my nose. Yeah! I actually never thought that this would be one of the benefits. ...
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    Hi All, Thanks for continuing with this...

    Hi All,

    Thanks for continuing with this thread. I too get my free Ts tested and mine have always been within range.

    SKWPT - thanks for bringing up the adrenal connection. I have had my...
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    Hashimotos

    Hi Roz,

    Dr. Blanchard was not too concerned about the TPO antibodies. His comment was similar to my PCs which was "you have an autoimmune - your antibodies will be high". But he did not...
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    Hashimoto's and rosacea

    Hi Roz,

    Yes my TPO antibodies were considered very high - but I think with any autoimmune disease that the antibodies can get pretty out of control at certain points.

    Dr. Blanchard is great. ...
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    hashimotos/rosacea

    Hi Roz,

    Upon initial diagnosis my antibodies (TPO) were off the charts as well - so high that the lab report just said greater than 2500. My TSH was only 6.0 which is why my first 2 PCs missed...
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    I totally agree that rosacea is a progressive...

    I totally agree that rosacea is a progressive disease and there is a chance that this method will not work for me at some point - in which case I will have to try something else. I do, however, feel...
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    My IPL - costs $250 a pop. Not cheap - but so...

    My IPL - costs $250 a pop. Not cheap - but so worth it. I think if you read over some of the posts you will see what others have had some for side effects and others have had very positive...
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    Sos

    Just one other thing - I have also been on Doxy 20mgs for over a year for my occular rosacea - no side effects and it has helped. AND all this was a gradual process - wish I could say it happen over...
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    Sos

    Hi Girlonfire,

    Thanks for your post. It really seems to summarize how so many of us feel. I went through this exactly 2 years ago and literally thought I was going crazy - plus I developed an...
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