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  1. Thread: Anyone in Utah?

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    Just wanted to try reposting this, in case it...

    Just wanted to try reposting this, in case it might catch the eye of someone with suggestions. So far, I went to one really bad and unsympathetic dermatologist. I'm sure there must be someone in Utah...
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    Sorry it's taken so long to reply. i've seen...

    Sorry it's taken so long to reply. i've seen bradley bloom (ND:Yag and Botox) in nyc and eric bernstein (Vbeam) near philly. both were very good and I've had some improvement, though i will contine...
  3. Thread: Anyone in Utah?

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    Anyone in Utah?

    I'm moving to Utah soon and was wondering if anyone had a dermatologist they would recommend? I have severe flushing of my face, ears and chest (so bad I've been diagnosed at NYU with...
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    Tech for mapping veins

    Thanks Tom! I think this is the tech and professor you read about?

    http://news.wisc.edu/astronomy-technique-could-help-assess-deadly-melanomas/

    Pretty amazing stuff. Personally, I'm just...
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    tech for mapping veins?

    Does anyone know of technology that allows your dr to actually map the veins on your face? I've been trying Vbeam (3 so far--a month apart each) for the intense/painful flushing I have daily. It has...
  6. I sympathize greatly as I've been struggling with...

    I sympathize greatly as I've been struggling with intense burning for about two years now (my face is inflamed but also flushes badly daily). I've tried many things--it seems like different things...
  7. Thread: Laser dr in Utah?

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    erika summers at the u of utah looks promising....

    erika summers at the u of utah looks promising. anyone seen her?
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    My thoughts are with you--this can be so hard!...

    My thoughts are with you--this can be so hard! You are not alone, and I hope that provides some sort of comfort. I know you've struggled with the really intense flushing and burning sensations that I...
  9. I second the advice to see GP and get checked out...

    I second the advice to see GP and get checked out for different conditions that could be causing this. Pheo, carcinoid, things like that, just to rule them out if nothing else. I started with facial...
  10. Thread: Laser dr in Utah?

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    Laser dr in Utah?

    Does anyone know a good laser derm in Utah (or surrounding areas--willing to travel). Or a general derm who might be able to make a referral? I'm hoping to do Vbeam for severe flushing and p and p's....
  11. Frogman--I'm glad you found something that helps...

    Frogman--I'm glad you found something that helps with the redness! I hope it continues to keep working. My Vbeam test spot is still slowly healing (bruising went from purple to light brown now!) so I...
  12. I met with my laser doc last week and had a test...

    I met with my laser doc last week and had a test spot. Bruised immediately and is slowly healing so I'll see how that goes. He didn't think Vbeam would help with seb derm per se, but that if i could...
  13. Thread: Ingredient data

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    I was thinking of trying this (start with a few...

    I was thinking of trying this (start with a few ingredients and then add more in) because I have severely reactive skin and worry that my soap (CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser) and/or lotion (Avene...
  14. Also, have you been tested for demodex mites or...

    Also, have you been tested for demodex mites or tried anything topical/oral for that (soolantra, oral ivermectin, etc). When I didn't respond to antifungals and still had buildup I tried some of...
  15. I've been having a similar problem--chronic seb...

    I've been having a similar problem--chronic seb derm and buildup for the past year. I was actually wondering if Vbeam or some laser treatment could help, since I have a combo of seb derm,...
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    Vbeam help with seb derm and/or demodex?

    I was wondering if anyone found that Vbeam helped with their seborrheic dermatitis or with pustules/rashiness possibly caused my demodex mites? I've been looking through the old threads and the...
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    I took oracea a few years ago when I first...

    I took oracea a few years ago when I first started having facial flushing (no p and p's) and in combination with metro gel it worked amazingly well. Only had to take it for three months and then used...
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    I take oracea in the morning and wait 1 hour to...

    I take oracea in the morning and wait 1 hour to eat, 2 hours to eat any dairy. It hasn't caused any stomach problems for me, and that was the recommended approach from my pharmacist. Hope this helps!
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    Hi Lesley, I'm scheduled to consult with a...

    Hi Lesley,

    I'm scheduled to consult with a laser specialist (who was highly recommended by some people with flushing) and maybe do a test spot with VBeam in a few weeks. I'll let you know how it...
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    Mistica, Thanks so much for your reply--it's...

    Mistica, Thanks so much for your reply--it's great to get all these suggestions and hear your experience! And I can relate to the distracting dog--my little one is always trying to get my attention...
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    lidocaine mixed with a topical?

    Has anyone ever tried lidocaine powder mixed directly into a medicated topical, when there skin was too sensitive to use the topical on its own? I've been suffering from severe flushing but also...
  22. I saw Hilary Baldwin and she was quite nice and...

    I saw Hilary Baldwin and she was quite nice and knowledgable about rosacea of all kinds. She seemed a little dubious about clonidine's usefulness for most rosacea flushing--I didn't ask her to...
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    Thanks! I'm glad to hear that Vbeam worked for...

    Thanks! I'm glad to hear that Vbeam worked for you. It's nice to hear that something can relieve the unbearable burning!
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    Vbeam for severe flushing/burning?

    Hi,

    I've been experiencing severe, debilitating flushing and burning on my face for the past year and a half, and on my ears and chest for the past six months. The doctors think the severity would...
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    Dr. Shahabi/NYC or Philly laser derm?

    I was wondering if anyone had any experience with Dr. Ladan Shahabi at NYU for Vbeam. Would you recommend her? She was recommended by my derm. I know some people on the list like Vicki Levine, but...
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