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  1. Hey Angela, I had 6 IPLs last year and they...

    Hey Angela,

    I had 6 IPLs last year and they did next to nothing for me. I was extremely optimistic in the beginning and thought I was seeing improvement (even convinced myself that I had) but now...
  2. I want to try an anti-flushing medication--where to start?

    Hey all,

    It's been a while. I am 3 months post my third purpuric Vbeam treatment. Tomorrow I'm going to have one more, nonpurpuric, and after that I'm done with the laser business for a while. I...
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    I believe what you're referring to is called a...

    I believe what you're referring to is called a petechiae. Google it real quick. They're these little pinprick red spots, and I get them, too. I currently have one directly beneath my eye, and it's...
  4. FYI Darren, I use an over the counter Azelaic...

    FYI Darren, I use an over the counter Azelaic Acid cream. I use ZZ cream more regularly, but when I go out I don't like to have a sulfur smell around my face. 😝 So I mix AA with my moisturizer, and...
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    Brady, I am all for participating in...

    Brady,

    I am all for participating in independent research. Trouble is, I wouldn't even know where to begin. While I certainly know more about rosacea than the average person and (I daresay) some...
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    Ugh. That's not very encouraging. Seems few...

    Ugh. That's not very encouraging. Seems few people are interested in studying it. No wonder we don't have any kind of cure in the works.
  7. I don't think so

    Personally, no, I don't think 22 is too young. I'm 27 and I've had 2 full face PDLs. Going for another on Friday. It's been very helpful, and I wish I'd done it sooner.
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    Wow. Thank you! That last one is VERY...

    Wow. Thank you! That last one is VERY interesting. I get P&P's as part of my rosacea symptoms, and they undoubtedly contribute to the redness and vascular activity beneath the skin. Luckily, I can...
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    Who studies rosacea?

    This might be a stupid question, but I am wondering...who, if anyone, is currently studying rosacea (and trying to find new treatments for it)? I guess I'm just clueless as to how all that works. Any...
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    Just gotta say...your username is my favorite of...

    Just gotta say...your username is my favorite of all time 😂
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    Hey Seb, I know you've had a TON of vbeams....

    Hey Seb,

    I know you've had a TON of vbeams. When you first started, about how many treatments would you say it took to notice a dramatic difference in your condition?
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    That's quite discouraging. I don't have such a...

    That's quite discouraging. I don't have such a big issue with flushing in general, but it seems to creep up at certain times of the month, if you know what I mean, and also sometimes when I lie down...
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    Which of my doctors should I go to see about...

    Which of my doctors should I go to see about trying an anti flushing med? My derm? Or my regular family doctor?
  14. The idea of the steriod shot, I guess, was to...

    The idea of the steriod shot, I guess, was to prevent swelling after the treatment. But I am aware of the negative side effects of steroids, so I was a little confused as to why this was offered. An...
  15. Steroid shot before vBeam to prevent swelling?

    So the last time I had vBeam, my derm suggested giving me a steriod shot before the treatment in order to prevent swelling, because I normally get it pretty bad (for about 3 days). I told him no...
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    I'm not sure. He basically figured out where I...

    I'm not sure. He basically figured out where I bruised, and then went just below that. I still had some bruising, though it wasn't so bad. Lots of swelling the first few days, though.
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    It certainly is a compelling endorsement! The...

    It certainly is a compelling endorsement! The light I have is red/amber combination as well, but it's from SmarterLights, and it isn't very powerful. It seems to help, though. Maybe with a more...
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    Hi there, I am interested. How much do you...

    Hi there,

    I am interested. How much do you want for it? If you'd rather PM me, that's fine. I'd do it but for some reason my phone doesn't like to send private messages on this forum.

    Thanks,...
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    *sigh* Please don't listen to this nonsense....

    *sigh*

    Please don't listen to this nonsense. All I've got to say.
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    Not all bruises created equal? (vBeam)

    Me again asking another odd question.

    I've had 2 vBeams so far, the second of which was more successful than the first. What's so odd about that, though, is that I had a lot of bruises from the...
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    Hi there, Yes, I am one of those people who...

    Hi there,

    Yes, I am one of those people who reacted badly to Mirvaso and had the vasoconstrictors in my face permanently ****ed up. And yes, I did recover. Pulsed dye laser (vBeam) was ultimately...
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    Yes I did. Even more so after my second...

    Yes I did. Even more so after my second treatment, though. (LOTS of improvement from that one.) I will likely do one more before taking a break.
  23. Yeah. I saw it at Target too, and was also rather...

    Yeah. I saw it at Target too, and was also rather surprised to find that it is available over the counter.

    What you say about it being temporary is all that I needed to know to decide not to try...
  24. Thread: IPL Questions

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    Impressive

    Wow. I'm very impressed. I had 7 IPL sessions last year that did not yield results that were anywhere near this dramatic. Pulsed dye laser has by far been more effective for me. I wish I had...
  25. Brimonidine eye drops for people who have had a bad reaction to Mirvaso?

    This is somewhat of a strange question that I don't think has been asked anywhere here on the forum as of yet. I wear contacts regularly and sometimes get dry eyes with a little bit of redness in the...
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