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    If you're reading this and you've tried nd:yag,...

    If you're reading this and you've tried nd:yag, please share your experience. It would really help!
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    ND: Yag Danger

    After doing some PDLs and IPLs in the 550-600nm range and getting slight results each time, I asked my derm about ND: Yag 1064. He was very opposed to the idea. In his opinion, yag should only be...
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    Hey Rudolf, it is definitely possible to get...

    Hey Rudolf, it is definitely possible to get rosacea at 20. My case is textbook type 1, and I got hit at age 22. Hang in there man.
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    Well, I got my first IPL done yesterday. The...

    Well, I got my first IPL done yesterday. The machine was a Lumenis Quantum with a 560 filter, set to 27 joules/cm^2 and 2.44ms pulse width. The doctor did a single pass with a double-pulse.

    I...
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    Congrats windycity, I'm glad IPL is going so well...

    Congrats windycity, I'm glad IPL is going so well for you.

    Has anyone else had this done near the eyes? How were the results?
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    These are image and anxiety disorders, and they...

    These are image and anxiety disorders, and they respond very well to therapy. The level of self-awareness you are exhibiting in your post is already a great start. Find a therapist, work with them,...
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    Is IPL safe near the eyes?

    After a few weeks of searching, I found a doctor here in Madrid who is on the same page as me in regard to my diffused redness. I've had some purpuric vbeam treatments that erased my telangiectasias...
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    Timmyb, Bambi, or Gumbo, can one of you guys send...

    Timmyb, Bambi, or Gumbo, can one of you guys send me info for the doctor in Belgium?
  9. Thread: Spain!

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    Spain!

    Hello all, does anyone know any good dermatologists in or around Madrid?

    Many thanks,
    Jim
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    They do those immediately after Vstar treatments...

    They do those immediately after Vstar treatments at my doctor's office. I'm not sure exactly what it does, except that they say it reduces swelling.
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    Vegan, as animal proteins are correlated with...

    Vegan, as animal proteins are correlated with cardiovascular damage, while plant-based diets can produce cardiovascular repair (decreased blood vessel inflammation, cholesterol removal, increased...
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    Vegetarian / Vegan / Forks over Knives

    I should start by saying that Iím not a vegetarian and never have been, and I had never really given it serious consideration before seeing Forks over Knives the other day. Itís one of those...
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    Thanks you guys, these are some very good ideas. ...

    Thanks you guys, these are some very good ideas. The wedding went surprisingly well. On the advice of this forum I bought a straw hipster hat, which looked good with my outfit and gave people some...
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    Outdoor Wedding

    This weekend I have to go to a wedding that's being held outside, where the projected temperature will be 90 degrees at the time. I am four weeks out of a purpuric vstar treatment and still very red...
  15. After trying a few different antibiotics as...

    After trying a few different antibiotics as anti-inflammatories to combat rosacea (doxycycline and a few others), my derm prescribed 500mg/day of keflex and I got a pretty good result out of it. Iím...
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    Itís kind of hard to say. It depends on your...

    Itís kind of hard to say. It depends on your skin, the pulse width, and which laser is being used. If you want to fine-tune your settings, ask your doc to do a few test patches at different power...
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    I was a little shocked when I saw the 28W power...

    I was a little shocked when I saw the 28W power setting, but I think it might be worth a try. Definitely worth asking my derm about.

    Your rosacea is actually a lot like mine: I have persistently...
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    This is really interesting! Have you been using...

    This is really interesting! Have you been using these settings for all your more recent treatments? If so, have the results been as good as they were the first time?

    I've done 5 purpuric Vstar...
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    Thanks guys, I am definitely less worried about the vbeam now. The more I learn about accutane, the more overkill it seems for my condition. My derm has a machine that uses a particular wavelength...
  20. What medications have you been on during Vbeam?

    I came across some disturbing news while researching medications. I have been using Ziana, which is topical Accutane, and there seems to be a consensus that there is a greater risk of scarring with...
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    How is the recovery shahla? Have the dents...

    How is the recovery shahla? Have the dents gotten better?
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    Reducing Shininess

    I started using Aveeno ultra-calming daily moisturizer with spf 30. It works quite well, but the one drawback is that it leaves my face shiny. Is there a good way to reduce the shininess?
  23. Benzaclin makes your skin turn red and peel off!

    For anyone thinking about trying this, be sure to use it on a friday and don't plan to go anywhere during the weekend.
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    I started trying to taking it seriously...

    I started trying to taking it seriously immediately after I was diagnosed, but I didnít really know how to take it seriously. For a while after the derm first warned me about flushing, I went around...
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    Check out...

    Check out http://www.eucerinus.com/rednessrelief/. It actually has a ďwhere to buyĒ link. (No, I am not affiliated with eucerin in any way.) Iím using the calming cream as a night moisturizer. I...
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