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    Hello,

    for those who have undergone IPL/laser treatment for their rosacea, are there any recommendations to prevent flushing after treatment?
    Medications, vitamins, supplements, etc...?

    Thanks a lot in advance
    Mountaingirl

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    propanolol and clonidine (under prescription). Some recommend sleeping w/ head elevated, there are pillows that are chilled called "chillows" that you can buy, fans & A/C help, personally I love La Roche Posay's thermal water spray and just let it air dry (you can use aquafina/evian spray or whatever if it's more accessible to you).

    oh, also remeron (mirtazapine) is another rx, it helps flushing and anxiety/depression.

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    Hi

    thanks for your reply. Would you take all of these prescription meds or only one and for how long? I read in the forum that you recently had IPL as well.
    My face seems a lot more flushy after the treatment, do you experience the same?
    I fear that my first treatment was not that successful.
    I like that idea with the pillow. Are they comfortable as well?

    All the best
    mountaingirl

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    How long has it been since your treatment?

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    almost a week

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    You should be fine. Most people take a few weeks to recover.

    Most websites will even tell you not to expect any results until after 2-3 weeks of treatment.

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    I have recently read a booklet saying that when having rosacea you should not cool the skin too much, because it can result in a rebound flush or so.

    But what did people do here after IPL treatment? Be cautious not to flush or be more relaxed about it?
    Becauei think if you do flush afterwards, the vessels open again and all was for nothing.
    I think that is the tricky part.

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    I practice this daily and it works very very well.

    I would suggest maybe a fan on low in a room that isn't too cool.

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    Go to Dairy Queen and buy a large Arctic Rush. They always help shut down a flush.

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    Sucking on ice helps as well.

    I don't believe keeping the inside of your face(mouth) cool would cause conflict with the warm room flush theory.

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