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    Default dr said a remission of rosacea does exist.

    hello.
    No one in my family has had rosacea. I am 19 years old and my rosacea was caused from large doses of accutane for moderate acne.
    since my problem is not genetically he said that a remission of rosacea will occure on me after i get rid of my redness with lasers and paspules.

    do you guys think this is true?

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    I think that is highly unlikely. You might get really good results from laser or IPL. I did. So good in fact, if I had been bashed on the head and suffered amnesia and someone told me I had rosacea, I would have never believed them.
    Over the months though, the redness gradually crept back, necessitating more IPL at about 10 months. I have yet to come across anyone who reaches remission and maintains it permanently.

    By the way, there is no rosacea in my family either. Mine was brought on by the use of topical Retin-A.
    Previous Numerous IPL.
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    Skin Care: No Cleanser, ZZ cream mixed with Niacinamide gel 4% and LMW HA.

    Treating for gut dysbiosis under specialist care. (This is helping).
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    Hey i agree with jenny there are a few people out there who do state that there rosacea is in remission but its hard to fathom laser ipl can clear redness even ets can help some people(This is very dangerous and is not recommended)

    With the correct supplementation and good laser treatments rosacea can be held at bay but it will always be there and requires top ups in a sence,

    Not to panic though,Ur young and with a good derm u should have no trouble masking the effects.

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    I beg to differ here - there most certainly does exist "rosacea remission."

    When my stepmom was in her teens, her mom had rosacea so badly that her cheeks had two shades: red and purple. Around about a decade ago (near the time my stepmom married my dad) her rosacea went into remission. Granted, you can still see a couple broken capillaries if you look at her real close, but let's be realistic, that's fairly amazing if you take into account the severity of her vascular case. Additionally, I would like to point out that many (if not most) "normal" 60-something year olds who never had rosacea have broken capillaries scattered across their face. No big deal. I figure by that point, you can deal with a visible vessel or two.

    A close friend of mine's dad has rosacea. They moved from NW washington to Arizona for 5 years. His rosacea went into remission. They moved back. It came back. But whenever they vacation there, it disappears. Obviously, climate is a trigger for him - but hey, if worse cam to worse, he could always choose to move to Arizona.

    I would also like to point out that rosacea is in many cases simply a symptom of an underlying problem. Be it gastrointestinal, hormonal, viral, vascular, - whatever - if there is an underlying issue, and it is discovered and fixed, rosacea can and does remit. There are cases here on the RF of that.

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    Hey am new to this forum am Roland, am 4m Lebanon, i wanna say that i have a case similar to u, i never got flushing before, i used to have severe acne so my doctor prescribed me the Isosupra(isotretinoin) 16 mg for 8 months.
    It was working gr8t for my acne then suddenly at last 2 months of treatment i started getting severe flushing sometimes when i talk, eat, get nervous, in warm places, etc, and didnt know the reason till the doctor told me that it's rosacea an explain some about it, so I got shocked cause i've never heared about such thing, neither got it b4 and none of my family got it!!!!

    He started prescribing me many treatments noritate, 9% sulfur mixed with topicrem, roseliane anti reddness etc none of them worked!!!!

    I'm totally nervous with my flushing now and dunno what to do!!!!
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    Are you still taking the Isotretinoin? If not, how long have you been off? Isotretinoin can thin the skin, so topical creams etc might not be good.

    Was this 16mg per day?

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    he prescribed me now the isosupra 16 again but in low dosage (2 tablets per week) , but for real am afraid to take it cause i know that it's the cause of my rosacea and severe flushing!!!!

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    Btw i've been off since 2 months

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    From what I have read, it can make a big difference when you go from a higher dose, to a low dose (like 2 times per week).

    But maybe it would be better to stop, to allow recovery, before continuing.

    There are medications you can take for the flushing, such as beta-blockers.

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    Thanks 4 ur help!!
    That's what am trying to do is to recover maybe the flushing will reduce someday
    btw i was thinking to try beta blockers even the doc didn't told me about!

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