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    Hi pictures attached ! Male 33 had red cheeks since very small ! Sometimes growing up they were very normal in pictures and other times really red ! Since becoming 16 they stated to really flush a lot with cold , heat , embarrassment ! Since working outdoors for the last 10 years the redness is permanent! Morning they are fine just a slight pink colour but afternoons getting in from the cold they flush really bad and can last a good couple of hours ! Been to the doctors once with it he just gave me a funny look and didn't really help at all ! I'm in a visous circle Now as all I think of is if my face is really red all the time checking myself ! Don't want to go in social situations where it is very light / don't mind dark as it gives me more confidence . Blush flush very easily ! Alcohol makes me really flushed also ! I'm on clonidine once a day and taking green tea tablets and to some degree it has helped ! I've tried red light therapy doesn't do anything ! What works for me is nivea sun cream clear factor 30 then nivea soft cream on top gives a good Moisturize ! Then a little make up just to tone it down ! But I have to moisturize at least 3 to 4 times a week before my skin is very dry ! I'm really looking in to lazor now as a last resort there is one near me for £150 just for cheeks but it's the down time afterwards as I need to work ! Can anyone give some good advice on lazor and success story's as I don't want to waste hundreds of pounds if it's not going to work ? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayes View Post
    Hi pictures attached ! Male 33 had red cheeks since very small ! Sometimes growing up they were very normal in pictures and other times really red ! Since becoming 16 they stated to really flush a lot with cold , heat , embarrassment ! Since working outdoors for the last 10 years the redness is permanent! Morning they are fine just a slight pink colour but afternoons getting in from the cold they flush really bad and can last a good couple of hours ! Been to the doctors once with it he just gave me a funny look and didn't really help at all ! I'm in a visous circle Now as all I think of is if my face is really red all the time checking myself ! Don't want to go in social situations where it is very light / don't mind dark as it gives me more confidence . Blush flush very easily ! Alcohol makes me really flushed also ! I'm on clonidine once a day and taking green tea tablets and to some degree it has helped ! I've tried red light therapy doesn't do anything ! What works for me is nivea sun cream clear factor 30 then nivea soft cream on top gives a good Moisturize ! Then a little make up just to tone it down ! But I have to moisturize at least 3 to 4 times a week before my skin is very dry ! I'm really looking in to lazor now as a last resort there is one near me for £150 just for cheeks but it's the down time afterwards as I need to work ! Can anyone give some good advice on lazor and success story's as I don't want to waste hundreds of pounds if it's not going to work ? Thanks


    Yes it is KPRF

    Laser wont do anything for KPRF and any Doctor or laser specialist tells you otherwise is only after your money .

    KPRF is genetic and theres nothing you can do about it .You are basically stuck with it for the rest of your life .

    All you can do is avoid your triggers . Alcohol .Heated Rooms ,Sun .

    And leave your face alone

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    I don't really know much about KPRF but isn't the mechanism at work the same as in Rosacea? - excessive, dilated blood vessels...which ppl try to treat with lasers etc?

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    Well I'll break up the negativity.

    You don't just have to settle for living with it.

    Look into Amlactin lotion or anything containing lactic acid. Silk Naturals makes an AHA toner that is 8% Lactic Acid.

    I would suggest patch testing it first and going slow.

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    Doesn't v beam help though I've read quite a lot on here that it can ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuan View Post
    Well I'll break up the negativity.

    You don't just have to settle for living with it.

    Look into Amlactin lotion or anything containing lactic acid. Silk Naturals makes an AHA toner that is 8% Lactic Acid.
    I would suggest patch testing it first and going slow.
    Another person that lives in fantasy land .

    Do you even know what KPRF is ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayes View Post
    Doesn't v beam help though I've read quite a lot on here that it can ?

    Go off and get a consultation with one of these laser clinics and report back to us .

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    Hey Mayes,

    it looks like KPRF. There was a KPRF forum once, but now it seems offline.

    From what I read it seems that somebody had success using Dye Laser. This laser however has a drawback.. basically it leaves your face with a sort of bruise for 10-15 days.
    Other people had response using AHA,BHA and other stuff.

    Science is discovering new things every day, so I'm sure there will be a cure someday.

    Have you all a nice weekend ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkside View Post
    Hey Mayes,

    it looks like KPRF. There was a KPRF forum once, but now it seems offline.

    From what I read it seems that somebody had success using Dye Laser. This laser however has a drawback.. basically it leaves your face with a sort of bruise for 10-15 days.
    Other people had response using AHA,BHA and other stuff.

    Science is discovering new things every day, so I'm sure there will be a cure someday.

    Have you all a nice weekend ;)
    People use that for KP not KPRF

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    Quote Originally Posted by davekelly View Post
    People use that for KP not KPRF
    I would say: people use that ALSO for KP.

    The KPRF forum is offline but I'm sure I read good things about AHA/BHA for KPRF.
    There are different types of KPRF, some have bumps associated to the redness, others haven't. If I recall correctly those products should be more helpful for the first ones.

    By the way, for what I've seen, probably those products are a waste of money like all the other creams. Probably the only things that, at the moment, work are the lasers but as I said they have their disadvantages.

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