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    Quote Originally Posted by BraceYourself View Post
    I'm posting this as a future reference for visitors to the Rosaceagroup forum so that they have a better idea of the efficacy of Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) and more specifically Red Light Therapy (RLT). Remember, everyone reacts differently to treatments of their unique case of Rosacea and so this isn't a black and white situation. Instead people should see this as extra information to help them make a decision if they want to pursue using RLT or not. This post is also here so that I can perhaps get some feedback about my state and if you think that the RLT is working or not.

    Background: 21y caucasian male. Acne for ~7 years and rosacea for over 2.5 years. Rosacea symptoms: constant red face, capillaries on nose, random burning around nostrils, temperature and wind sensitive skin+eyes, cysts on eyelids and enduring eye discharge. Using Soolantra.

    RLT Device used: https://redlightman.com/product/red-light-device/ (also uses "amber" light)
    Wavelength peaks: 610nm, 630nm, 660nm, 680nm.

    Regimen
    : 2 sessions a day, 6mins per area* per session. Equates to 18 minutes per session and 36mins a day.
    Session 1-30 ---> Distance (D)**=10cm (+/- 2cm)
    Session 31-56 ---> D= 12.5cm (+/- 2cm)
    *Left cheek, right cheek, and front.
    ** Space between bulb and skin.

    My thoughts:
    I'm a month through the RLT (1000+ minutes) and so far I've not yet experienced anything truly remarkable. The skin on my cheeks feels slightly smoother maybe, but it's such a tiny difference that it might just as well be the placebo effect. Which is a bit of a let down at this point because I got the device mainly so that the red patch(es) would soften but it hasn't really done that. So I'm not sure if I should continue with the treatment or not. I've heard from other members on this forum that the results are much more promising at the 2 month mark, which makes me want to continue... On the other hand, the 30 day trial period ends this week and I could still get back most of what I paid, which is quite a bit.

    I've added a few photos numbered 1-5, with 1 being before I started and 5 being the most recent. Each are a week apart. I thought using flash would work best to make the image sharper and make the lighting identical but for some reason certain photos came out in a different hue than others... Probably due to the colour of the clothes but I kept forgetting to put on the same shirt every time so it alternates. Finally, I should add that the acne kinda masks the redness due to rosacea and vice-versa so one day I might have had bad acne and it looks like rosacea even though that's not the case. Also, my face from the sides is much worse so I didn't take pics of that.

    If I continue with the treatment then maybe I can update this thread every month, adding another set of pics (better lit) and with notes etc. I'm open to questions if you have any, of course.

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    Have you tried straight lemon juice (as in REAL LEMON) patted on your red areas and re-do it a couple of times, then let it dry before bed and redo in morning to help relieve the redness? May not work overnight, but might be worth a try. I use it and see an improvement in the itchy feeling and the redness. Read this on another site and started to try it. The red light is pricey and have not red great things yet. I have what appears to be almost allergy swelling on cheeks / nose. Hard to hide even with makeup! Nothing much seems to help so just easing the redness is major for me. Thank you so much for sharing the red light info. Hope this tiny idea my give you some help. Your skin is not any where near my redness. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimz View Post
    Have you tried straight lemon juice (as in REAL LEMON) patted on your red areas and re-do it a couple of times, then let it dry before bed and redo in morning to help relieve the redness? May not work overnight, but might be worth a try. I use it and see an improvement in the itchy feeling and the redness. Read this on another site and started to try it. The red light is pricey and have not red great things yet. I have what appears to be almost allergy swelling on cheeks / nose. Hard to hide even with makeup! Nothing much seems to help so just easing the redness is major for me. Thank you so much for sharing the red light info. Hope this tiny idea my give you some help. Your skin is not any where near my redness. Good luck.
    No I haven't yet tried lemon juice. But I can do a test patch later this week to see if my skin reacts positively or not. I'll post back as soon as I've tested it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BraceYourself View Post
    No I haven't yet tried lemon juice. But I can do a test patch later this week to see if my skin reacts positively or not. I'll post back as soon as I've tested it.
    Donít go in the sun after lemon juice! Itís like using vitamin c serum and the sun will burn your fac easily.
    I tried lemon ages ago but it just stings and burns my skin. Bit harsh

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaymondS View Post
    Donít go in the sun after lemon juice! Itís like using vitamin c serum and the sun will burn your fac easily.
    I tried lemon ages ago but it just stings and burns my skin. Bit harsh
    It's winter and it's cloudy... No need for me to worry about that.

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    Not tried ZZ Cream?
    How I was cured from Demodectic / Demodex Rosacea (Types 1 & 2 & nearing 3), Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and Eczema

    Got a smartphone? Then please post a non-revealing pic of your face/skin to www.imgur.com, instead of using walls of text to describe it to us. It may be the best thing you've ever done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRecluse View Post
    Not tried ZZ Cream?
    Nope. I don't have subtype 2 so it wouldn't help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BraceYourself View Post
    Nope. I don't have subtype 2 so it wouldn't help.
    It's helped several people on this forum who too don't have Subtype 2. Worth a try. Yours looks like severe Subtype 2 but without the pustules.
    How I was cured from Demodectic / Demodex Rosacea (Types 1 & 2 & nearing 3), Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and Eczema

    Got a smartphone? Then please post a non-revealing pic of your face/skin to www.imgur.com, instead of using walls of text to describe it to us. It may be the best thing you've ever done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRecluse View Post
    It's helped several people on this forum who too don't have Subtype 2. Worth a try. Yours looks like severe Subtype 2 but without the pustules.
    But I thought that subtype 2 was just subtype 1 combined with pustules? Meaning those who lose the pimples end up having "regular" ST1. How can someone have ST2 without pimples?? It's the only thing differentiating it with ST1.

    And I have to worry about my acne also. Nobody seemingly has any experience with it and zz cream. Could become a catastrophe lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BraceYourself View Post
    But I thought that subtype 2 was just subtype 1 combined with pustules? Meaning those who lose the pimples end up having "regular" ST1. How can someone have ST2 without pimples?? It's the only thing differentiating it with ST1.

    And I have to worry about my acne also. Nobody seemingly has any experience with it and zz cream. Could become a catastrophe lol.
    Subtype 2 has much worse reddening because the pustules are infections etc.

    ZZ Cream can help acne. It is well known that sulfur/sulphur helps acne.

    You're running out of options which is why I suggest trying ZZ Cream. It should also help dry up your seemingly oily skin.
    How I was cured from Demodectic / Demodex Rosacea (Types 1 & 2 & nearing 3), Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and Eczema

    Got a smartphone? Then please post a non-revealing pic of your face/skin to www.imgur.com, instead of using walls of text to describe it to us. It may be the best thing you've ever done!

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