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    I had about 4 Laser Genesis treatments last year through July, and then one IPL this April. Iím not sure if either made any difference- if so, itís not extreme. I felt like the IPL made me more flushy for awhile and there are these spots under my eyes at the top of my cheekbones that are more red and kind of crepe-y looking (maybe they were that way before IPL, but I notice it more lately). I feel like the only other recourse I have, after trying tons of meds, is to really try to destroy the extra vasculature.

    My question: Opinions on the best laser or light treatment to do that? I feel like drs recommend IPL mainly but Iím not sure if thatís just because thereís little down time. I admit Iím scared of downtime but I also donít want to expose my skin over and over to light or laser treatments that are unlikely to work.

    At best, my baseline color is relatively normal, although there are some areas and spots that are somewhat red a lot of the time. But my main goal is to reduce flushing and I feel like getting rid of the extra vessels seems most likely for success.

    So- any recommendations/suggestions, given my goals? Maybe my question is- what made you choose your particular laser or light treatment and pros/cons of if?

    (I already take clonidine and klonopin for flushing)

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    Have you considered treating demodex with ZZ Cream or Soolantra? I was about to go down a path with IPLs after doing a lot of research but someone here convinced me to give ZZ Cream a try before doing so and my early results are encouraging. A lot of people here have had success with it after trying many other treatments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP1985 View Post
    Have you considered treating demodex with ZZ Cream or Soolantra? I was about to go down a path with IPLs after doing a lot of research but someone here convinced me to give ZZ Cream a try before doing so and my early results are encouraging. A lot of people here have had success with it after trying many other treatments.
    Yes, I use Soolantra.

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